A zombie short film.
The whole idea for the short came about when my good friend Isnala wanted to enter a contest for an AR-15 rifle. He didn’t want to enter a conventional response video, he wanted to get creative. So, what resulted was the concept story for this short. We developed the story and the production over the course of one week, and shot the footage over a 9 hour period. We went in with a 4 man team which included: Isnalawica (lead talent, story creator, grip, producer), Angel White Eyes (lead talent, makeup), James Yellow Boy (key grip), and myself. We’re all from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
As native people, it’s exciting to make a film that steps outside the norm and crosses genres. Even though this film came about for a contest, it also meant an opportunity to create a project that would showcase young Native American artists taking on mainstream concepts. Not sparkling vampires or teen wolves, but a grittier and always popular, zombie story.