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Romeo & Juliet Vs the Living Dead

Synopsis
Independent, low budget Zombie film inspired by Romeo and Juliet. Directed and produced by Ryan Denmark.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2009
Duration
84 mins
Availability
No distributor found (2/2009)

Credits

Director
Ryan Denmark
Producer
Ryan Denmark
Cinematographer
Ryan Denmark
Screenplay
Jason Witter; Ryan Denmark
Music
David Manning
Production Design
Jess Jones
Costume
Jess Jones
Cast
Jason WitterRomeo
Hannah KauffmannJuliet
Mark ChavezMercutio
Doug MontoyaNurse
Andy BrooksMontague
Elsa MenendezLady Capulet
George BachCapulet
Julie NagelLady Montague
Kevin R. ElderTybalt
Lucien SimsBenvolio
Malcolm MaderaSampson
Shenoah AllenGregory
Summer OlssonRosaline

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Zombie films

Notes

General
`For that reason, the play has a lot in common with 80’s teen romance films. So when we approached the script we were influenced by films like VALLEY GIRL and PRETTY IN PINK. We expanded the character of Mercutio to create a love triangle and away we went. Everything flowed from there, including our answer to the problematic question everyone asks, if Romeo is already dead, how does he kill himself? The film is a romantic comedy, but you know, with zombies." [Interview with director from press material].
History
The world premiere was at the Edinburgh Film Festival June 26th, 2009.

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www/thirdstarfilms.com

Production Company

Name

Third Star Films

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