About

Posts by :

Phoenix Comicon, Here We Come!

phoenix_comicon_logo_7283593240

We are totally stoked that DVS has been named an official selection of the 2014 Phoenix Comicon Film Festival!

Our film will screen on Saturday, June 7th at 10:45 am – a fantastic show time at this internationally well-known convention. Last year, over 55,000 people flooded into the Phoenix Convention Center to soak up genre entertainment, comic book icons, panels on everything from sci-fi/fantasy books to cosplay and one of the biggest and most amazing Zombie Walks EVER! This year, in the middle of all that fab goodness, there’ll be our lil’ movie, Dead Votes Society.

Come join us and see Dead Votes on the Big Screen in Phoenix!

Prescott Filmmakers, represent! Viva los Zombies!

“Dead Votes Society” is Now on IMDb!

IMDB

Hot on the heels of showing at Another Hole In The Head International Genre Film Festival in San Francisco and Horror Bites/Dark Matters Film Festival in Albuqurque, NM, we have the pleasure of informing cast, crew and our fantastically supportive fans that “The Little Zom-Com That Could” is now officially and ’til the end of time listed on the rolls of the Internet Movie Database.

Check yo bad self out, cast and crew! Thank you for all your hard work on DVS! Audience members have been laughing and asking during the Q and A about future movies from the world of Crest Top, AZ.

We’ve been blown away by this enthusiasm and secretly writing the next movie. Looking forward to more filmmaking in 2014. Viva los Zombies!

 (FYI – There are two weird typos and we are patiently waiting for the bots over at IMDb to fix them).

Dead Votes Society Does San Francisco!

Zombie Voting BoothWe are super excited to announce that DVS has been named an official selection of San Francisco’s 10th Annual Another Hole in the Head Film Festival.

We’ll know our exact screening date and time soon. We hope our friends and fans in the Bay City area will check out our premiere screening outside The Grand Canyon State.

Thanks for all the support of our cast, crew and fans. We absolutely could not do this without you and may we just say, “Viva los Zombies!”

AHITHLaurels

 

Dead Votes Society Invades Tucson!

facebookbackground-640x250We’re proud to announce that “Dead Votes Society” is an official selection of the 3rd Annual Tucson Terrorfest. DVS will screen at 8pm on Friday, Oct 18th at

image31The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress Street, Tucson.

DeadMeatWalking_KeyArtWe’ll be on the same program as “Dead Meat Walking: A Zombie Walk Documentary”, which explores the explosion of Zombie Walk events – from 6 people to over 15,000 at one even event. Looks like a great match for us and we’d love to see you and all fans of the Shambling Undead at this one time screening.

There’ll be Q and A with the filmmakers. We’re bringing a few  rare and collectible DVS posters ($10) and t-shirts ($15 – only 7 left – 4 large and 3 XL!)

Tickets available online or at the door.

See you in Tucson – Viva Los Zombies!

DVS at the Elks Opera House – Vas You Dere, Sharlie?

photo by the ever wonderful Deborah Hebert Gallegos/makingasceneproductions.com

photo by the ever wonderful Deborah Hebert Gallegos/makingasceneproductions.com

Hey, you wonderful 150 people who came out to see “Dead Votes Society”  in a “four wall screening” at the historic Elks Opera House last Saturday. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

That makes around 750 fantastic people who’ve seen this shortie zombie/comedy so far.

photo by the wonderful Deborah Hebert Gallegos/makingasceneproductions.com

photo by the ever wonderful Deborah Hebert Gallegos/makingasceneproductions.com

And, bonus extra thanks to the audience members who took advantage of the limited run of DVS posters and t-shirts, as well as the cast members who came out and signed posters for fans in the lobby. You all made it a glorious night out for the zombies!

Now, we plough the money raised back into submissions to film festivals; taking the banner of Yavapai County filmmaking out onto the national scene. Viva Los Zombies!

DVS in the News for Fright Night this Saturday!

1175744_10151817148209684_1544768939_nCheck out the great article in the Daily Courier on Fright Night at the Elks Opera House, including coverage of our little zom com!

See you Saturday night at the Elks Opera House Theater – it’s where all the cool dead kids are gonna be!

Get your tickets online here or show up at the door October 5th at 7 p.m. We’ve got a super limited amount of Dead Votes t-shirts and posters, so plan on getting there a little early!

 

Thanks, Joanna Dodder Nellans, Karen Despain and all the fantastic staff at the Daily Courier! (photo by ever awesome Denise Elfenbein)

See Us During Fright Night at the Elks Opera House

“Dead Votes Society” cast and crew members will be at the historic Elks Opera House on Saturday, Oct 5th.

Rare and collectible t-shirts and posters will be for sale in the lobby of the theater with a chance to get items autographed and talk to the cast.

