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Project of the Day: Documentary Explores What Would Happen if Zombies Entered the Workforce

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire January 3, 2013 at 11:4AM

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.
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Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.
 
"Dead Man Working"
 
Tweetable Logline:
 
The Dead Will Work
 
Elevator Pitch:
 

The recently deceased are rising from their graves. These fresh (and sometimes not so fresh) rotting corpses are not here to eat the living; they have retained their memory of work and need to feed their hunger. With the recent economic crisis and other issues that dominate the news and popular zeitgeist, a new and inexpensive work force has evolved.

They do not need bathroom breaks.
They do not need healthcare.
They do not need food.

From blue-collar and white-collar jobs, to film, music and fashion; no one is safe.

 
Production Team:
 

Director: L.E. Salas
Producers: L.E. Salas, Larry Stiller, Luis Gonzalez, Kristin Grossano
Director of Photography: Ryan Alexander
Special FX Makeup: Jillian Hansen

About the Production:
 

"In 2009, I began research hoping to make a documentary about the living dead. All the while with an ever present and looming recession in the background. Throughout that year, divisive politics and talk of economic doom began reshaping my project into what it is today; An allegory docu-fiction about the dead rising from the grave and taking jobs from the living during our current economic climate.

"Dead Man Working uses the living dead in this movie as a representation of a stim-dead economy as well as bringing issues of the American work module and immigration to the forefront. " - Michael Smith

 
Current Status:
 
Post-production
 
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Film Website
 

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