Hollywood Film Festival® is proud to announce the world premier of their feature length film, SPECIAL dEaD. The film will screen at Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood on October 20, 2006 at 11:00 PM.
Los Angeles, CA (October 13, 2006) Lazy Ghost Films in conjunction with the Hollywood Film Festival® is proud to announce the world premier of their feature length film, “SPECIAL dEaD”. The film will screen at Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood on October 20, 2006 at 11:00 PM.
When a zombie plague infects Camp Special Dude, a dude ranch for the mentally handicapped, a ragtag band of challenged campers and counselors struggle to survive the night. Led by the indifferent, nun-chuck-wielding head counselor, Mac, and his wheelchair-bound sister Dale, the unlikely heroes fight their way off the mountain as, one by one, they’re picked off and join the ranks of the walking dead. It’s is a campy stampede of flying limbs, blood, flesh, and gore.
Led by Directors Thomas L. Phillips and Sean Simmons, and written by Jared Tweedie, “Special dEaD” is an original Horror Comedy that is sure to please the seasoned zombie fanatic. The film is vastly becoming a cult favorite over the Internet without ever screening a major film festival.
Thomas L. Phillips, Director of Special dEaD says, “We wanted to make a movie that horror fans would appreciate, but at the same time bring originality to the table. We used the horror films of the late seventies and early eighties to set the mode for our film. Special dEaD will scare you and make you laugh at the same time.”
Sean adds, “There are many original gory scenes in the film. Mark Fenlason’s talents in special effects and make-up on the film are impressive.” “For my first feature, this was great fun” says Jason Brubaker, who plays the lead camp counselor, Mac Stone. “Working with these guys really allowed me to grow. The whole process was comfortable and I got to fight with nun-chucks. Awesome!”
The Hollywood Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival runs as part of the Hollywood Film Festival on October 20th, 21st, 22nd. The Hollywood Film Festival runs October 18th — October 23rd.
Thomas L. Phillips received his MFA in Film and Television production from Chapman University. He has completed four award winning short films: The Simple Things, Love Stained Glass, Tiger in the Arms, and Earl’s Your Uncle (2004) which won Best Short Film at the 2004 Century City Film Festival. It will be released soon through Kevin Smith’s View Askew productions. His second feature Rattle Basket is currently in post production.
Sean Simmons has been writing, directing, and producing short films and music videos for several years. He studied Film Scoring at UCLA and composed the music for Thomas L. Phillips short The Simple Things. Other work includes 1st AD on Earl’s Your Uncle.
The Hollywood Film Festival® and Hollywood Awards® links the gap between Hollywood and the creative global community, while at the same time honoring veteran Hollywood professionals. In the last 3 years, 44 Oscar® nominations and 9 Oscars® were given to films and honorees they showcased.
Arclight Cinemas is on 6360 W. Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA. For more information, visit these official websites www.specialdeadmovie.com or www.hollywoodawards.com/.