More zombie mayhem with a message is headed our way courtesy of writer/producer David Rutsala, who’s enjoying his first time at the Cannes Film Festival. Read on for details, and start boarding up your homes. You can’t be too careful!
From the Press Release
New York screenwriter David Rutsala takes his first step into international filmmaking with his co-writing credit on the feature “Days of Grace” (Dias de Gracia), screening this month at the Cannes International Film Festival.
Rutsala is attempting to leave the clandestine world of development by taking over the producing reins of his next project: A zombie film he wrote called “Z-Day”. At first blush a zombie film may seem miles away from the gritty realism of “Days of Grace”. But Rutsala begs to differ.
“Yes, this is full-on zombie film. And we hope it’ll be as exciting as any zombie film. But it’s also a serious picture. A political picture. And it explores one of the hottest issues of our day: Immigration.”
Although “Z-Day” is in the early stages of pre-production, Rutsala’s production schedule remains hectic. In addition to the aforementioned projects, Rutsala is also developing several TV projects and putting the finishing touches on a spec script which he describes as “the picture people have been wanting me to write for years”. And Rutsala has apparently done this all without an agent.
“No, I’ve had agents in the past. And management,” he counters. “I’m currently fielding offers from agents again. But, in this day and age, agents can’t make a career. You got to get most of your jobs yourself. In fact, I think that’s one that makes me attractive to agents. I can get jobs myself.”
With his current busy schedule, Rutsala is unlikely to have problems landing an agent.