THE OTHER SIDE
Electronic Press Kit (EPK)
Electronic Press Kit (EPK)
"The Other Side is a refreshing, original story that reminds us why we love zombie movies. It also gives us hope for the independent zombie film genre by showing us there are still more ways to tell a good story about the undead...4.5 out 5 Stubs" --We Live Film
"Overall, The Other Side is an impressive indie film that shows just how far heart and dedication can go in film making. If you want a film with bloody kills and rich story then please check this film out now. You will not regret it! 4/5" --Horror Society
"...completely unlike any zombie movie I’ve seen before." --UK Horror Scene
"...a zombie film about everyday characters you actually care for." --Demons Of Celluloid
"The heart of The Other Side beats hardest when handling how an everyman in Everytown, USA tosses the pre-existing drama with the living aside and fights for his and his family’s survival." --Hollyburgh
Ashley Sullivan is missing again. She wakes deep in the woods with no memory of who she is, or how she got there. Blood drips from a wound on her head as she attempts to gain her bearings. Suddenly, she is confronted by a mysterious drifter who demands that she listen, or they're both dead. Does she trust him, or attempt to escape?.
Ashley Sullivan is missing again. She wakes deep in the woods with no memory of who she is, or how she got there. Blood drips from a wound on her head as she attempts to gain her bearings. Suddenly, she is confronted by a mysterious drifter who demands that she listen, or they're both dead. Does she trust him, or attempt to escape? The demonic growl echoing through the trees hastens her decision.
Chris Sullivan wakes to an empty bed and an open door. Is this another of Ashley's episodes, or is something more sinister at play? As his friends and family rally to his cause, it becomes clear that something just isn't right.
The local police department, led by Chief Earl Dodson, pools what scant resources they have in an attempt to save the town and the local school children. People are being reported missing by the dozens, and mutilated bodies are uncovered in the woods. As the body count rises and danger grows, how will Chris Sullivan save his family from the encroaching darkness?
Critics have compared The Other Side to both “Night of the Living Dead” and “The Walking Dead”, a film in which the lives of ordinary people takes center stage over the undead as they discover they must unite or perish. The movie will keep you engaged and guessing as the plot lines intersect and culminate in a heart-wrenching finale.
Runtime: 103 Minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated (Projected R)
Trivia: Based on the award winning short film of the same name.
Winner: 2012 Pittsburgh Zombie Shorts Film Festival
Screened at 2012 Eerie Horror Fest and 2012 Panic Fest
Currently seeking distribution - contact Cyfuno Ventures
How did the producers make a quality film on only a $50,000 budget?
The film was shot entirely in and around Pittsburgh, PA - the birthplace of zombies! The undead legacy of Romero, Russo, Savini, & Nicotero lives on.
Most of the cast & crew were local to Pittsburgh, PA. However, we had cast members travel in to film from New York City, Los Angeles, and China!
Chad Conley stars as Chris Sullivan, a family man struggling to keep his family together. His wife's history of mental illness, a young teenage daughter, and a dark secret from his past combine to make a volatile mix of emotions and distrust in the Sullivan home. When he wakes to an empty bed, his search for both his missing wife and personal redemption begins.
Danielle Lozeau delivers a knock-out performance as Natalie, Chris Sullivan's sister-in-law and main antagonist. Her quick temper and distrust of Chris is only surpassed by her love for her sister and niece. She's also struggling with her own demons, as she bears heavy guilt for her broken marriage.
Christine Starkey makes her big screen debut as Ashley Sullivan, who finds herself waking up in the middle of the woods with no memories of how she arrived there, or how to get home. This isn't the first time that Ashley has gone missing... but will it be the last?
Chuck Hendershot plays a mysterious drifter who stumbles upon Ashley's unconscious body deep in the woods. Is he there to help, or does he have something more insidious up his sleeve?
Robert Liscio gives an electrifying performance as Joe, Natalie's estranged husband and leader of a local gang of thugs and petty criminals. Joe's sordid past clashes with his desire to turn his life around and repair his broken marriage to Natalie.
Jack Davis portrays Greg, a reformed criminal who used to run with Joe's crew before a tragic event forced him to change his ways. Now a parole officer trying to help his old friends mend their ways, he helps comfort and protect Natalie in her time of struggle.
Benjamin Sheeler gives the film a heartfelt performance as Chief Earl Dodson, the local police chief trying to make sense of the recent strange events in town. Understaffed and overwhelmed, the Chief does his best to keep the panic and chaos at bay while keeping his beloved town safe from the unknown menace.
Christopher Murphy pulls no punches as he delivers a cheeky turn as the town's villainous Mayor, more concerned with personal profit than the people he was elected to represent. Is his greed the ultimate cause of the missing people and escalating body count?
Matthew Bright provides comic relief with his performance as Officer Jimmy Todd, the newest member of Elkwood's police department. As the town descends into chaos, he is clearly ill-equipped to handle the challenges. But his warm heart and youthful innocence helps keep the mood light as the darkness encroaches.
Michelle Coben - Cami Sullivan
Sergeant Dodson - Lamar Darnell Fields
Mike - Carl Clemons
Kelly - DaMia Law
Principal Kaminski - Johnny Terreri
Officer Conner - John Mihaljevic
Officer Hayes - Earl Rorer
Dex - Sean Scott
Molly - Tiffany Zhang
Security Guard - Will Guffey
Janitor - Matt Carraher
Mayor's Dad - Tom Mirth
Arlene - Victoria Deans
Butchie - James Quinn
Gina - Caylyn Stamm
Producer - John Niespodzianski
Producer - Chris Niespodzianski
Producer - Raymond Mongelli III
Co-Directors - Chris Niespodzianski & Raymond Mongelli III
Screenwriter - Chris Niespodzianski
Director Of Photography - Raymond Mongelli III
First Assistant Director - Matt Carraher
Second Assistant Director - Joseph Stammerjohn
Script Supervisor - Cindy Niespodzianski
Sound Mixing & Recording - Rick Gizzi
Gaffer/Lighting Tech - Rick White
Greensman - Brandon Plonka
Special Effects Supervisor - Chuck Hendershot
Special Effects Makeup - China Horrell
Key Wardrobe & Costumer - Carrie Shoberg
Key Hair & Makeup - Jameson Leigh
Composer/Sound Design - John Niespodzianski
The cast of the The Other Side is both talented and diverse. Chad Conley (Mason, Unusual Suspects) stars as Chris Sullivan, the central focus of the film. Danielle Lozeau (Legion, The Eye, Misogynyst) gives an emotional performance as Natalie, his combative sister-in-law. Christine Starkey makes her feature film debut as Ash, who is lost in the woods until Chuck Hendershot (It Came From Yesterday) stumbles across her. Rounding out the cast are Jack Davis (Gearheads), Robert Liscio (New America), Benjamin Sheeler (Promised Land), and Carl Clemons (The Wire, Angels Around Me).
A selection of zombies from the film. One of the goals of the production was to use as many practical effects as possible, and to only use CGI when absolutely needed. Each zombie was painstakingly crafted using unique makeup, fake blood, and contact lenses to add a terrifying sense of realism. Bullet rig squibs were used whenever possible for the zombie kills.