In 1968, George Romero made a film called “Night of the Living Dead.” A simple, yet terrifying story about a group of people who are trying to survive the night against a monster nobody had ever seen before. This 95 minute indie would catapult a new monster into pop culture history and make them one of the most feared and popular creatures in cinema and pop culture.
Since then, the Zombie has appeared in:
437 Feature Films
130 Video Games
88 TV Series
As it stands now, the Zombie lives on and is feasting on the hearts and minds of audiences the world over.
The Romero Zombie at the root of it all developed it’s rabidly loyal fan base because it inspired REAL terror in it’s audience:The "Core" values of the Zombie Genre
The Zombie Cannot be Reasoned with
The Zombie USED to be us at some point
The Individual Zombie is relatively non-threatening; the danger is in the hordes.
Now, almost 50 years later the Legacy continues. George Cameron Romero has taken it upon himself to carry on the Legacy that his father created... the definitive Origin story of a legend as told by a legacy.
George Cameron Romeo is announcing his film "Origins," which will serve as his humble and respectful installment into the genre created by his father.
Origins is the story in the Romero universe of how the first 'Zombie' strolled across that cemetery and into lives of those in the 'dead' series almost fifty years later. This is a project that will re-define the genre… as well as the monster and everything that scares you about them.
We don’t. We don’t. But this isn’t just ANOTHER Zombie Movie. If you’re a zombie fan... this is the definitive answer to your questions about the creatures as told by the second generation of Romero.
This is about a legend continuing through legacy.
Origins takes place in the Turmoil of the 1960's just shortly before "Night of the Living Dead", and explains how The 'Original' Romero Zombie was created.
In 1962, Dr. Ryan Cartwright was on the scientific and altruistic path to find a way for humans to sustain life in the event of M.A.D (Mutual Assured Destruction), a huge topic brought on by the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Little did he know that over the course of the next several years of his life, he would take a well-funded and military focused journey to the darkest corners of the world… as he creates the ultimate weapon for the government and a curse that will plague mankind for the rest of days.
G. Cameron Romero
Let's be upfront. We know we can't make this movie for $150,000
That being said, for $150k, we CAN make this movie happen, right now we are in pre-production for the film and there is a lot we need to get the ball rolling.
Right now the plan is shoot the film with funds partially as a results of this campaign, and partially by additional investors. These investors are committing a certain amount of money based on what happens RIGHT HERE on Indiegogo.
No matter what, we are putting 100% of any funds raised into the PRODUCTION of this film.
Crowdfunding is the new way of engaging fans early in creative projects. Cameron is himself a fan of his father's films, and he'd like to involve the other fans by using his own generation's tools and team to make this film happen.
We have available for you, some very unique and limited opportunities that will only come from this Campaign. If you ever wanted to be a part of Zombie History as it pertains to the Romeros. Now is the time to act.
At the $30 level, we are going to invite you to become part of our "Brain" trust. You will have a vote in the creative decisions in the film as Cameron and the Producers reach out to YOU - the fans. During the production of the film, we'll POLL you for major decisions in the film-making process.
You will have a say in the outcome of this film. Literally.
Seriously, every little bit helps – so please take the time, and look over our perks and see what calls you to the most. Everyone involved in this film is extremely passionate about getting this film made, and we invite you to become part of this Legacy journey.
At the end of the day, it's YOU who decide if these are questions you want answered.
From one set of fans to another, do us a favor and help spread the word and tell others that the true nature of the Romero Zombie is coming.