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


Back in February, Adam and I spent a morning with the fine folks of Wisconsin Public Television and Radio, recording our episode of Director's Cut (and a great interview for WPR). The time has come for our episode to air, which will premiere this Friday, May 3rd at 10pm CST!

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