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, April 29, 2013
Dead Weight Director's Cut
Friday, May 3rd - 10pm on WPT
Saturday, May 4th - 9pm on The Wisconsin Channel
Thursday, May 9th - 9pm on The Wisconsin Channel
Friday, May 10th - 12am on The Wisconsin Channel
Friday, May 10th - 4am on The Wisconsin Channel
Saturday, March 30, 2013
We came. We saw. We kicked it's ass. Congrats to Adam & John, and all those involved with Dead Weight. The progress in the last couple years has been nothing short of impressive. Beyond that, it's allowed each of us to get together at least a few times a year to pick up where we left off. My question is what comes next, and when can I sign up? I think it would be great to work with everyone again and put some more elbow grease into another project. As with all art, direction can only get better each time, and production can only become more fluid. "It's only a matter of time."
I've been trying to figure out why the premiere feels so far away. The closest conclusion I come to is that so much can (and has) happen in a year. I don't mean for the film (though it's been a busy year in that regard). I mean personal and professional life changes. In the past year, those involved with Dead Weight have gone on to new projects. Folks got engaged. Some changed professions or continued school. Some suffered great losses. Some made babies.
So maybe that's why the premiere feels like a million years ago? Maybe. It's the best I can do, in any case. Time is slippery, and for that, it's kind of a bastard.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
|Dear Kansas City, you rule.|
That following Tuesday, Adam and I headed down to Madison to be guests on Wisconsin Public Television's show, Director's Cut. The morning was an absolute blast, we started out being interviewed by Doug Gordon for the episode, then popped up to WPR to sit down and chat a bit with Terry Bell. We just received word that our episode of Director's Cut will air (on WPT) Friday, May 3rd at 10pm (CST), followed by a special presentation of the film. Mark your calendars and/or set the DV-R, you don't want to miss it. Or better yet, WE don't want you to miss it!
By luck, happenstance, or the power of Greyskull, we also have received nominations for two online awards series. First up, the Rondos. Now, for those who don't know, the Rondos are kind of a big deal. In their eleventh year, these are kind of like the online version of the horror Oscars. However, there's no Academy, only YOU, the fans. We happened to receive nomination for Best Independent Film. We are so immensely honored by this achievement, and we're up against some great titles too (not to mention a few I've been dying to see). Then, we received at total of five (!!!) nominations for the Dead Letter Awards at Mail Order Zombie. We're up for Best Actor (Joe Belknap), Actress (Mary Lindberg), Screenplay, Director, and Movie. Again, not sure how this all happened, but we are eternally grateful and appreciative. Congrats to the entire Dead Weight family!
Rondo Awards, vote here (until April 7th)!
Dead Letter Awards, vote here (until March 18th)!
|Us on WPT's Director's Cut, airing May 3rd at 10pm!|
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Saturday, February 16th
Mississippi Pulp Con @ 8pm - Jackson, MS
Friday, February 22nd
Nevermore Film Festival @ 5:10pm (Cinema Two) - Durham, NC
Saturday, February 23rd
Nevermore Film Festival @ 5:15pm (Cinema Two) - Durham, NC
Screenland Armour @ 8pm - Kansas City, MO
*Hosted by Slaughter Movie House and Down Right Creepy, this FREE screening will be followed by a cast and crew Q&A!
Sunday, February 24th
The Gadabout Film Festival @ 9pm - Bloomington, IN
Nevermore Film Festival @ 9pm (Fletcher Hall) - Durham, NC
Sunday, March 3rd
Green Bay Film Festival @ 3pm (Iroquois South) - Green Bay, WI
*Followed by a cast and crew Q&A!
Monday, January 7, 2013
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Let's have some fun with this!!!
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