American Zombie (2008)

American Zombie
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 36mins.
Genres Comedy, Horror, Satire
Keywords filmmaking, mockumentary, spoof, zombie
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Sierra D Donley Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Matthias Grunsky Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Christian Lohf Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Rebecca Sonnenshine Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Grace Lee Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Tamara Maloney Editor n/a 172 7000001
Woody Pak Original Music n/a 120838 8000001
Akiko Matsumoto Makeup Makeup and Hair 353 13000002
Pete Horner Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Annie Yun Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
John Jackson Casting n/a 179 10000001
Nathan Amondson Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Teddy Jung Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
In-Ah Lee Producer n/a 3 3000001
Al Vicente Actor Joe 1 1000005
Jane Edith Wilson Actor Lisa 1 1000006
Suzy Nakamura Actor Judy 1 1000004
Austin Basis Actor Ivan 1 1000003
John Solomon Actor John 1 1000002
Andrew Amondson Actor n/a 1 1000007
Amy Higgins Actor n/a 1 1000008
Kasi Brown Actor n/a 1 1000012
Grace Lee Director n/a 2 2000001
Alice Amter Actor n/a 1 1000011
Gerry Katzman Actor n/a 1 1000010
Vanessa Peters Actor n/a 1 1000009
Grace Lee Actor Grace 1 1000001
Synopsis
Filmmakers Grace Lee and John Solomon team up to shoot a documentary about high-functioning zombies living in Los Angeles and their struggles to gain acceptance in human society. Despite their wildly different working styles, Grace and John manage to chronicle the hopes and dreams of four fascinating subjects: Ivan, a convenience-store clerk who longs for a career in publishing; Lisa, a florist trying to recover her lost memories; Judy, a hopeless romantic who learns to accept her true nature; and Joel (pronounced "Yo-El"), a committed political activist striving for zombie rights. As Grace strives to get to know the zombies "on their own terms," John is eager to uncover their darker side and rallies to get the crew permission to shoot at a three-day, zombies-only retreat called Live Dead where the documentary takes an unexpected--and dangerous--turn. What transpires there is beyond anything the filmmakers could imagine, as they are forced to re-evaluate their ideas about tolerance, identity politics and the future of the human race.