What does $6,000 buy these days? A house? Not likely. A car? Nothing you’d want to trust on a long trip. How about the total production cost of a full-length zombie film? Surely you jest. I jest not…and don’t call me Shirley (sorry, had to be done). Yes, folks, filmmaker Jeremy Gardner and his four-person crew did just that: shot a feature-length zombie film entitled The Battery for $6K, and they’ve got an impressive trailer to prove it.
Gardner contacted Dread Central to let us know that he, along with Adam Cronheim, Nick Bohun, Christian Stella and Elise Stella, shot The Battery in just 15 days in the woods in northern Connecticut. And if the film is anything like the unique trailer, then I’ve got high hopes for the project.
Writer-director Gardner describes the film as “an unusual, quiet, naturalistic take on an obviously over-taxed (zombie) genre.”
The trailer was posted two days ago and already has 60,000 views. That’s got to tell you something. Keep an ear to the ground for this film. It’s unique and looks well shot. Could be a keeper!
About the Film
The Battery is a feature-length zombie movie filmed in 15 days with a budget of only $6,000. Written and directed by Jeremy Gardner, the film follows two former baseball players, Ben and Mickey, months after an unexplained outbreak. Gardner also stars in the film, alongside New York native Adam Cronheim. The film was entirely shot on the Canon 5d mkii by director of photography Christian Stella. Filming wrapped in August of 2011. Now in post-production, filmmakers hope to have the movie finished for festivals and/or distribution by the end of 2011.
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