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!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Ninja Zombies screening in the Midwest

Ninja Zombies fans of the Midwest, you're in luck! Ninja Zombies is having its Midwest premiere at The 2011 Indie Gathering International Film Festival in Cleveland, Ohio, where we've been awarded "Best Horror/ Comedy!"

The screening will be August 26th at 9:05 PM in Screening Room A at the
Holiday Inn Westlake Ohio (Cleveland West)
1100 Crocker Road, Westlake Ohio 44145

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $15, which includes admission to all screenings and networking parties. Oh and by the way... martial arts legend Frank Dux (the man that Bloodsport was based on) is rumored to be in attendance!!

For more information check out http://theindiegathering.com/

Saturday, July 30, 2011

ninja zombies invade Oregon!

Ninja Zombies Oregon Premiere

Q & A with director to follow

Where: Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd Portland, OR 97212)
When: 7-9 pm
$7, $5 children/seniors
Buy tickets at the door or online here: http://bit.ly/nPlzya

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Ninja Zombies in Pasadena

On July 29th at 6 PM, Ninja Zombies will have its West Coast premiere at the 2011 Action On Film Festival!

And we are nominated for 4 awards!
- Action Film of the Year
- Best Special Effects
- Breakout Action Star (Chris Kulmann)
- Best Action Sequence

The theater is Regency's Academy Theaters 1003 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena CA 91105. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10, or for $8 online here: https://www.aoffest.com/store/Ninja-Zombies-Friday-II-Block-16-6p328.htm

If you live in Southern California and you've been waiting for the next great bromaction horror comedy... wait no more! Come check out all the undead martial arts mayhem and support indie film!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

New Haven Screening

Ninja Zombies is set to screen in New Haven, CT on July 16, 2011!

2 years in the making. A grassroots funding campaign, a completely volunteer cast and crew and countless hours spent in front of a computer has all come together to create this film and it has finally has arrived!! D-Prov Productions would like to welcome you and yours to a night of comedy, horror, action and bromance.

204 York Street - Gryphon's Pub @ GPSCY
Doors will open at 8pm -- The film will be shown at 9:30pm

Tickets $10.
21+ (Valid ID required)
(Those under 21 may be admitted only with a parent/guardian)

When you arrive at the event make sure to tell the bouncer you are here for the Film and you will not be charged the bar cover at the front door. Ticket purchases will be made at the entrance to the ballroom.

A Q&A with the filmmakers and an after party will follow the screening. There will be a cash bar until 2 AM.

We hope to see you all there to celebrate this momentous achievement!

Thank you, we could NOT have done it without the support of all of you!

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Our new trailer is finally done! Please check it out and help spread it around like a zombie apocalypse by sending it to your family and friends, posting it on your facebook walls, tweeting the link, screaming the URL at your neighbors... whatever it takes!

The more views we get, the more appealing the film will be to festival programers and movie distributors!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Making a New Trailer

Now that the flick is nearly complete, it seemed like a good time to generate some more buzz. We figure that the better our numbers are in terms of facebook fans and trailer views, the better the film will look to film festival programmers and potential distributors.

Hopefully we will get the same kind of viral effect that we got with our first trailer back in December, with bloggers around the world posting it on their geek, movie, and horror related sites.

I plan on sharing the youtube link (rather than vimeo), so it should go up in views much faster. Our last trailer would not upload to youtube properly for some reason and the audio was out of sync no matter what I did. And yet, the youtube version got more views than vimeo, even though we weren't actively promoting it. With any luck it will upload correctly this time and with the help of our fans we can make it explode all over the interwebs.

This trailer will focus more on the action of Ninja Zombies, rather than the horror or comedy. (or bromance) For inspiration I looked to the first teaser for Sucker Punch. Say what you will about the movie, but that teaser was badass. I especially love the way it used jump cuts in time to the music.

So when will I finally post this new trailer? Don't worry, you won't have to wait long...

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Ninja Zombies Coming to Pasadena, CA

On Tuesday I mailed a screener (of the incomplete movie) out to the Action On Film Festival in Pasadena, CA and on Friday they let me know that we've officially been accepted! We went there last year with our short film, Underground Sonata, so we know it will be a great time. I think this time will be a little different, though, since we are coming with a feature length film. One difference so far: this time I was contacted by a staff member in filmmaker relations who had a list of interview questions for me to answer and a request for hi-res images that she will be using to make a press-release. Sweet! I updated a couple of our posters for the purpose...

In 2009, Moviemaker Magazine named the AOF Fest one of the 25 Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee. Here's what they had to say: "Action is the name of the game at AOF—both on the screen and behind the scenes. “We have changed a number of filmmakers’ and writers’ lives by getting them deals, selling their work and assisting them with taking leaps they never thought possible,” says AOF director of operations Nick Covington. Chief among the lucky moviemakers is Mark Mahon; four years ago, his unproduced script, Freedom Within the Heart, was named Best Screenplay. Today he’s making his big-screen debut as writer-director of Strength and Honour, starring Michael Madsen and Vinnie Jones.

Sure, the fest also offers $75,000 in cash and prizes, but also very valuable to all attending moviemakers and writers is the promise of walking away with a video interview—including film footage—to add to their electronic press kits, as well as guaranteed acceptance into the fest for future work. (It always pays to have a ready-made screening opportunity.)"

