For immediate release
Legendary actor Christopher Lloyd joins cast of
DEAD BEFORE DAWN
Half Zombie. Half Demon. All Zemon!
Toronto, Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 Wango Films, the producers of Rock, Paper, Scissors: the Way of the Tosser and GravyTrain, are thrilled to announce today the legendary star of One Flew Over the Cockoo’s Nest, ‘Taxi’, and the Back to the Future series, Christopher Lloyd, has signed on to a featured role in the 3D feature DEAD BEFORE DAWN, currently in production in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
The film is being shot entirely in Stereoscopic 3D, making it the first full-length, live action, 100% Canadian publicly financed 3D feature.
Lloyd, joins the cast in the role of Casper’s (Devon Bostick) Grandfather, who operates a small town occult shop. The actor is best known for his iconic role as Doc Brown in the Back to the Future series, and for his Emmy-winning role as Jim on ‘Taxi.’ Other notable film credits include a debut role in One Flew Over the Cockoo’s Nest, and parts in Addams Family, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Things To Do In Denver When You¹re Dead, and his award-winning turn as a murderer (Independent Spirit Award, Best Supporting Actor) in Twenty Bucks.
“It’s an honour to have such a legendary actor join the cast and we cannot wait to see Lloyd bring his unique spark to the film,” Says April Mullen (Director/Producer).
A fast paced adventure comedy, DEAD BEFORE DAWN follows a bunch of college kids as they accidentally unleash an evil curse that causes people to kill themselves and turn into Zombie Demons, aka ZEMONS! The film also stars Devon Bostick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Adoration) as Casper Galloway, including Martha MacIsaac (Superbad), Brandon Jay McLaren (‘The Killing’), Brittany Allen (The Rocker), Kevin McDonald (‘The Kids in the Hall’), Ellen Dubin (Napoleon Dynamite)( interviewed in our magazine in May 2010 ), Kyle Schmid (A History of Violence), Rossif Sutherland (High Life), and Wango Films’ April Mullen and Tim Doiron.
DEAD BEFORE DAWN is directed by April Mullen, written by Tim Doiron, produced by Mullen and Doiron (Wango principals), and Executive produced by Avi Federgreen (Score! A Hockey Musical). REDLAB is set to provide 3D and post-production services.
A recipient of development and production financing through Telefilm Canada’s Canada Feature Film Fund, Dan Lyon, Telefilm’s Regional Feature Film Executive for Ontario/Nunavut, added: “We are delighted to be involved in DEAD BEFORE DAWN with April Mullen and Tim Doiron, two ambitious and talented emerging filmmakers in our region. Telefilm is also committed to working with new technologies, in this case 3D.”
Shooting on DEAD BEFORE DAWN will continue in Niagara Falls, Ontario through July and is expected to be in front of audiences in 2012.
About WANGO films Inc.:
Originally formed in 2005, WANGO Films is an innovative production company dedicated to original content. WANGO Films first project was the cult comedy feature Rock, Paper, Scissors: The Way of the Tosser. The film went on to garner international acclaim and numerous awards from around the globe. Since then the company theatrically released its second feature film, GravyTrain, and now has numerous projects in development. Whatever the platform or genre, it is our primary objective at WANGO Films to see that all of our productions are released using fresh, unique, alternative promotional and advertising campaigns aimed directly towards our target market.