Doc of the Dead is a zombie culture documentary that is being directed by Alexandre O. Philippe (The People vs. George Lucas) and segments have already been filmed with Simon Pegg and George Romero, among others. We recently showed you a clip with Simon Pegg and George Romero, and a third clip has been released with the Zombie Research Society’s Matt Mogk:
“THEY’RE YOU. THEY’RE US. THEY’RE EVERYWHERE…THEY’RE ALL MESSED UP…THEY’RE DEAD. DOC OF THE DEAD is the definitive Zombie culture documentary, and speculative chronicle of the Zombie Apocalypse. The film features appearances by Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) and the Grandfather of Zombie-dom, George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead). Others planned for the film include author Max Brooks (World War Z, soon to be a major motion picture starring Brad Pitt), Greg Nicotero (Executive Producer and make-up FX “The Walking Dead”), Charlie Adlard (Artist, “The Walking Dead”), Mick Garris (Stephen King’s “The Shining,” and “The Stand”), Steve Barton (Dread Central), Alan Jones (Frightfest), and many more!
To get the bodies moving – the Kickstarter campaign begins today with pre-orders of the film available (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/exhibitapictures/doc-of-the-dead), and here’s your first look at the trailer to get your entrails all moist and your checkbooks out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZHLS2PwMKs&feature=plcp
The Zombie Apocalypse seems to be on everybody’s lips these days. Should we categorize it as fiction, dismiss it as far-fetched paranoia, or speculate about it as a plausible scenario? Doc of the Dead is brought to the screen by the creators of the groundbreaking, participatory and award-winning The People Vs. George Lucas – Director Alexandre O. Philippe, Director of Photography/Producer Robert Muratore and Producer Kerry Deignan Roy. It’s co-hosted by Geekscape’s own Jonathan London and Red Letter Media’s infamous Mr. Plinkett (The Phantom Menace review), who will be sitting in his basement, far away from all the chaos.
Doc of the Dead delves deep into the myriad crevasses of Zombie culture to deliver the first-ever, in-depth look at a contemporary social pandemic of global proportions. Shot and edited in a cinematically edgy, high-octane style, it will host a rich and entertaining dialogue with Zombie experts and celebrities, seek participation from YouTubers and indie filmmakers, and examine viral cultural trends to explore the possibility and ramifications of an actual zombie outbreak with sociologists, virologists, chemists, and members of the Zombie Research Society.
In short, this is the film that zombie fans across the globe have been secretly waiting for; and because reality is scarier than fiction, prepare to be utterly and positively FREAKED OUT! And remember – always aim for the head.
Doc of the Dead is written and directed by Alexandre O. Philippe, and produced by DoP Robert Muratore, and Kerry Deignan Roy.”
If you’d like to learn more about Doc of the Dead, check out the following interview we conducted with Alexandre O. Philippe: http://dailydead.com/exclusive-alexandre-o-philippe-talks-doc-of-the-dead/
The official poster has been created by The Walking Dead‘s Charlie Adlard and you can get yourself a signed/numbered copy by supporting the project. Learn more at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/exhibitapictures/doc-of-the-dead
George Romero Clip:
Simon Pegg Clip: