When a barrel of Toxic Green Goo, compliments of a wrecked Military truck, seeps into the Soft-Serve Ice Cream at a local bowling alley four twenty-something friends end up with a hell of a stomach ache and cravings for brains.
Now the World looks very different through their eyes as Zombies, and it seems like everyone else has gone mad. Confused, scared and convinced they're the only sane ones in a sea of Infected Humans, the friends struggle to set things right. Along the way, they’ll find what they’ve been searching for: Love, Destiny, and a Sense of Purpose. But most of all, they’ll find that Life begins at Death.
For too long, Zombies have been the misunderstood Antagonists of Horror Films. Nearly every other classic Monster has gone on to have a film made that takes a moment to look at things from their side. "Interview with a Vampire", "Young Frankenstein", even "Teen Wolf". But never Zombies, no...
For some reason, the idea of eating Brains never resonated with the General Public, and Zombies remained the bastard children of the Genre. It was my goal to rectify this, to give Zombies a voice, a point-of-view, if you will, that would allow us all to see that Dead or Undead, we all basically want the same things.
Love, Success, and the Freedom to eat brains whenever and wherever we want. Is that so wrong?
"Wasting Away" is a truly unique film. The first of its kind anywhere to take a look at the World from the Zombie POV. We decided to start our movie in the classic Black and White as an homage to those who came before (Thank you, George Romero), and then move into full Color as we explore the Zombie's world, hoping that would ease the transition for those who might otherwise not connect with them.
For as Obi Wan Kenobi said, "Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our point of view." Wise words, indeed. I would argue that the Non-Living (we don't care for the term, Undead. Too many negative connotations.) deserve the same treatment, and "Wasting Away" is the first step in what we are sure will be a long road to Understanding and Inclusion.
Remember, Zombies are People, too...