My name is Matthew Kay, an actor/writer/voice-over artist and soon-to-be first time director. Myself and the team at White Fountain Productions want to create a short film taking a fresh look at the zombie comedy.
We already have a stellar, international cast of actors and voice-over artists, ready to bring this project to life. The next most important part is you.
The reason we are asking for this to be crowdfunded is because, primarily, I didn't want this to be a "Can you do this for experience and exposure?" situation, because as we all know, exposure never paid anybody's bills.
The main concept of this short came from watching a classic zombie movie and seeing the dead rising from their graves. I thought to myself, "How? How have these shambling corpses managed to break out of their coffins and up through 6 feet of compacted dirt?". This then gave birth to 'It Could Be Worse' which follows Z, our intrepid undead, awakened quite abruptly during a global phenomena. Solar flares have been getting progressively worse, electrical storms caused by the ever increasing gamma rays are playing havoc across the world with dead batteries surging with power and old, beaked, fur covered toys coming back to hauntingly converse with you. One day however, a solar flare of massive proportions sends gamma waves so powerful toward the earth, something very strange happens. The dead rise. This is no virus, no pandemic, just a one-off event. But what would this mean to humanity and the unhuman? That's where our short comes in.
Future plans for this short are festival releases, potential distribution and hopefully the option to turn it into a feature, following the stories of other events we briefly visit in this short.
With your help, not only will we be able to afford the locations, equipment and props to make this something worth watching but we will be able to pay our cast and crew for their work.
Thank you for taking the time to read this,
Matthew & Team.