Title

Dead Day

Lead Author Major

Communication

Format

Student Film Festival

Faculty Mentor Name

Pati McCarthy

Faculty Mentor Department

Film Studies

Abstract/Artist Statement

Dead Day is a mocumentary in the style of the modern "found footage" trope. Two film students are trapped on their college campus after the sudden occurrence of a zombie virus. The film was inspired by my own thoughts about "what would I do if a zombie showed up right now?" I wanted the characters and experiences in the film to feel as organic as possible. A lot of the humor in the film relies on Pacific students and their connections to the campus culture. I hope the audience connects with the ridiculous, but believable, scenarios in the film and find a bit of themselves in the two main characters. The way this film differentiates from other found footage films is that one of the main characters is narrating and editing this 'documentary' as the days progress. The character is as involved in the creation of the film as I am, and the editing will reflect that. All in all, I hope the audience can enjoy and laugh with me!

Location

Janet Leigh Theatre

Start Date

5-5-2015 7:00 PM

End Date

5-5-2015 10:00 PM

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Dead Day

Janet Leigh Theatre

Dead Day is a mocumentary in the style of the modern "found footage" trope. Two film students are trapped on their college campus after the sudden occurrence of a zombie virus. The film was inspired by my own thoughts about "what would I do if a zombie showed up right now?" I wanted the characters and experiences in the film to feel as organic as possible. A lot of the humor in the film relies on Pacific students and their connections to the campus culture. I hope the audience connects with the ridiculous, but believable, scenarios in the film and find a bit of themselves in the two main characters. The way this film differentiates from other found footage films is that one of the main characters is narrating and editing this 'documentary' as the days progress. The character is as involved in the creation of the film as I am, and the editing will reflect that. All in all, I hope the audience can enjoy and laugh with me!