Zombie Survival ... The ultimate corporate teambuilding experience! It's day seven of Zombie Teambuilding 2010 and the surviving members of this extreme teambuilding retreat are about to face their final test ...
Released in 2010 Running Time: 10 Min.
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"Zombie Team Building" was produced with Inside Creative Minds for the 2010 Almost Famous 48 Hour Film Challenge. For the challenge, the theme we had to use was "a white lie", the prop was a mirror, and the line of dialogue was, "What just happened?" ZTB won First Place Comedy, 3rd Place Audience Award, Best Use of Theme, and an acting award for Craig Curtis.
We knew the limit on the running time for the challenge had to be a five minute movie. However, we elected (or maybe I did, and failed to mention this to anyone) to shoot a ten minute movie in the same time. It was ambitious, but since we were able to pull it off with "Masters of Daring," I knew we could do it again. For the challenge, we turned in a five minute version of "ZTB", and then later released the full ten minute version that most people everyone have seen since.
The story for "Zombie Team Building" is currently being developed into a feature length production by Squishy Studios. To expand the premise, the story begins on Day Three of Zombie Team Building, with a dozen participants all working (and feuding) together as they're put through ridiculous teamwork exercises. But when a horrible accident occurs and their base is overrun, the surviving members are forced to trek through the quarantined zombie town to reach safety.
Related Links: ZTB on Facebook, Photos, Zombie Team Building Trailer, ZTB @ Phoenix Comicon 1 (YouTube), ZTB @ Phoenix Comicon 2 (YouTube), ZTB in the ASU State Press, Making of Zombie Team Building - Squishy Studios Blog, Squishy Studios Blog - All ZTB Posts
An INSIDE CREATIVE MINDS Production. In Association with Squishy Studios.
Directed by NATHAN BLACKWELL. Written by CRAIG CURTIS, BRACKEN J. BATSON, NATHAN BLACKWELL. Produced by ELYSE RUKKILA. Executive Producer TRAY GOODMAN. Starring CRAIG CURTIS, GABRIELLE VAN BURE, GRACE STEINBACH, EILEEN STEINBACH, JAMES HOENSCHEIDT, LOGAN BLACKWELL, SHAY ALBER. Zombies Play by LISA CORNETT, ERICK WEIR, NOAH KLINGE, JASON CURTIS, ANA LAYTON, CORA BLOUCH, MATT CARVER, JOHN PAUL MENDES, BRIDGET CAVANAUGH, TED KROFSSIS, KATELYN CAVANAUGH, ANTHONY SANDOVAL, STERLING HOUSTON, SCOTTY GOLDFEIN. Music by ESKER WAYNEWRIGHT CORTEZ. Director of Photography BRACKEN J. BATSON. Film Editors ASHLEY HUBBARD, NATHAN BLACKWELL. Associate Producer RAUL MADRID. Assistant Director ANDREW LEOWITH. Art Director BASL MCINTYRE. Visual Effects Artist KALKI KHAIRA. Makeup Director/Special Effects Makeup NATE STIPES. Makeup SAM WEIR. Makeup Assistant RUTH JENSEN. Art Production Assistant BRIAN BLACKWELL. First Assistant Camera STEVIE HAGEL. Still Photographer AARON FLORES. Gaffer KEVIN MASON. 2nd Gaffers MASON MERCER, KALKI KHAIRA. Boom ERIK WINKELMAN. Marketing Director STACY LAYTON. Production Assistants LISA CORNETT, NOAH KLINGE. Weapons Master CLINT LAYTON. Catering Provided by Valley Pizza. Lighting Equipment Supplied by J2 Media. Special Thanks BEATRICE MOORE, GINA MADRID, MIKE GOLDFEIN, MATT CARVER, RENEE TINDALL, JARED WASHBURN. Very Special Thanks TOM CARMODY and WILLIAM TIMOTHY SPRAGUE.