We want to show off our little “zom com” and the great pool of talent we have here in Prescott. All funds raised with t-shirt and poster sales will go to film festival submission fees.

See you there!

Dead Votes Society at the Prescott Film Festival

Angie, Dave and Andrew at PFF(Angie, our good friend the Reverend Dave Chontos, and Andrew at the step and repeat wall of the 4th Annual Prescott Film Festival)

The past three  weeks have been a blur. We not only prepped our exhibition copy of the Dead Votes Society but acted as department head volunteers at the Prescott Film Festival. By the time the festival was underway, we had to remind each other to do the fun stuff filmmakers get to do: sign the poster, hang out with other filmmakers, get our picture taken with people who enjoyed the film. We had a great time at the first film festival Dead Votes Society was accepted to. More on that later.

In the process, we learned a lot. Stuff like…never get so focused on the big picture that you neglect to make posters and post cards of your film in time to distribute them around the festival. Always take the time to review the projection of your film with the tech crew, even when it is part of a package of other shorts, and check in with the screening host to make sure everyone’s on the same sheet of music.

The purest pleasure of the whole thing was sitting in large audiences to hear the laughter. It not only makes you feel good, but you start to understand the movie better.

We learned that a larger audience gives you a better idea of how well the comedy is working and where the comic beats are for the audience. Watch a comedy with three friends and you get laughter from only what those three people find funny.

At our world premiere in the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, on July 24,2013, we had over 400 people in the audience. They laughed long and hard. Maybe hearing lots of people laughing near you puts you in a laughing state of mind? Maybe a larger audience gives you different people who laugh at different things? Doesn’t matter! The laughs were big and genuine and we were happy to hear them all.

At the second screening, on July 28th – in the smaller Yavapai College SNW Community Theatre – the room sat 200 and they were sending out for extra chairs as the lights went down and people kept trying to get in.

Both times, there was a nice Q and A afterwards and a chance to share the stage with Prescott filmmakers Holly Rillovick, Ryan Moser, Greg Smolarz, Sam Coodley, Ken Gregg, as well as festival MVP Forrest Sandefer (three movies in competition, either as director or DP!)

All in all, a great first festival experience. Now, we do a little more prep, upload the screener to Withoutabox and start offering our little zom-com to festivals for the coming year. Viva los zombies!

Make Your Voice ( or Low Wordless Moan) Heard!

Zombie ActivistsThis Wednesday, July 24, 2013 will mark the World Premiere of Dead Votes Society at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center during “Prescott on the Big Screen,” the 4th Annual Prescott Film Festival showcase of locally made cinema.

Since we started pre-production in September 2012, we’ve worked towards this date. Spent thousands of dollars. Worked very, very late. Got up early the next day to squeeze in some more before day job began. Sunday night, we showed it to our cast and crew in the lounge at Taj Mahal Restaurant. They broke up laughing and that wasn’t too surprising. What was surprising were the waitstaff from the dining room crowding in the door way to watch the film and laughing, laughing. Also surprising, when we showed the film a second time for cast who had to show up late, it actually got bigger laughs from the people who’d already seen it once.

As a comedy writer, that’s wonderful. You can see Dead Votes Society Wednesday night at 6pm in the YCPAC or Sunday, July 28th at 4pm in Yavapai College’s Building #19.

But, if you could do me favor, go to the World Premiere. Not only will you get to see it before most anyone else in the world has seen it and  enjoy some great laughs, but they’ll be handing out ballots as you come in the door for the Audience Choice Awards.

Please do consider us for your vote. Some laughter might come in handy these days. And we’ve got just the zombies for the job. Viva los Zombies!

Dead Votes Movie Tickets – Why Stand in Line?

DVS Day 4 StairsTickets are now on sale for Prescott Film Festival’s “Prescott on the Big Screen” – over 2 hours of short independent films shot here in Everybody’s Hometown – which includes, “Dead Votes Society.”

This is the world premiere of “Dead Votes Society” and, while we’re glad to see it up on the Big Screen , there’s an awful lot of seats in the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center. We aim to fill ’em up with fans of Prescott, comedy and zombie flicks. And we need your help to do that.

Tell your friends. Tell your neighbors. Tell that hip check-out lady at Albertson’s. We all could use a good laugh in Prescott these days and “Dead Votes Society” is probably the funniest zombie movie ever made in Yavapai County. We’re not 100% on that, but we’re pretty sure.

Call 928-458-7209 (Monday through Friday 9am-5pm) to get your tickets and support Prescott’s growing independent film community. That’s a mere $10 for 6 Prescott-made movies and you’ll avoid the long lines on the day of the show.

Viva los zombies!

Screen shot 2013-07-04 at 6.18.24 PM