George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead


1h 35m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Jason Creed and a small crew of college filmmakers are in the Pennsylvania woods making a no-budget horror film when they hear the terrifying news that the dead have started returning to life. Led by Jason's girlfriend, Debra, the frightened young filmmakers set off in a friend's old Winnebago to tr

Film Details

Also Known As
Diary of the Dead, George Romero's Diary of the Dead
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
Third Rail Releasing
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

Jason Creed and a small crew of college filmmakers are in the Pennsylvania woods making a no-budget horror film when they hear the terrifying news that the dead have started returning to life. Led by Jason's girlfriend, Debra, the frightened young filmmakers set off in a friend's old Winnebago to try to get back to the only safety and security they know: their homes. But there is no escape from the crisis, nor any real home for them anymore. Everything they depend upon, all that they hold dear, is fractured as the plague of the living dead begins to spread. Jason documents the true-life horrors in a tense, first-person style that heightens the reality of each encounter. Even as his friends die, even as they are attacked by ravenous walking corpses at every stop along the way, Jason keeps filming, an obsessive, unflinching eye in the midst of chaos. The government first denies, then promises to quell the crisis, but can't. Technology fails. Communication with the rest of the world becomes impossible. Jason and what remains of his crew end up on their own, a handful of lucky survivors, reliant on no one but themselves to stay alive. They take final refuge in a fortress of a mansion, but their sanctuary turns out to be a trap from which there is no escape. Throughout it all, the cameras keep rolling, recording every detail for future generations--if any survive.

