So we know you’re excited about the upcoming Bloody Valentine’s Ball at recordBar, what with a screening of our second season, cast and crew on hand, door prizes, live music from The Dead Girls and Last Night’s Regret AND fun booze specials – but we thought we’d add a cherry to the top of this bloody concoction.
We want to make you the Lord of the Zombies.
It’s easy, too.
Everyone has a plan for what they’ll do when the undead take over the world and we want to know yours! So we are having a contest to see which of our fans know how best to avoid getting their brains eaten by the undead!
How to enter:
1) Create a YouTube video telling us what exactly you’re going to do when facing the Zombie Apocalypse.
2) Share it on our facebook wall.
3) Get everyone you know to go to the Dead Wait facebook page and “like” your video and share it on their walls with “Dead Wait- The Web Series” tagged in their post..
4) The video with the most “likes” and shares by midnight on February 10th will be crowned our new Zombie King or Queen! His or her highness will win two free tickets to the Bloody Valentine Ball, where they will be crowned in a coronation ceremony of Zombie Awesomness on the Record Bar Stage!
We haven’t forgotten about our fans outside of the Kansas City area. You still qualify!! We’ll broadcast your filmed crown acceptance speech for the crowd at the Bloody Valentine Ball and ship you your crown and a Dead Wait goodie bag of Zombie Awesomeness.
1) Winning entries cannot use any copyrighted materials.
2) Videos must conform to all of YouTube and Facebook content guidelines.
3) Entries, shares and “likes” must be submitted by February 10th at Midnight CST.
Now, get to making those videos, people! Let us know how you’ll survive the Zombie Apocalypse!The Bloody Valentine’s Ball
To celebrate another chapter of our story, we are having a Bloody Valentine Ball on Tuesday February 14th at RecordBar in Westport!
There will be contests, door prizes, dancing, and exciting announcements about the third installment of our story. We’ve got the place booked until closing, so drop by anytime! The more the merrier, right?
Zombie attire encouraged by not required!
RSVP ON FACEBOOK TO QUALIFY FOR DOOR PRIZES!
Doors open at 9pm
Screening starts at 9:30p
Music and dancing begin at 10p
$5 in advance on the Record Bar website (www.therecordbar.com)
$7 at the door
All proceeds go toward making our third installment, a Dead Wait feature film!1,000 Facebook Fans Can’t Be Wrong
We hit a milestone today – we broke the 1,000 fan barrier on Facebook.
For a small production like ours, that’s huge. I’m incredibly humbled by the support and love the online community continues to show us, and as a “thank you” I wanted to share this with y’all.
This is what’s been my computer desktop for the last few weeks, and serves as a sneak preview of what we have in store for you in the coming months as we gear up for the DEAD WAIT feature film. Our marketing ninja Lindsey whipped this up after one of my infamous “this is what I’d like to see” sessions, and it looks great.
Oh yeah… In case you hadn’t heard we’re making a movie.
Please feel free to enjoy this desktop, and thanks again for sharing us with your friends, family, and fellow zombie lovers! That’s the best way to get our show in front of folks – nothing is better than word of mouth and your support makes all the difference.
Kansas City, MO
Download the full image here.Love from The Pitch and Tony’s Kansas City
As you know, yesterday was a big day here in the Dead Wait Offices as we revealed our new teaser trailer for season 2. What? You haven’t seen it? Well get on it already!
We’re excited that two of Kansas City’s most-read blogs picked up on the story and posted the video to their readers.
Lastly, some internet trolls have been leaving some less-than-kind comments on a few sites covering the teaser. Usually, comments like that just roll off my back because they’re from internet trolls. A couple of folks have asked how I can do that. It’s easy, really. This post from Twitter sums it up best:
Our new teaser debuts today.
Just a couple of quick items as there’s lots to do as the first new Dead Wait footage since 2010 hits the web today in just over an hour…
First, be sure to watch our YouTube channel like a hawk as the new trailer bows at noon central time today.
Secondly, while you’re waiting for that take a gander at show runner Justin Parlette’s blog from earlier today for a sneak peek at a familial cameo in season two. Is there ANYONE he won’t feed to the undead?
Alright. Back to work. Thanks for your patience and support – Brandon and Justin are hard at work finishing editing episodes, Tim Ferrell of Ludo is busy scoring and we expect to have new episodes ready for you as the leaves begin to turn. A little behind schedule, but this season’s ambitious new look and direction are only going to benefit from the meticulous care being taken in post production. Trust us, you’ll love it.Season 2 Principal is WRAPPED!
Whoa, that was quick.
So after two days in St. Joseph, MO filming at the lovely Mitchell Park Plaza apartment complex and a day’s worth of work in Kansas City filming in the historic Country Club Plaza, we can officially announce principal photography for the second season has wrapped! It was a really fun shoot, with a huge cast and crew trekking each day from as far away as Emporia, KS to film some really gruesome stuff as we finally get Adam out of the apartment and swinging at the undead with his custom bat.
Did we mention the bat is all new this season? Yeah, with a larger budget we were able to make some design improvements to our trademark weapon and it’s more destructive than ever. Dan Hillaker (Adam) swears the bat was never near his legs, but by the end of the first day his jeans had more than a few rips in ‘em! Here’s a close-up photo, just for you guys.
For more behind the scenes action, head over to our Facebook Page and check out our behind the scenes photos, many of which were snapped by ace photographers Bob Eastman and Thomas Cray.
Now comes the fun part: Editing, composing the score with Ludo’s Tim Ferrell, adding sound effects, digital effects and color correcting the finished product so we can get these new chapters up for you this summer.
New co-director Justin Gardner and myself are really proud of the footage we were able to capture, and we think you’ll agree no matter how much you loved chapters 1-6, our new installments will blow you away. I’m chomping at the bit to share it all with you! And remember, the more fans we have the better the series can be, so if you haven’t shared us with your friends yet please do so by pointing them to this very site, Facebook, or if they’re so inclined they can even follow us on Twitter.
Thanks for all the support, and I’ll see ya’ll real soon with new footage to share with you.
Kansas City, MO 2011/03/28 – 7:22pm
Our pals at buyzombie.com have recently featured our new teaser on their site! Surf on over and check out all the cool zombie stuff they’ve got and while you’re there, thank them for covering DEAD WAIT!Zombie Walk teaser picked up by “Web Series Today.” Facebook and the new teaser.
By now you’ve heard we’re launching the new website this coming Wednesday. With it you’ll also get a sneak peek at the new teaser from our upcoming chapters, but if you can’t wait we have something very special going on over at our Facebook page.
We’re just north of 800 fans as of this writing. If we can break the thousand mark before Monday, we’ll premiere the trailer for our Facebook fans BEFORE we send this thing all over cyberspace later in the week.
All you’ve gotta do is “like” the page, then suggest the page to a few friends. It’s so easy, a zombie could do it.
by Gavon Laessig. Originally posted March 19, 2010.
It’s been said the Internet will rot your brain. Now, thanks to Justin Parlette and Eric Haven, it will also eat your brain. Their upcoming Web series, the zombie outbreak saga “Dead Wait,” gives literal new meaning to the term “viral video.”
Read the full article here.