SXSW First Look: Dance of the Dead!
by Alex Billington
February 18, 2008
In a few weeks, Ken Evans and I will be gearing up and heading down to Austin, TX for some good barbecue and the SXSW Film Festival. Among one of the films that "could be awesome" is Dance of the Dead, which is premiering in the 'Round Midnight category (check out the full line-up from SXSW). The concept is simple: on the night of the big High School Prom, the dead rise to eat the living, and the only people who can stop them are the losers who couldn't get dates to the dance. Thankfully I've come across the first photos from the film and it really does look promising!
The first photo is of Jimmy, played by Jared Kusnitz, and Lindsey, played by Greyson Chadwick. The other photos below include a few behind-the-scenes images. You can find more on the official MySpace for Dance of the Dead here: myspace.com/danceofthedeadmovie.
Dance of the Dead is directed by Gregg Bishop, of 2006's The Other Side, and written by budding screenwriter Joe Ballarini. The film will premiere at the SXSW Film Festival with the first showing on Sunday, March 9th at midnight. This doesn't have a US distributor yet, but with some extra love I'm sure it'll find a home soon!
You can be certain that we'll be seeing this at SXSW and will be one of the first to report back on our thoughts. I can't wait to check it out and let you know what we think!