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Money from old zombies

22/02/2007. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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Renegade Motion Pictures looks to sell shares of planned horror movie to fans.

Renegade Motion Pictures has acquired the rights to the zombie novel Autumn. Production begins the summer of 2007 and the Renegade has decided to sell 25% of the movie to the fans with investments starting at $20. Autumn, by David Moody (, is the first in a series of novels about a post-apocalyptic world following a sudden viral epidemic.

Director Steven Rumbelow explained to SFcrowsnest that they are not just selling shares. "We are selling packages that include shares, which are designed to be immense fun for the fans. With 75% of the film's budget being financed through traditional means, we wanted to try something new, something to involve indie audiences in a new way." He went on to add, "Everyone involved with the production of AUTUMN is committed to the fact that this is unique and very different from your standard zombie flick. It is more about human nature and the silence following devastation rather than knocking heads off zombies. The fans of the Autumn books know this and I think it sets us all a little bit apart."

Rumbelow is known for his work on the paranormal series Beyond, which is currently airing on the Space Channel in Canada.
He is no stranger to horror in his work as he has directed various dark and twisted adaptations of Shakespeare, James Joyce, Dostoyevsky, Stanislaw Lem (SOLARIS).

"The key to the atmosphere of Autumn is to stress the sheer psychological terror surrounding this new apocalyptic world. Zombies are only part of it. True fear resides deep within the human psyche."

Incentives for investors include things like dinner with selected cast and crew or a private screening for the investor and 20 of their family and friends, again, with selected cast and crew. There is also a Party Package that gives the investor access to wrap parties and other events. Other packages include inscribed Diesel Time pieces or inscribed leather Converse.

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