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Ninja Zombies Love Troma

I was just going through some photos from our shoot last August with (in)famous independent filmmaker and creator of the Toxic Avenger, Lloyd Kaufman. We spent the day at Troma Studios in Queens and had a helluva time filming with Lloyd! See the photos for yourself below, and feel the loooove

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Ninja Zombies Art

Over the last couple of weeks my college friend Chris Letton did some amazing original artwork for Ninja Zombies! Here's a little low-res teaser:

You know the semi-animated fable scene from Harry Potter 7 part 1? Well that's what we're going for here, and the completed "Legend of the Hell Sword" scene will blow you away!

If you need to hire someone for some totally badass original artwork, or would just like to buy some high quality prints from the man himself, feel free to contact Chris at jcletton@gmail.com

Friday, April 1, 2011

Ninja Zombies Film Festival Debut!

Good news, my ninjas!

Ninja Zombies is an Official Selection of the 2011 Litchfield Hills Film Festival! http://hillsfilmfestival.org/

Our screening will be on Thursday, April 7, at 2:00 PM. Tell everyone you know! Since this is probably the only film festival we’ll go to in CT, it will be a great chance to finally show all our friends and family…. in an actual theater! I know it’s a tough time slot, but colleges might be a great place to start for drawing a crowd! If anyone can help out by posting flyers, it would be much appreciated!

Getting into a festival is a big honor and gives our project a lot of legitimacy in the film community. It’s also a ton of fun! We get to show our movie to an audience familiar with the world of low budget and independent film, which tends to be a very appreciative crowd! Then we get to mingle and network with other people in the industry, not to mention see their films, too! There are receptions each night of the festival as well as after parties to hang out with all the other filmmakers!

Some of us went last year and we all had an amazing time!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ninja Zombies Return to Mark Twain Museum

Over the past few weeks we’ve had a couple of small, private test screenings that have given us some great feedback and the film has improved a lot already!

For our last test screening before we lock picture, the good people at the Mark Twain House and Museum have been kind enough to invite us back! We’re counting on everyone’s feedback to make this movie as good as it can be. Here is what they have to say about the event:

“The Mark Twain House & Museum reanimates a lifeless Saturday night in Hartford with an evening of undead laughs and ninja action. Connecticut filmmakers have asked MTH&M to unearth a rough cut screening of their new “bromaction-comedy” NINJA ZOMBIES. This work-in-progress charts the adventures of a group of nerds who must do battle with beer-soaked buddies and blood-spattered ninja zombies. Sequences of the film were shot at …the legendary Troma Studios in New York!

Back in October as part of our “Mark Twain & The Army of Darkness” zombie author event, we screened a portion of the movie and are delighted to offer the filmmakers the opportunity to share their (almost) completed movie with you. The rough cut screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Noah Cooper, Producer Michael Castro, Director of Photography Michal Trzaska, plus members of the cast.


For reservations, call (860) 280-3130″

Time :
Saturday, March 26 · 7:30pm – 9:30pm
The Mark Twain Museum Center
351 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT

Please come help us out and bring all your friends and family! It’s sure to be a great time and all proceeds go towards the museum and towards our film festival entry fees!

Here’s a link to RSVP on Facebook

Monday, March 7, 2011

Ninja Zombies in the Brainpan

When I go to sleep I have dreams where I am sitting at my desk editing Ninja Zombies. Seriously. I had two completely separate dreams about it just last night. What’s sad is that I wake up disappointed at all the progress that didn’t actually happen.

Over the weekend I had a test screening at my place and producer Mike Castro had one at his place. Thanks to everyone who watched and provided feedback! It’s going to be very helpful! Especially when it comes to the scenes that were a bit too long / short and the bits that were confusing. Those are things we can totally fix! Slowly but surely, we are getting there…

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Hype Machine

Happy New Year, Ninjas Zombies Fans!

As I’m sure most of you have noticed, they hype train has been full speed ahead since we released the trailer! We’ve been blogged about by a ton of geek / zombie/ horror / movie sites all over the world, in at least 8 different languages! The trailer has been viewed um… I’m not even sure how many times. 5,000 on vimeo not including all the sites that embedded it. Over 7,000 on youtube but more than that now since other people have uploaded it… over 5,300 on break.com… Web pages that have embedded the trailer have gotten at least 20,000 hits! We’re close to 1,000 fans on facebook (but I’m sure we can do even better).

What you may not know is that we have been contacted by a few film festivals already! That’s right… based on the trailer alone they have reached out to express interest in our little flick that could. Thanks to everyone who has been spreading the word. And to think, all this buzz was created just by the cast and crew all posting the trailer to their personal facebook pages!

Here is a rundown of just some of the sites that have started following our film:

Angry Asian Man – “Ninja Zombies Trailer”

Horror-Movies.ca – “Official Trailer for Ninja Zombies”

Geek Tyrant – First Look: Trailer And Poster for The Epic Undead Martial Arts Film NINJA ZOMBIES

Lega Nerd – “Ninja Zombie Trailer” (Itallian)

Beyond Hollywood – “Undead Chopsocky Madness Overflows in Noah Cooper’s Ninja Zombies”

Dread Central – “Ninja Zombies Looking to Make Sushi Out of YOU!”

28 Days Later Analysis – “Indie Zombie Thriller Alert: Ninja Zombies on the Loose in this Trailer

Horror News.net – Look Out George A. Romero, Here Comes ‘Ninja Zombies’

Estrenos Cinema – “Ninja Zombies” (Spanish)

Zwaistuny.net – “Ninja Zombies (2011) – trailer, zwiastun, opis, plakat” (Polish)

RST Video.com – “Trailer: Ninja Zombies”

BuyZombie.com – “Ninja Zombies Trailer”

Examiner.com – “Interview with Ninja Zombies’ Mike Castro”