About The Film

Dead Weight is an independent film produced in central Wisconsin throughout the course of 2011, and released in March 2012. It tells the story of Charlie Russell, traveling the wilderness in the wake of an apocalyptic viral outbreak, in search of his girlfriend, Samantha. As his journey brings him closer to his destination of Wausau, WI, he must face physical exhaustion, malicious survivors, and perhaps most menacing, his own emotional burdens. With his newfound traveling companions Charlie must attempt to find attempt to break his obsessions with the past. He must learn to let it go.

Monday, March 12, 2012


Adam here. Just want to take a moment to keep you posted on things on our end. We've been working furiously to get everything finished up for the DVD release of Dead Weight so we can have discs to sell at the public premiere the end of this month. As of Sunday evening the only remaining puzzle piece was the second disc. All artwork, and disc one master, have already been sent off for duplication. John and Adam reviewed the components for disc 2, John has been working overnight to make minor changes and author the dvd, and we're shipping it off Monday evening at 6pm via next day air to the manufacturer.

As soon as we both get a little sleep we will be setting up pre-orders for the double DVD release. Folks may be wondering, what exactly will be included in this package and why the hell has it taken so much work to get it finished? Good question. Now here's a good answer…

Disc 1: 
Feature Film (runtime, 89 minutes)
Actor and Director Commentaries (three commentary tracks, all run throughout the entire film)
Outtakes (runtime, 12 minutes)
Photo Gallery (160 images personally selected by the filmmakers)
English, Spanish, and French subtitles.
Theatrical Trailer
Teaser Trailer

Disc 2: 
685 Miles To Wausau: The Making of Dead Weight (runtime, 105 minutes)
Stories From Production (runtime, 45 minutes)
Extended Scenes (three scenes, roughly 12 minutes of cut footage)
"Why'd You Jump Out of the God Damn Bushes?!" featurette (runtime, 4 minutes)
WTDT 19 News Broadcast (runtime, 6 minutes)

There you have it, that's what has taken us so long. As you can see we have packed the DVD release FULL of bonus features. Stories Form Production & 685 Miles To Wausau both feature numerous interviews with cast and crew, alongside some other juicy goodies we cut in, just for the fans that want to know everything. This includes tons of behind the scenes camera footage and images of early Dead Weight plot and writing notes.

You will not be disappointed, dearest friends. Worth your hard earned and hard saved pennies, most assuredly.

Pre-orders are coming by the end of the week and will be posted at http://headtraumaproductions.bigcartel.com/ . We're hoping to include a poster + tshirt package option as well. If you're lucky we just might have a new shirt/poster design in that package, too!

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