Interview with Filmmaker Mark Oguschewitz (THE DEAD THAT LIVE)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

THE DEAD THAT LIVE, 9min., USA, Drama/Horror
Directed by Mark Oguschewitz
A lonely zombie must fight for his life during the zombie apocalypse.

Get to know the filmmaker:

1. What motivated you to make this film?

Writer/Producer Mario Mabe brought me the 7-page script and I immediately fell in love with the last page and a half.

This is where the script turned into something different – it showed some real humanizing elements still present within the zombie character. Unlike most zombie films, this script took the zombie’s perspective and challenged us to understand him. The zombie wasn’t just a mindless body walking around trying to kill people. I thought that was interesting and wanted to explore that idea more.

2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this film?

It took about a year and a half to complete. But…

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