It has been announced that Doc of the Dead will be making its world premiere at South By South West 2014. SXSW 2014 will take place from March 7 - 16 in Austin, Texas and they started announcing details on the upcoming festival this week. We don't have screening details yet, but we'll be providing readers with more SXSW coverage over the coming months.
Doc of the Dead is a zombie culture documentary that has been directed by Alexandre O. Philippe (The People vs. George Lucas) and features George A. Romero, Simon Pegg, Max Brooks, and a number of other special guests. We've included the previously released release details, clips, and the trailer below, but expect to have updated information and content soon.
"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!
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/
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