September 23, 2008
Zombies 2.O: ‘The Outbreak’ Pumps New Life Into Undead Films
PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Who hasn't watched a horror film and yelled at the characters, "Don't do that!" or "You idiot, don't go there!"
With "The Outbreak," viewers can stop yelling -- and start screaming in the characters' bloodied shoes. Located at http://www.survivetheoutbreak.com/, the interactive horror short lets viewers make key decisions for the characters, with immediate results.
"The Outbreak" was brought to life by Chris and Lynn Lund, who runs the Portland, Oregon web design-and-animation studio SilkTricky (http://www.silktricky.com/). Chris directed while Lynn produced. The two also created the interactive website.
"We usually create websites and motion graphics for our clients, but wanted to show what we could do with interactive film," says Lynn.
Adds Chris, "I got to work with some of my best friends, and a ton of incredibly talented pros. We love the genre, but wanted to try something completely different and apply what we know about online experiences to film."
"The Outbreak" was filmed over 6 days in and around Portland, Oregon, using local actors and crew. The entire production was self-funded. The Lunds plan to use "The Outbreak" to showcase their talents beyond web design and maybe even gain some corporate sponsors for their next production. Another horror film?
"Hopefully something less bloody," says Lynn, who also supervised the film's wardrobe. "Maybe a romantic comedy?"
CONTACT: Lynn Lund, Producer, SilkTricky, +1-503-327-8985,[email protected]
Web site: http://www.survivetheoutbreak.com/http://www.silktricky.com/