[Trailer] 'Sam and Mattie Make a Zombie Movie' Documents the Journey of Two Friends to Achieve their Dreams
Sam and Mattie are superstars who deserve your attention...
...Gravitas Ventures has released a trailer for the documentary Sam and Mattie Make a Zombie Movie, an inspiring film about two guys with Down syndrome, Sam Suchmann and Mattie Zufelt, who rally their hometown of Providence to help realize their dream of making a zombie movie. Described as an "inspiring story of unfiltered optimism and barrier breaking, overflowing with gallons of fake blood and DIY spirit," the film looks utterly heartwarming.
In Sam and Mattie Make a Zombie Movie, directed by Jesse Suchmann (Sam's older brother) and Robert Carnevale:
"Sam & Mattie, two badass best friends with Down syndrome, rally the entire town of Providence, RI to help them storyboard, script, produce, cast, and star in their own dream movie. This 10+ year adventure shatters disability stereotypes, champions the independent spirit, features over 70 gallons of fake blood, and culminates in the ultimate payoff: presenting SPRING BREAK ZOMBIE MASSACRE in its entirety, to the public for the first time."
According to the press release, since they met at the Special Olympics, Sam Suchmann and Mattie Zufelt have forged an unbreakable bond fueled by their passion for movies. Sam and Mattie pitched their idea of the ultimate cinematic experience to all who would listen: a racy teen zombie flick they proudly proclaimed would be “the greatest movie ever,” exploding with sex, gore, and more over-the-top violence than you can shake a machete at.
They convinced Sam’s older brother Jesse and his band of filmmaking friends to join them in bringing their film to life. The only rule: the duo’s original artistic vision must remain intact. This meant Sam and Mattie would storyboard, script, produce, cast, and star in their dream project: Spring Break Zombie Massacre.
Said co-director and director of Spring Break Zombie Massacre Bobby Carnevale, “This is just one of those magical stories...We started out thinking we’d be filming their movie with iPhones and ketchup, but Sam and Mattie’s big dreams were infectious, so everyone offered to pitch in. The fact that we ended up with such an incredible film proves that when you bring the right people together, you can do anything.”
Sam and Mattie Make a Zombie Movie comes to digital/VOD on April 6th Gravitas Ventures.
By Matt Konopka