A Little Bit Zombie

A Little Bit Zombie is a 2012 zombie comedy horror film that was directed by Casey Walker.[1] The film received its world premiere on February 4, 2012, at the Victoria Film Festival in Victoria, British Columbia, and was released on to DVD on July 16, 2013. The movie stars Kristopher Turner as a young man trying to control his new hunger for human flesh in order avoid the wrath of his fiancee.[2]

A Little Bit Zombie
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Directed byCasey Walker
Written byTrevor Martin, Christopher Bond
StarringKristopher Turner, Crystal Lowe, Shawn Roberts
Music byAntoine Binette Mercier
CinematographyKevin C. W. Wong
Edited byMichael P. Mason
Production
company
Cave Painting Pictures
Release date
  • February 4, 2012 (2012-02-04) (Victoria Film Festival)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryCanada
LanguageEnglish

Filming took place in Sudbury, Ontario, during June 2011.[3] The movie was crowdsourced through Walker's initiative called My Million Dollar Movie over a five-year period, during which he raised over a million dollars by allowing people to back the film by "purchasing" a frame.[4][5]

SynopsisEdit

All Steve (Kristopher Turner) wants is to make his incredibly controlling fiancee Tina (Crystal Lowe) happy, even if it's at his own personal expense. His best friend Craig (Shawn Roberts) and sister Sarah (Kristen Hager) accompany Steve to their family's cabin in the hopes of convincing him that she's not right for him, but with no success. When Steve is infected with a strange virus via a mosquito bite, he begins to turn into a zombie and hunger for brains. Despite this new turn of events, all Tina cares about is getting married and doesn't care that Steve is starting to miss various body parts. Now Steve must try to control his new urges while also trying to avoid a zombie hunter (Stephen McHattie) out to end his existence.

CastEdit

ReceptionEdit

Critical reception for A Little Bit Zombie has been predominantly positive.[6] Much of the praise for the film centered upon its lighthearted nature,[7] which some reviewers noted worked in the movie's favor.[8] Twitch Film gave A Little Bit Zombie an overall favorable review and called it "outrageously funny".[9] The review from Shock Till You Drop was more mixed and remarked that they felt that "the pacing was a bit off towards the beginning of the film", but that they overall enjoyed the movie as a whole.[10]

AwardsEdit

  • Gold Remi Award for Best Dark Comedy, WorldFest Houston (2012, won)[11]
  • Golden Palm Award for Best Independent Film, Mexico International Film Festival (2012, won)[12]
  • Festival Prize for Best Feature Film, Louisville Fright Night Film Fest (2012, won)[13]
  • Festival Prize for Best Zombie Film, Louisville Fright Night Film Fest (2012, won)
  • Festival Prize for Best Comedy Film, Louisville Fright Night Film Fest (2012, won)
  • Golden Ace Award for Feature Film, Las Vegas International Film Festival (2012, won)[14]
  • Gold Kahuna Award for Best Feature, Honolulu International Festival (2012, won)[15]
  • Best Feature Film Award, Canadian Filmmakers' Festival (2012, won)[16]
  • Canadian Comedy Award for Best Writing - Film, Canadian Comedy Awards (2012, won)[17]
  • Rising Star Award, Canada International Film Festival (2012, won)[18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Walkuski, Eric. "Canadian undead comedy Little Bit Zombie shoots next month". JoBlo.com. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  2. ^ Vlessing, Etan. "Toronto 2012: Casey Walker's 'A Little Bit Zombie' Sold to Germany and Japan". THR. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  3. ^ "'A Little Bit Zombie' Filmmakers Giving Away a TRUCK". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  4. ^ "My Million Dollar Movie". My Million Dollar Movie. Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Festival Info and Fun New Trailer for A Little Bit Zombie". Dread Central. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  6. ^ Bell, Mark. "A LITTLE BIT ZOMBIE (review)". Film Threat. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  7. ^ Manseau, Andre. "A LITTLE BIT ZOMBIE (review)". JoBlo.com. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  8. ^ Gopaul, Sarah. "Review: 'A Little Bit Zombie' is a whole lot of fun". Digital Journal. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  9. ^ Rowan-Legg, Shelagh M. "L'étrange 2013 Review: A LITTLE BIT ZOMBIE, Outrageously Funny Comedy". Twitch Film. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  10. ^ Doupe, Tyler. "Review: A Little Bit Zombie". STYD. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  11. ^ Adams, Mark. "A Little Bit Zombie (review)". Screen Daily. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  12. ^ "2012 Winners". Mexico FF. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  13. ^ "A Little Bit Zombie". GC FF. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  14. ^ "2012 Golden Ace Award Winners". LVFF. Archived from the original on 2 June 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  15. ^ Gammon, Dave. "Film Review: A Little Bit Zombie". HN.n. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  16. ^ Lanktree, Graham. "Ottawa gets A Little Bit Zombie". Metro News. Archived from the original on 22 October 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  17. ^ "AWARD WINNERS". CCA. Archived from the original on 2014-02-05. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  18. ^ "2012 Winners". CIFF. Retrieved 28 January 2014.

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