Director Jordan Rubin was recently lucky enough to be interviewed by Time about his upcoming indie horror/comedy Zombeavers. Indie films have always been a huge hit with Hollywood because they can make the biggest buck on them. Of course it is hard as hell to breakthrough and actually convince a studio to pick your film up. But with films like Paranormal Activity and Cabin Fever it has been done.
To get some producers to jump on board he made a prood of concept trailer that just bunches footage from a bunch of different movies together. It is nifty and will give you a sense of what he wants to do and it worked. Zombeavers landed veteran producers like Evan Astrowsky, who made the similarly-economical 2003 cult horror film Cabin Fever, as well as JC Spink and Chris Bender, the executive producers of horror movies like The Ring and comedies like The Hangover.
I suggest going over and reading the Time article for yourself. It’s an interesting read especially for anyone who is considering directing their own indie film. Below you can check out the proof of concept he put together.
Synopsis: Zombeavers is an action-packed horror/comedy in which a group of college kids staying at a riverside cabin are menaced by a swarm of deadly zombie beavers. A weekend of sex and debauchery soon turns gruesome as the beavers close in on the kids. Riding the line between scary, sexy and funny, the kids are soon fighting for their lives in a desperate attempt to fend off the hoard of beavers that attack them in and around their cabin.