Sat Feb 25, 2023 – 5:00 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sun Feb 26, 2023 – 2:30 pm | Downtown Beloit Association

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Directed by Ray Mercer
Narrative Feature
United States | 80 min | 2022

Strange mysteries are enveloping Seattle, as unusually bloody crime scenes begin popping up with ever greater frequency. Compounding the chaos is the discovery of a new and deadly virus that is turning its victims into zombies.

Eight strangers find their lives intersecting as they fight to stay alive while searching for answers, only to discover the origins of the pandemic are more frightening than anyone could have imagined.

Humanity faces its greatest challenge yet as it comes to grips with the possibility of total annihilation.

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The Film Stage

My goal was to make an entertaining movie from start to finish. The idea was to have interesting characters, put them into fun action scenes and throw in a bunch of comedy. The final result met all of these goals.

Zombiegeddon - Poster

Zombiegeddon - Ray MercerRay Mercer

Ray has a long history of creating videos and working on video productions, but this is his first feature film.

This entire project started with one craigslist post advertising an idea for a zombie movie and asking if anyone wanted to help. Pretty much everyone involved in the film, met for the first time when they showed up to shoot. It was a fun project and everyone learned a lot.

Film Information

Director: Ray Mercer
Country: United States
Year: 2022
Language: English
Runtime: 80 min
Rated:  R


Writer: Ray Mercer
Producer: Angela DiMarco
Cinematography: Jeremiah Kaynor, Stefan Scherperel
Music:Anthony Espina

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