We just got in the press release and synopsis for the AMERICAN ZOMBIE DVD, which streets on July 8th, 2008. In the mockumentary, filmmakers Grace Lee (“The Grace Lee Project”) and John Solomon (“Nonsense Man”) team up to shoot a documentary about high-functioning zombies living in Los Angeles and their struggles to gain acceptance in human society. The DVD features Behind the Scenes, commentary tracks with Director, Co-writer and cast, Trailers and a photo gallery. Read more details below!
WE’RE HERE. WE’RE DEAD. GET USED TO IT.
Coming to DVD July 8, 2008
LOS ANGELES, CA (May 5, 2008) – The City of Angels is in for a grave surprise when new residents come to town in American Zombie, rising up on DVD July 8, 2008 from Cinema Libre Studio. Filmmakers Grace Lee (“The Grace Lee Project”) and John Solomon (“Nonsense Man”) team up for this mockumentary about high-functioning zombies living in Los Angeles and their struggles to gain acceptance in human society. Starring Austin Basis, Suzy Nakamura, Al Vicente, Jane Edith Wilson and featuring Lee and Solomon as themselves, American Zombie ascends onto store shelves everywhere July 8, 2008 from Cinema Libre Studio, with an SRP of $24.95.
Although unquestionably a dark comedy, American Zombie unravels and expands into the realm of personal documentary and horror, providing a fresh take on the zombie movie genre. The film blurs the line between fiction and reality, incorporating verite and found footage and borrowing elements from the filmmakers’ and subjects’ own backgrounds to create a personal horror film about life in 21st century America .
American Zombie has been featured in a number of film festivals, including the Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival, SXSW, Slamdance, San Francisco Asian-American Film Festival and the VC Film Festival in Los Angeles .
Despite their wildly different working styles, Grace and John manage to chronicle the hopes and dreams of four fascinating subjects: Ivan, a convenience-store clerk who longs for a career in publishing; Lisa, a florist trying to recover her lost memories; Judy, a hopeless romantic who learns to accept her true nature; and Joel, a committed political activist advocating for zombie rights. As Grace strives to get to know the zombies “on their own terms,” John is eager to uncover their darker side and rallies to get the crew permission to shoot at a three-day, zombies-only retreat called Live Dead where the documentary takes an unexpected – and dangerous – turn. What transpires there is beyond anything the filmmakers could imagine, as they are forced to re-evaluate their ideas about tolerance, identity politics and the future of the human race.
For more information visit: http://www.americanzombiemovie.com
Bonus features include : Behind the Scenes, commentary tracks with Director, Co-writer and cast, Trailers and photo gallery.