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.)"