Denver has zombie walks, zombie proms, zombie races, zombie car washes and zombie fashion shows, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that a pair of Denver filmmakers have launched an ambitious zombie documentary. Alexandre O. Philippe and Robert Muratore, the pair behind the Star Wars doc The People Vs. George Lucas (disclosure: I briefly appeared, without compensation, in PvGL in my capacity as a pop-culture critic) and The Life and Times of Paul the Psychic Octopus (about the octopus who predicted the winners of the 2010 World Cup, and showing at this month's Starz Denver Film Festival) are turning their cameras on the walking dead, aiming to figure out exactly what it is about shambling, flesh-hungry corpses that has so captivated popular culture.
The film, which will be called Doc of the Dead, is currently in production and raising funds via Kickstarter. Denver residents will also get to participate in the documentary during next week's zombie town hall at the Starz Denver Film Festival, which features zombie legend George A. Romero alongside notable authors Max Brooks (World War Z, The Zombie Survival Guide) and Steven Schlozman (The Zombie Autopsies). We sat down with Philippe and Muratore to find out exactly what they had planned for their epic undead documentary. (Disclosure: I will be moderating the SDFF zombie panel, and appearing in the film -- both for no compensation -- in my capacity as a zombie expert.)
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