Chris Krause - Writer, producer, actor. Chris is a local Michigan boy who spent the past six years living and working in NYC as a professional actor until covid blew up the world and took him back to the Mitten. The Followers is a script Chris has been working on for the past two years, inspired by current events and his own personal experiences,
Jerry Aquino - Director & Producer Jerry Aquino is based in Jersey City,NJ.Jerry Aquino obtained an M.F.A in the Integrated Media Arts and Production program at New Jersey City University. He has continued to communicate visually making it to the 2019 New York Cinematography Award Semi-Finalist and The European Cinematography Award Semi-Finalist for his role as the Director of Photography (DP) in the short film One Last Goodbye. His most recent collaboration on the feature film Birth of Deceit, Women Monologue, East Series are exciting projects to look out for.
Why this Film?
The heart of the story is exploring the experience of realizing that people you love, often formative people in your life, are willing to support systems that lead to the death of marginalized people.
What this film is about.
The film uses horror as a metaphor to explore these themes. It's playing in the world of zombie tropes, but it purposefully twist the tropes in ways that tie back to the ideas central to the script. In this world, the only people affected by the deadly virus are white people. The inherent drama is not focused on the dangers of being attacked by the infected, but the racial tension between the uninfected. I want to comment both on issues of race on a personal and systemic level, and also delve into the idea of those of us who are content to be "Followers." People who stand back and allow horrible things to happen to marginalized people because they're unwilling to risk themselves.
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