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Client 2015 Portland Film Festival Services Provided Press Releases, Strategies and Pitching


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'Zombie invasion' in the Rose City breaks Guinness World Record


Zombies, Guinness Records in Portland


Photos: Zombie Apocalypse Day hits the Rose City

Sunday, September 6 OREGONIAN

Portlanders film zombie movie, and get first look at 'Z Nation' Season 2

PORTLAND TRIBUNE Calling all zombies: Extras sought for Monday filming

Thursday, September 3 GoLocalPDX

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Will Vinton accepts lifetime achievement award, speaks warmly of Laika

Wednesday, September 2 OREGONIAN

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WILLAMETTE WEEK This Is Not PIFF/ Portland Film Festival strives to make PDX the new Sundance. FOX 12 GOOD DAY PORTLAND: Portland Film Festival shows special screening of documentary about Jake 'The Snake' Roberts

Pre-Opening GoLocalPDX (8/29)

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PORTLAND TRIBUNE (8/28): Annual film fest: Best place to sit in dark GoLocalPDX (8/28):

Will Vinton Earns Lifetime Award at Portland Film Festival

OREGONIAN (8/27): Wendy Froud, designer of Yoda, honored at Portland Film Festival Sept. 2 WILLAMETTE WEEK (8/26): Q&A: Daniel Barosa, Director of GRU-PDX GoLocalPDX (8/21):

7 Reasons to Get Excited about the 2015 Portland Film Festival

WILLAMETTE WEEK (8/18): What Makes the Third Annual Portland Film Festival So Portland? PDXFF Just Announced its Lineup for September 1-7 GoLocalPDX Lifestyle (8/18): 2015 Portland Film Festival Announces Line-Up OREGONIAN (8/13): Will Vinton gets lifetime achievement award from Portland Film Festival OREGONIAN (8/13): Portland Film Festival announces lineup of movies, award for Will Vinton

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Portland, OR - July 30, 2015

Become an extra in the Portland Film Festival’s “The Zombie Day Apocalypse” – to be directed by George Romero’s son ATTN: zombie fans! Here’s your chance to play one onscreen in the new movie, “The Zombie Day Apocalypse,” honoring legendary horror master George A. Romero, who turns 75 this year. Directed by his son, George Cameron Romero, the Portland Film Festival production will feature more than a thousand walking undead and fleeing citizens during an invasion of our beloved Rose City. The live event is scheduled for Labor Day (September 7) to establish the Guinness Book World Record for the most

extras in a short film. Participation is free with advance registration at the Portland Film Festival website. To learn more, go to www.portlandfilmfestival.com. It’s all part of the Portland Film Festival’s weeklong extravaganza of nonstop screenings of independent films from around the world, red carpet world premieres, tributes to filmmaking legends, more than 50 hours of professional workshops, nightly after-parties and more! For early bird passes and tickets, go to www.portlandfilmfestival.com. “The Zombie Day Apocalypse” is the brainchild of Portland Film Festival founder and filmmaker Joshua Leake, who co-wrote the screenplay with Hollywood script writer Randall Jahnson, whose credits include such hits as “The Doors” and “The Mask of Zorro.” Legendary Hollywood special effects makeup artists Conor McCullagh and Jason Collins are making their second visit to the Portland Film Festival, just to supervise the look of the film. McCullagh most recently served as the Key Makeup Artist on “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” Part 1 and 2. The winner of season one of SyFy’s hit show “Face-off,” Collins was the special makeup effects designer on “The Maze Runner and makeup artist on “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” Part 1. “The Zombie Day Apocalypse” graphics and imagery was created by comic book illustrators and creators, The Pander Brothers, whose critically-acclaimed graphic novel, Girlfiend, was released by Dark Horse Comics earlier this year.

The son of a commercial artist, George A. Romero studied art, theater, design and film at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He began his film career making shorts (including educational pieces for PBS’s”Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”) and commercials. He struck cinematic gold with his very first film, “Night of the Living Dead.” The 90-minute black-and-white motion picture was an immediate phenomenon—spawning a total of six feature films featuring what became known as Romero’s Zombies – walking undead with their own distinctive actions, behavior, motivations and causes of reanimation. Both of Romero’s children would follow him into the industry. The eldest, George Cameron Romero, has directed five feature films and over 100 commercials— including for such global brands as Verizon Wireless, Sony Electronics, and The Lending Tree. *** Stills are available for press use at: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxLMk7s66T34fjVjVUtHQTFVM3VkU3hQNmpkSEFhVVEyeDhzRFhtV GJpakdiZTdGRHlIUzA&usp=sharing_eid Graphic photo credit: The Pander Brothers MEDIA CONTACT: Lyla Foggia

Director of Publicity Portland Film Festival 503 622-0232 lyla@portlandfilm.org

Portland’s Labor Day zombie invasion just got epic! ZOMBIE DAY now includes a sneak preview of the hit TV series Z NATION! ZOMBIE DAY kicks off at 9 AM today, 9/7, with the filming of the new movie, “The Zombie Day Apocalypse,” featuring over 3000 extras (played by brave local citizens) in a Portland Film Festival production to be directed by George Cameron Romero, son of the legendary horror master George Romero. Recently featured in Entertainment Weekly, this unprecedented event marks the first time a film festival has produced a movie while in session, as well as establishes a new Guinness Book World Record for the most extras ever in a short film. This evening, the Portland Film Festival will present a sneak preview of the new season opener (episode 201) of the hit TV series, Z NATION, hosted by co-executive producer/writer/director Dan Merchant, known locally as the former 101.9 KINK-FM Morning Show Host.

“Since Z Nation is putting the fun back into zombie shows, it only made sense we be a part of a fun, crazy event like the Portland Film Festival’s Zombie Day,” says Karl Schaefer, Z Nation’s show runner and cocreator of the SYFY Original Series, which returns for its second season this coming Friday, September 11 at 10 PM. Portland will be the first to get a glimpse of the new season, which Schaefer calls “more dangerous, more challenging, funnier, crazier and the whole world is going to be after the Murphy. In the season opener you see how and if everyone survived the nuclear bombs that were raining down at the end of season one. We don’t leave you hanging. Z nation goes flat out in season two.” The Z NATION screening will take place tonight at 8:15 PM at the Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan Street. Admission $10. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.PortlandFilmFestival.com Named one of the most “creative in the world” by Moviemaker Magazine, the Portland Film Festival was founded in 2013 by Josh Leake, who also serves as Executive Director of the nonprofit organization. ZOMBIE DAY caps a weeklong celebration that included 214 films, 70 workshops and panels, two lifetime achievement tributes and over a dozen world premieres, which drew several hundred filmmakers from around the world. *** MEDIA CONTACT: Lyla Foggia Foggia Public relations 503- 622- 0232 www.foggiacontent.com

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Portland Film Festival's ZOMBIE DAY takes over the Rose City!  

Portland Film Festival's ZOMBIE DAY takes over the Rose City!