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Thursday, 2 December 2010

Epic 80-Hour Tweetathon To Fund Zombie Movie...


I haven't said anything recently about the on-going fund-raising efforts of Antony 'AD' Lane, the mad genius behind the planned Invasion Of The Not Quite Dead zombie movie.

He's been plugging away at his project all year and is now about to launch into a non-stop fund-raising Twitter marathon with the goal of raising £10,000 and awareness for his debut horror film Invasion Of The Not Quite Dead, which has Zach 'Gremlins' Galligan attached.

The Tweetathon is poised to begin today and run through to Monday at 8pm.

Since launching his Indywood project Antony has sold over 720 pre-order producer packages to 20 different countries, raising over £26,000, showing that fans alone can bring a movie to life - even the undead kind.

Producer packages give the fan a chance to get closer to the movie they are supporting, which could include being a zombie for the day, seeing their name in the credits, receiving signed merchandise, having the chance to attend the wrap party and premier, or even seeing their name during the intro credits as an Executive Producer.

Every producer will also have access in December to a special password protected producers lounge based at the Indywood Films website, where everyone who has contributed will be able to watch the movie unfold in real-time, watch exclusive clips, read parts of the script, see unpublished photos and even have the chance of being live on set - from their own living room - when there will be video streaming from the set.

As of today, Antony is launching phase two of his film fundraising campaign on Twitter, starting with this Tweetathon by Antony and Melvyin Phillimore of Indywood Films, which will be going out live via webcam and will have Antony updating the site every hour with the latest money raised figure.

The film's fan base on Twitter is now approaching 47,000 followers with many people offering to help in any way they can, including some amazing dedication from people like Kodus Miah who contributed £1,000, Richard Lawson who donated close to 100 of his best DVDs for the project to sell on eBay and most recently a man by the name of Damien Ahuir who has donated a very rare and collectible Nirvana album case for Antony to sell during this three-day fund raising event.

This one-man dream has become the dream of thousands. AD makes sacrifices for this to happen, and so can I. This is why I am donating this Nirvana collectible. Bought in Cannes,  in 1996, it shows the CD of the live album From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah in a wooden case with a cert showing number 282 of 3000 worldwide limited edition. I want to see a star rise and say… I was part of it,” Damien explained.

Antony has also been very lucky to get the band Wheatus (Teenage Dirtbag, Listening To Lightning) to do some original music for his movie..

Filming will begin on Invasion Of The Not Quite Dead in early 2011 with Hollywood actor Zach Galligan (Gremlins), Frank Jakeman (Breathe), Holly Matthews (Waterloo Road), Terry Stone (Rise Of The Footsoldier), James Fisher (The Zombie Diaries), Victoria Broom (Dead Cert) and Alison Carroll (Doghouse).

Follow AD’S 80-hour live Tweetathon, via http://www.twitter.com/indywoodfilms



For more information about the whole project visit http://www.indywood.co.uk or http://www.theindywoodproject.com or email Antony at adlane@indywood.co.uk

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