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, January 7, 2013


Exactly one year ago we were stressing over all kinds of technical difficulties, just minutes before the private premiere of Dead Weight. It was the first time the majority of the cast and crew reunited since production, along with close friends and family, and more importantly, got to see the film for the first time. Here's Adam and John's (nervous) intro. Enjoy.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


If you said 'yes,' we want you to prove it! If you have a Dead Weight shirt, send us a photo of yourself wearing it, as we'll be creating a photo album called I AM DEAD WEIGHT. Feel free to get creative and fun if you like. Once you have the photo, post it on our Facebook page or email it to info(at)carryingdeadweight.com.

Let's have some fun with this!!!