On today’s episode, I was joined by Mitch Cohen and Umberto Celisano. Mitch is the writer and director behind the amazing short film Super Zero: Badass Journey of Zombie Awesomeness which, as you can probably guess, immediately got my attention when I heard the title. A while back, when I interviewed Umberto about his role in the AMC Miniseries Making of the Mob: New York, he mentioned to me that he also was in a short film called Super Zero: Badass Journey of Zombie Awesomeness. After talking with Mitch and Umberto for a few minutes about this film, I began to realize it isn’t just a catch title and a marketing ploy (there is a bit of that in there) but more of an accurate portrayal of the awesomeness that happens in the short film.
Clocking in at only 16 minutes, Super Zero is a hell of a ride form start to finish and frankly it really does capture all of the emotions you want to get out of a movie. I’m very pleased to say I was able to watch this one and give it a real chance and I was rewarded by an excellent story and a very cool concept. I think you should go check it out, it’s on YouTube and is easy to find. All you have to do is type in Super Zero in Google and it’ll come up automatically.
Mitch, Umberto and I spoke about this film growing into a larger more refined full featured production and when I asked, he surprised me with telling me that the process has already begun and the script has been worked out. I’m glad that something like this has the opportunity to grow from a short web-film into a full featured production. It just goes to show that with enough tenacity and with a strong enough story, you can take any concept and turn it into a solid production.
I can’t wait to see what these guys do with a large budget and a feature length time slot.