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It's not for lack of a dedicated or passionate cast and crew. Just....well, things keep going wrong. Money runs out. Film gets messed up. The actress playing the female lead is now on the fourth recast.
Dude on the right is John, the movie's writer/director. A lifelong horror junkie, Thr33 Days Dead is his dream. Until then, he's working at Radio Shack.
Tina Teeter, on the left, is the movie's producer. Last thing she ever expected to be when she grew up was a zombie movie producer, but Tina's committed to the project (Lord knows she's already put $20,000 of her own money into it).
Here's Bryan, the lead actor. He's the only professional (okay, aspiring professional) actor in the cast. Thr33 Days Dead could be the first step in his career, so he's determined to see this movie through. Only problem may be those crippling panic attacks he gets.
Laura is Tina's loyal assistant and right hand on Thr33 Days Dead. She's also the lead zombie coach, which is actually a job.
Terry, the non-zombie man eating a snowcone, is the special effects coordinator/lead makeup artist/zombie recruiter (how's THAT for a multi-hyphenate). A bank worker by day, Terry's creativity gets the best of him sometimes (as in, staying on budget is tough).
Tina's daughter Catie - photographed at rest after giving birth to a zombie - is the female lead. Remember how we mentioned that the role has been recast four times? Catie's actress #4. Her unexpected pregnancy held up production, but now that she's given birth (to an actual, non-zombie baby), Catie's back on set.
The fact is, in Jasper, zombies are an everyday sight. So having tea with one isn't exactly weird (okay yes it is).
The question remains - can Thr33 Days Dead finish in time? There's a lot on the line: Syfy's made a deal with the production that if they hit the deadline, the network will show the movie!