Crowdsourcing effort for A Little Bit Zombie nets $1.9 million

The Canadian indie sold frames in the film to around 600 people in 25 countries.
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Turns out film fans are willing to pay for their zombie fix.

Director Casey Walker has raised $1.9 million in crowdsourced financing for his latest film, A Little Bit Zombie.

The My Million Dollar Movie initiative sold just over 195,750 frames of the movie to more than 600 people from 25 countries to finance the debut feature.

Five years in the making, the fund-raising exercise included contests and prize giveaways, and a chance to win Painkiller, the zombie hunting truck from the film.

“People wanted to be a part of something different, a part of history in the making,” Walker said in a statement.

A Little Bit Zombie stars Crystal Lowe, Kristopher Turner and Shawn Roberts (Resident Evil: Afterlife) and comes from indie producer Cave Painting Pictures.

The indie movie is about a company exec who becomes infected by a virus during a bachelor party and is then forced to avoid an obsessed zombie hunter and his Bridezilla-to-be.

A Little Bit Zombie was shot in Sudbury, Ontario.

Christopher Bond and Trevor Martin wrote the screenplay, and Walker produced with John Griffith.

Full Plate Productions will release the Canadian picture.