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Sam & Mattie make a zombie movie

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  • DVD 791.43675 S1871 (WSQ)

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In English, with optional English subtitles.


Sam Suchmann, Matthew Zufelt.

Publication Information

[Cleveland, OH] : Gravitas Ventures, [2021]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (107 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


Not rated.


Sam & Mattie, two badass friends with Down Syndrome, rally the entire town of Providence, Rhode Island, to help them realize their vision: an extremely questionable and violent teen zombie movie called Spring Break Zombie Massacre. After their successful Kickstarter campaign goes viral, Sam's brother Jesse and his friends realize how unprepared they were to make a film of this scale, but agree to stick to Sam & Mattie's uncompromising vision at all costs. After a DIY premiere, the film attracts incredible national press and fanfare, before being rejected from nearly every film festival to which it's submitted. Eventually, their attention fades, and Sam & Mattie's lives return to a quiet normal. Years later, the team picks back up their cameras to ask Sam & Mattie whether or not they think the film was a failure. They tearfully and wisely explain that no, in fact, it was a massive success. The film was only ever a reason to hang out. They agree to make a sequel, so they can do it all again.


DVD release of the 2021 documentary.

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