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“ZOMBIE” To Be Screened At NYC International Film Festival

by Karen Tortora-Lee on August 21, 2011

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Bill Connington Long Island Film Fest

The short film ZOMBIE will be screened on Monday, August 22 at the New York City International Film Festival. The program of shorts is at 11:35 am – 1 pm at the Abingdon Theater, 312 West 36th Street, 2nd floor.  ZOMBIE is the last film on that morning’s program. Tickets are $5.

ZOMBIE tells the story of a mild-mannered “normal-seeming” serial killer, who abducts innocent victims, and attempts to turn them into his “zombie” slaves. The stage play was presented at the New York International Fringe Festival, Off-Broadway at Theater Row for an extended run, and at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater in New York. It was also recently performed in Seattle, and a production is planned for Mexico City.


ZOMBIE is based on the award-winning novella by famous American author Joyce Carol Oates. Bill Connington garnered numerous awards when he adapted the novella into a solo play, and performed it at The New York International Fringe Festival, and twice Off-Broadway. The film recently won “Best Short Film (Horror)” at the Washington DC International Film Festival.

Upcoming film festivals where the film will also be shown include The Williamsburg International Film Festival — date to be announced  – and The Atlanta Horror Film Festival on September 16.

The award-winning ZOMBIE was directed by noted filmmaker Thomas Caruso; the screenplay was penned by Connington, who also stars in the film. The Director of Photography was Trisha Solyn, the producer was Michael Cooper, and the composer was Deirdre Broderick, who also wrote the music for the stage play ZOMBIE.



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