While the challenges of creating an independent film quite well established, Sam and Mattie had extra obstacles in their way to creating their dream zombie movie.
This insightful documentary shows these best friends who have Down Syndrome team up with their brother to put together a film with no budget.
We are guided through their process but also dig deeper into how the experience affects both and those around them.
This documentary isn’t all feel good as you may expect, they really get into the nitty gritty and we see as much disappointment as success. Anyone who has even thought about making a film will be able to relate to Sam and Mattie, especially given their affection for their craft.
The pair also let us into their real life experiences which helped to inspire some of the themes of their film, which at some points are quite heartbreaking but endears all the more to their journey. The real story is the relationships that will remain even if their film is either a smash hit or ignored by the wider public; it’s not about the journey but who was there with you along the way.
Sam and Mattie Make a Zombie Movie is an embodiment of the independent horror spirit and you can’t help but get swept up in its message.
Sam & Mattie Make a Zombie Movie is available now on VOD.