On October 25, 2012, the Sci Fi Lab Radio Show on Georgia Tech’s WREK.org 91.1 FM in Atlanta aired my hour-long interview with James T. Warbington, co-director of the upcoming feature film The Black Earth, as its pre-Halloween, zombie-themed episode of the fall semester. Unfortunately, the interview was cut short on the radio due to a technical issue. Never fear, the Internet is here! You can listen to the full, uncut episode in mp3 format here or on YouTube here.
The Black Earth makes its world premiere on November 3, 2012, 9:30pm at the Plaza Theater on Ponce de Leon Ave (what better place for a Grindhouse-style zomcom?).
James Warbington, writer and director of the short film The Black Earth, a movie about Johnny and Hank Ellis’ troubles with brain-eating zombies and an empty cooler, tells me that things are on track with the feature film version [read my extensive coverage of the film and an interview with James by clicking here
He has some great music lined up for the feature film’s soundtrack, but he needs your help to pick the Real McKenzies tune from their new album that goes into the movie. Read James’ email below to find out how to vote:
Hey it’s me James from the Black Earth Feature Film/Short FIlm.
As we are chugging along getting ready to film the feature length The Black Earth- We want you to have some input-
We are asking everyone to vote for music- (this one is more legit than the Mojo Song, like record label knows about this one and is helping out)
The Real McKenzies are a Canadian Scottish Punk Band from Vancouver- Pretty well known, I’ve been listening to ’em for nearly 10 years or more.
Their New Album on Fat Wreckchords/Epitaph/Sony/Union Label Group
comes out on March 27th-
We get to choose one song from the album, and we’ve decided to leave it up to all the public, and since you folks are the people that have helped us get this far your opinion matters! Casue we loves you!
So go to…
There you can click on links to the Band’s Label and the Mp3 Samples on Amazon
click the links hear samples, but trust me wait to vote until you can hear the full songs on March 26th, either through Amazon, or Donwload them, or buy the CD, because the Short Snippets they play on Amazon don’t do the songs justice (Like for Example “The Tempest” sounds really slow in the sample, but the song kicks in extremely heavy midway through)
Also more info you can check out the movie blog site that also has info on how to gut a torso-
Once again thank you to all of you who have supported the film and helped us make it this far, I promise you will laugh yer butt off at the movie and if you don’t I will wear a dress and re-enact the flashdance dancing sequence and Carrie. Bucket O’ Blood.
P.S. the Intro Song Winner btw is…..”You Can’t Kill Me” Mojo Nixon
The above is a ten minute short comedy film about rednecks dealing with zombies as rednecks do–by fighting.
I have mentioned The Black Earth a few times on dynamicsubspace, and I hope that you enjoy watching this solid effort from my friend James Warbington.
If you REALLY like it, consider contributing to his funding raising drive to turn The Black Earth into a feature length film.
My buddy James T. Warbington’s short zombie film The Black Earth has a new website here where you can watch it for free, and it is an official selection of the Iris Film Festival in Huntingdon, PA.
About the film:
The Black Earth
A Zombie Apocalyspe has begun in the Village of Black Earth, Wisconsin. But two outcast rednecks with a 12 pack of beer a baseball bat and a boat paddle plan to save their home town and the world….one beer at a time.
Starring: Jefferson Traywick, Jon Dannelley, Quinn Levandoski, Jenny Helms, Kevin Frisch & Rob Romero.
Directed By: James T. Warbington.
Music By: Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band & The Tone Deaf Pig-Dogs.
Executive Producers: Black Scorpion Films, LLC
Family Curse Productions, Andrea Springman & James T. Warbington.