Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Distribution Update

Hey everyone!  Just wanted to give you a quick update on the status of the film... I know it's been a while...
Right now our DVD is available for sale in the UK!  They even designed some crazy new artwork for the DVD case... 

Our sales agency has also gotten us distribution deals in Germany, and I just found out Japan as well.  The distribution process has been interesting and somewhat frustrating... There are a lot of requirements that the distributors have before they can start selling DVD's or broadcasting the film.  These are called "deliverables" and can be quite technically complex... Or they can just be flat out expensive!  On top of that, each distributor has their own list of deliverables that they require, including different types of insurance or Quality Control testing for broadcast!  Much more complicated that just throwing a short up on youtube or vimeo.  
Still, it's cool that the film is getting out there.  On that note, I recently discovered that we've been pirated.  In theory that's bad, but since we aren't really making any money anyway it's kind of cool that someone thought it was worth stealing!  All in all, we're doing really well considering there are plenty of films with much bigger budgets that never get any distribution deals at all!
We also have had a couple of offers for distribution here in North America... While this is very exciting, it will require more work on the film before we can move forward.  I swear, making a feature is a never-ending process! 
Well that's all for now!  Feel free to hit me up with any questions!
- Noah

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The First 2 Reviews of Ninja Zombies

The first reviews have come in!

Ron N. from BoxOfficeBuz.com gives Ninja Zombies 4/5 stars, saying that it "...manages to do what a lot of recent zombie films haven't, a fresh take on the brain and flesh-eating undead." (read the full review)

BuyZombie.com writer Paul Skow gave us 8/10 katanas: "All in All NINJA ZOMBIES is one of the better micro-budget zom-coms I’ve seen recently. It’s funny, unique, and held my interest throughout" (read the full review)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Ninja Zombies NYC Premiere - Nov 19, 2011

November 19, 2011 at the Tribeca Grand Hotel 


Join us for an evening of mind-bending, gut-busting, brain-eating independent film! Tickets are $10 at the door and part of the proceeds will benefit Healing The Children - Northeast

7:00 Cocktail Hour and Check In

8:00 Short Film "Objects of Time"

8:05 Short Film "Green Plastic Sandals"

8:15 Feature Film "Ninja Zombies"

9:30 Q&A with the filmmakers and After Party in the Hotel Lobby

Note that drinks may be brought into the screening room, so get ready to help us pioneer the Ninja Zombies Drinking Game!

"Ninja Zombies" Directed by Noah Cooper
Slacker geek Dameon Kim begins having nightmares -- flashes from the life of a samurai on the run and a sword that can raise the dead. When undead ninjas start attacking his friends, he discovers that the samurai was his ancestor, the sword is real, and he is the only one who can save the world from a Ninja Zombies apocalypse!

Featuring a hilarious performance by Troma President Lloyd Kaufman (The Toxic Avenger), Ninja Zombies has earned several accolades from international film festivals already. These include the awards for Best Feature and Best Horror/ Comedy at the 2011 Indie Gathering and 4 nominations at the Action On Film Festival, including Action Film of the Year.

Ninja Zombies is currently represented by international sales agency Fairway Film Alliance for worldwide distribution. For more info check outhttp://www.ninjazombiesfilm.com/ and http://www.facebook.com/ninjazombiesfilm

"Objects of Time" Directed by Michal Trzaska
Matt Moreland struggles to find the truth of whether his time traveling abilities are real or just a figment of his imagination.

This short film was made for the 48 Hour Film Project 2011 in the city of New Haven, CT, and was recognized by both the judges and the audience with 7 awards in total.

"Green Plastic Sandals" Directed by Stephanie Wu
In this short film, Rita is about to commit a cultural taboo: marrying outside of her ethnicity. But Rita’s parents are dead. And she can marry whomever she wishes. Or can she?

Inspired by Japanese horror classics like The Ring, Columbia student filmmakers Andres Rosende and Stephanie Wu have created a film about cultural taboo and Chinese identity. The script has already caught the attention of the Syfy network, and promises to put an eerie twist on the typical domestic drama with help from one very unrestful spirit.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Potential DVD Wrap

Here is an early mock-up of what a DVD case wrap could look like... what do you think?

Friday, September 16, 2011

Post Production Update: Audio is Done!

That's right... after months of syncing clean boom mic audio to video and tweaking each and every shot with multiple filters to get the best possible sound, audio post production is finally done!! 

Now all that is left is tweaking color just a little more, improving on some visual effects, and adding some After Effects motion-comic style animation to the awesome illustrations by Chris Letton. 

And here, just for fun, is another web-exclusive poster!

Monday, September 12, 2011

New Poster

I was taking a trip down memory lane, looking at some old production stills from when we started filming last summer, when I came upon a randomly awesome still of Arun wandering the cemetery set while holding up the Hell Sword.  I thought it'd make a cool poster so I did a little photoshop action and, well, take a look:

and the original:
sadly I don't think we have this image in high res (correct me if I'm wrong), so I think this will have to be a just for fun web-exclusive poster.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Ninja Zombies FTW!

The Indie Gathering was a blast! Congratulations to the cast and crew for not only winning Best Horror / Comedy Feature, but also BEST OVERALL FEATURE!

Seriously, what a great festival. The screenings, seminars, and panels were terrific and the people could not have been cooler. I made a lot of new friends and contacts and am already looking forward to when I can go back!

Big thanks go out to Ray, Kristina, and everyone at The Indie Gathering for all their amazing work!