In a world overrun with zombies, the greatest threat to your survival just might be something else.
Dead Man Walking Productions
Los Angeles, California
United States
1 Team Member

Get a signed copy of this storyboard image
from artist Zoro Rodriguez!

SHELTER is the story of a young woman named Kelly who takes refuge from the zombie apocalypse in an abandoned restaurant kitchen with a welcoming stranger named Vince. Grateful that he has offered her shelter and food, Kelly soon starts to question his motives. Why is he so friendly and why does he trust her so easily? What is it about him that puts her on edge? Will she truly find shelter here...or something much worse?

   Rick Clifton is the director of the upcoming short film SHELTER. Having produced, directed and worked on many theatrical productions, television shows, feature films, short films and documentaries over the years, Rick is excited to finally bring this story to life. This film will be the result of more than a year of planning, creative development and dedication to the making of this film. 

  Brent St. Mary is the producer who never stops, the man who always seems to find a way to bring everyone's movie visions to life. Over the past few years he has worked on over 50 short film projects, bringing plenty of first-hand filmmaking knowledge to this project. Together with Sahara Ford-Davis, our Associate Producer, these two are leading the charge and paving the way for future feature films.

  Jason Melby and Rick Clifton co-wrote and developed SHELTER together. Jason has been writing for over ten years and has several published books, stage plays and feature scripts. He is awaiting the national release of his first highly anticipated superhero novel later this year.


Shooting this film with the level of special FX makeup we are aiming to achieve will require a great deal of magic. The crazy-talented Lu Leahy will be the Key Special FX Makeup Artist on SHELTER. Lu has worked with Rob Berman, Joe Blasko and has done make-up for many celebrity clients like Michael Madsen, Lee Meriwether and Susan Blakely to name a few.


Making movies – it’s what we live to do, it’s what we think about when we wake up in the morning and what sometimes keeps us up all night.  We would love your support as we pursue this crazy dream to bring life to the undead.

While we decided to have a little fun with the campaign video, the film itself is a tense, claustrophobic and taut thriller that will have you gritting your teeth and yelling at the screen every time Kelly makes a decision. Once inside the building with Kelly, it’s one continuous movement through the abandoned kitchen, shot in a cinematic style.

Shooting a full nine minutes as one continuous shot requires a great amount of expertise and specialty equipment. We have assembled a crew of people that are very committed to this project. As a result, we are able to attribute one hundred percent of our budget to production costs. Having managed to secure all of the post production needs, if we can shoot it, we can finish it!

Here's a look at how our budget breaks down.

We would like to invite you to make a contribution in order to help create something extremely exceptional. In return, we will make sure you get something equally special. From bloody, zombie-signed scripts to signed body parts to walk on roles, we are offering some clever and exclusive perks. 

Also, given the bite that Rick sustained while making the campaign video,  there is even a perk that will turn him into a zombie director by the time the crew is ready to shoot! Every time someone chooses this perk, Rick will become a little zombier along the way. 

Above all, we sincerely thank you for your support! 


10/14/13 - Update #1

Thank you for everything so far!

10/14/13 - Update #2

Hey everyone! We just landed an outstanding production designer, Irwin Aquino. Irwin has worked on some great productions including the horror short LAB RAID, which was recently submitted to Screamfest Horror Film Festival. We are continuing to add talented people to our film team every day so stay tuned for the latest updates about the SHELTER production, cast, and crew.


Lu, our Key Special FX Makeup Artist, has recently been sculpting: take a look at the zombie prosthetics she's created from scratch to help bring our zombies to life! 


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Select a Perk
  • $10USD
    Digital Download

    You'll receive your very own copy of SHELTER via digital download.

    6 claimed
  • $25USD
    SHELTER DVD + Digital Copy

    You'll receive your very own DVD copy of SHELTER plus the digital download.

    12 claimed
  • $35USD
    Artist-Signed Storyboard!

    JUST ADDED! You and a select few will receive an exclusive storyboard image signed by artist Zoro Rodriguez! Plus you'll receive a copy of the film as well!

    4 out of 15 claimed
  • $50USD
    Zombie-Signed SHELTER Script

    You'll receive an exclusive signed SHELTER script by the cast and crew, complete with zombie blood stains! You will also receive a copy of the film.

    5 claimed
  • $75USD
    SHELTER Crew Hat

    You'll receive an official SHELTER crew hat (one size fits all). We'll also give you a zombie-signed script and a copy of the film.

    0 out of 50 claimed
  • $100USD
    Signed SHELTER Movie Poster

    You'll receive the exclusive movie poster signed by the cast and crew of the film. We'll also give you a zombie-signed script and a copy of the film.

    0 out of 25 claimed
  • $125USD
    Make Rick Zombier

    Here's your chance to make Rick direct the film in full zombie mode! There are only 12 of these and each one pushes Rick's zombie bite a little closer to full zombification. Plus you'll get the signed poster, zombie-signed script and a copy of the film. Once all 12 perks are snatched up, you will receive an exclusive behind the scenes featurette of Rick directing as a zombie!

    0 out of 12 claimed
  • $150USD
    Star as a Zombie!

    You and a select few will have the opportunity to star in SHELTER as an undead zombie! Now's the chance to fulfill that childhood dream of playing a zombie on the big screen! Plus you'll receive a copy of the film, a crew hat, a zombie-signed script and your name in the credits! * travel and accommodations not included.

    0 out of 10 claimed
  • $500USD
    Film Premiere + Meet and Greet

    You will be invited to the premiere screening and wrap party of Shelter in Los Angeles where you'll get the opportunity to meet the cast and crew of the film. Plus you receive a copy of the film, a crew hat, a zombie-signed script and the signed movie poster! We'll even give you a very special thank you in the credits. * travel and accommodations not included.

    0 out of 5 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Associate Producer Credit

    We'll give you an Associate Producer credit on the film. Plus you'll be invited to the premiere, get the signed poster, the SHELTER crew hat, a zombie-signed script and a copy of the film.

    0 out of 2 claimed
  • $1,500USD
    Executive Producer Credit

    You'll be an Executive Producer on the film!!! Plus you'll be invited to the premiere, get the signed poster, the SHELTER crew hat, a zombie-signed script, a copy of the film and thank yous from us and the zombies for the rest of your living and undead days!!!

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