I’ve just begun working on my second feature film role, that of The Zen Priest in the film Zombie Bounty Hunter M.D.The movie was written and is being directed by Pirooz Kalayeh, who also wrote and directed Shoplifting From American Apparel.
It’s the charming story of a group of ne’er do well wanna-be filmmakers who stumble upon a real zombie invasion in progress. They respond the only way people these days seem to know how to respond to anything tragic and potentially threatening to the future of humanity. They video tape it and then put it up on YouTube hoping to generate enough hits to make them rich and famous. Then they end up recruiting a Hollywood stunt coordinator, a soft porn actress and a Zen monk dressed up in a bunny costume to try and help them get more hits on their videos.
The film is in its very initial baby stages of production. We shot just enough to get a trailer together. Now it’s up on Indie Go Go where we’re hoping to attract investors to fund the rest of the movie. So tell all your zombie comedy loving friends.
It’s interesting doing stuff like this. It falls way, waaaaayyyyy outside the realm of what most people assume is acceptable for a Zen monk.
To me, though, art is art. And art is important. You never know how art will affect people. I like horror movies and I like acting in them.
I’ve said it before, but the so-called “negative messages” of punk rock and horror movies saved my life. Without those “negative messages” I would never have known other people were just as dissatisfied as me with life. If I’d only had access to supposedly “positive messages” I probably would have killed myself. I’m not even exaggerating.
Anyway, enough with the justifications. Go to the Indie Go Go site and look at the trailer. It’s pretty nifty.