BETTER OFF ZED Asks "How Does A Marriage Survive A Zombie Apocalypse?"
We’ve seen pretty much every take on the zombie genre, yeah? Scary, funny, slow, fast, as pets, the list goes on and on. The Walking Dead became a cultural phenomenon because it examined the human aspect of survival in a zombie apocalypse and now Butcher Bird Studios and director Travis Stevens are putting a comedic spin on an even more intrinsic question: “how does marriage survive when the dead come back to life?”
It’s easy to brush aside zombie genre flicks now as they are a dime a dozen but when a creative team can put a fresh spin on, these are the things that get fans excited. Check out a full synopsis and trailer for Better Off Zed below!
If faced with the zombie apocalypse – are you with the right person to confront the end of the world with? This genre mashup of horror, romance, drama & comedy is bingeworthy now, or as part of an at-home Halloween movie fright fest!
From Butcher Bird Studios & helmed by award-winning director Travis Stevens (Linked; Shelf Life) and with a script penned by 2015 Nicholl Fellowship-winner Amy Tofte, “Better Off Zed” stars Christine Woods (HBO’s Hello Ladies; The Walking Dead; About a Boy) and Graham Sibley (Sully; Jane the Virgin; The Affair). The film is executive produced by Linda Morel (Key & Peele; Heathers, Teachers). “Better Off Zed” is available through SP Releasing on iTunes, Amazon, DirectTV, GooglePlay, Sony PSN, Walmart and other outlets throughout the US.
For the last decade, Guy (Sibley) has worked a mentally and physically demanding 60-hour week, a soul-crushing daily grind that has frayed his nerves; while his wife Paige (Woods), a free spirit with multiple fine arts degrees to her name, has spent their marriage chasing creative inspiration. When the zombie apocalypse arrives, Guy is ecstatic: no more grueling work, no more monotony, no more hopeless future. He spends his days in idyllic splendor, living life in the moment… while Paige snaps into survival mode and takes on the role of pragmatist, figuring out how to secure their perimeter and stretch out their food supply, while following news reports for any glimmer of hope that they might be able to escape. The couple—in essence—has switched places. And in this new dynamic, all of the small fissures pressured beneath the surface of their relationship finally crack open, forcing them to deal not only with Armageddon, but with a potentially far more horrifying reality… each other.
BETTER OFF ZED serves as a metaphor for the claustrophobia of modern living and modern relationships, as well as the struggle for the inner artist in all of us. It also explores the question, are you with the right partner to face the end with?