The film “World War Z” starring Brad Pitt opens today Friday June 21, 2013 in U.S. movie theaters. The estimated $200 million studio budget has been been rumored to be troubled with a bad screenplay when production began. Re-shoots & new screenwriters were brought in to fix the problems. The released film trailers make it look intense to movie fans of the now popular ‘Zombie’ genre. Two independent movies covering ‘Zombies’ have been filmed on very low, low budgets. They are seeking an audience too even if they aren’t backed by a major Hollywood studio. They also involve Native American talent. “Cowboy Zombies” directed by Paul Winters & “The Dead Can’t Dance” directed by Roderick Pocowatchit.
According to the official website of “World War Z” the synopsis is right here – “The story revolves around ‘United Nations’ employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself.”
According to the official ‘Indiegogo’ page of “Cowboy Zombies” the synopsis is right here – “Set in 1873 in the Arizona Territory. It is the story of survival in a world ‘Gone Mad’ for a disparate group of people that includes a Sheriff and his deputy, a buffalo soldier, a marshall, a couple of saloon girls, a prisoner, a Mexican outlaw, an Apache chief, and a whole bunch of Apache Indians.”
Native actor & producer Sam BearPaw cast “Cowboy Zombies” with the Apache (Tribe) Native American talent. Director Paul Winters said that the Apache Indian language dialect is respectfully used in English subtitles. The movie will open in selected Arizona theaters coming September 2013.
According to the official website of “The Dead Can’t Dance” the synopsis is right here – “It follows three Native American men who discover they are somehow immune to a virus that is killing everyone else and turning them into zombies. The men get stranded in the middle of Kansas, seek refuge in a remote school and must put aside their petty differences to survive the macabre night.”
Director Roderick Pocowatchit recently announced on his website “RawdZilla Studios” that “The Dead Can’t Dance” will screen at the ‘Native Cinema Showcase’ during the “2013 “Santa Fe Indian Market” August 12-18 at Santa Fe, N.M. You can watch the first 5 minutes of the film at the official website. If you want to purchase the movie for your DVD collection. You can buy it from ‘Amazon’ or watch it stream online at ‘Amazon Instant Video.”