Crew

Mark Ahee

Special Effects Supervisor

Neishaw Ali

Visual Effects Producer

Lisa Amaral-wright

Assistant Property Master

David Antonacci

Special Effects Assistant

Sid Armour

Makeup Artist

Sean Armstrong

Special Effects Assistant

Taryn Ash

Stunt Performer

Sarah Baker

Accounting Assistant

Terry Banting

Swing

Steve Barnett

Executive Producer

Craig Barnikis

High Definition Systems Engineer

Roger Bate

Gaffer

Lex Batten

Film Lab

Cory Bauer

Location Assistant

Ron Bell

Stunt Performer

Dan Belley

Stunts

John Berger

Stunts

Michelle Berrigan

Accountant

Mark Betteridge

Digital Effects Artist

Leigh Bianco

Stunt Performer

Marco Bianco

Stunt Performer

Matt Birman

Stunt Coordinator

Matt Birman

Unit Director

Jack Boem

Assistant Director

Roxanne Borris

Assistant Art Director

Laurence Bortnick

Assistant Camera

Roger Bowden

Generator Operator

Darren Boyce

Key Grip

Coralie Brady

Craft Service

Chris Bridges

Special Makeup Effects

John Buchan

Casting

Allan Buchok

Boom Operator

Joanne Bujouves

Prosthetic Makeup

Brad Bunn

Stunt Performer

James Burke

Production Assistant

Roz Callahan

Driver

Desmond Campbell

Stunt Performer

Jeff Campbell

Visual Effects Supervisor

Stuart Campbell

Production Assistant

Jericho Carbuntocan

Stunt Performer

Shane Cardwell

Stunt Performer

D.j. Carson

Unit Production Manager

Louis Casado

Color Timer

Frederic Chopin

Song

Jennifer Chovancek

Assistant Production Coordinator

Steven Ciancamerla

On-Set Dresser

Brian Clark

Driver

James Cooper

Digital Effects Artist

Tammy Lyn Cooper

Assistant

Christopher Cordell

Stunt Performer

John Coupland

Driver

Bill Couto

Swing

Justin S B Craig

Set Decorator

Donna Croce

Script Supervisor

Donna Croce

Associate Producer

Erik Culp

Foley Recordist

Catherine Currie

Post-Production Accountant

Catherine Currie

Accountant

Colin Davies

Visual Effects Supervisor

Greg Davis

Grip

Alan Degraaf

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Tyler Delben

Assistant Director

Paula Devonshire

Post-Production Supervisor

Paula Devonshire

Coproducer

Ashish Dewan

Digital Effects Artist

Alfie Dipucchio

Adr

John Docouto

Swing

Dwight Doerksen

Construction Manager

Michael Doherty

Editor

Michael Doherty

Associate Producer

Michael Doherty

Post-Production Supervisor

Eric Doiron

Digital Effects Artist

Christian Drennan

Key Grip

Michael Drysdale

Driver

Donna Dupere-taylor

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Chad Edwards

Best Boy

Lisa Elchuk

Assistant Production Coordinator

Sam Englebardt

Producer

Karen Eppstadt

Wardrobe

Daphne Esdaille

Hair Stylist

Daniel Feddern

Assistant Location Manager

Michael Felsher

Production

Tim Ferguson

Special Effects Assistant

Kristin Fieldhouse

Camera Trainee

Dan Fireman

Executive Producer

Steve Fitzpatrick

Craft Service

Tig Fong

Stunt Performer

David Fuji

Painter

Michael Gagnon

Special Effects

Michel Gagnon

Special Effects

Norm Galloway

Costume Coordinator

John Gare

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

David Gibbons

Gaffer

Mike Gillan

Best Boy

David Glasgal

Stock Footage

Kyle Glencross

Special Makeup Effects

Jon Goulding

Art Director

Rose Gregoris

Assistant Sound Editor

Thiessen Gregory

Song

Peter Grunwald

Producer

Rob Gyorgy

Visual Effects Editor

Dylan Hankinson

Special Effects Assistant

Peter Harding

Construction Coordinator

Jeff Harrison

Grip

John Harrison

Executive Producer

Lisa Hemeon

Visual Effects Producer

Geoff Hill

Special Effects

Jody Hoel

Wardrobe Supervisor

Terry Hooper

Grip

Colin Hoult

Camera Operator

Ken L Huff

Grip

Deirdre Hughes

Art Director

Terry Hutcheson

Visual Effects Producer

Kevin Hutchinson

Prosthetic Makeup

Leandro Illescas

Carpenter

Etheline Joseph

Hair Stylist

Tali Kalb

Makeup Artist

Ara Katz

Producer

Alex Kavanagh

Costume Designer

Andrew Kawczynski

On-Set Dresser

Richard Keats

Software Engineer

Liise Keeling

Stunt Performer

Sandy Kellerman

Stand-In

Mandy Ketcheson

Contact Lenses

Christine Hye-su Kim

Song Performer

Jason Knight

Casting Associate

Ryan Kuba

Special Effects Coordinator

Mark Kueper

Colorist

Alex Laframboise

Driver

Jonathan Lavallee

Wardrobe

Rohan Lawrence

Best Boy Grip

Rupert Lazarus

Production Designer

Stephanie Lees

Assistant Costume Designer

Petra Lendvai-lintner

Visual Effects

Mark Lewandowski

Video Playback

Steven Lewis

Digital Effects Artist

Sid Lieberman

Foley Artist

Lori Longstaff

Camera Assistant

Marc Lougheed

Production Assistant

Steve Lowry

Digital Effects Artist

Ernie Mackey

Driver

Craig Maclellan

Adr

Edward Makuch

Grip

Sam Malkin

Looping Coordinator

Darren Marsman

Stunt Performer

Rob Matassa

Swing

Kim Maticiw

Props Buyer

Quinn Matthews

Prosthetic Makeup

Alfonzo Mattuicci

Craft Service

Dave Mcghie

Digital Effects Artist

John Mcintyre

Driver

Kent Mcintyre

Art Department

David C Mckane

Assistant Camera

Duncan Mcleod

Stunt Performer

Lincoln Mcrae

Grip

Chris Mikolovich

Craft Service

Veronica Miller

Production Accountant

Doug Moorehouse

Carpenter

Neil Morrill

Special Makeup Effects

Jeff Musholdt

Assistant Director

Eric Myles

Visual Effects Supervisor

James Neill

Swing

Al Newman

Executive Consultant

William Ng

Wardrobe Assistant

James Nichols

Sound

Greg Nicotero

Makeup Effects

Mike Nieuwland

Camera Trainee

Simon Northwood

Stunt Performer

Jesse O'connor

Dresser

Kyle O'connor

Assistant Location Manager

Norman Orenstein

Music

Curtis Parker

Stunt Performer

Richard Parker

Stunt Performer

Sue Parker

Stunt Performer

Andy Pascoe

Special Effects Technician

Kye Yong Peck

3-D Artist

Nick Perks

Software Engineer

Julian Peters

On-Set Dresser

Anthony Police

Best Boy Grip

Graeme Potts

Video

Jill Purdy

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Cheryl Quiacos

Stunt Performer

Pauline K Quong

Assistant Production Accountant

Brigitte Rabazo Lopez

Assistant Editor

Brigitte Rabazo Lopez

Post-Production Supervisor

Sheila Radovancevic

Transportation

Adam Raley

Sound Mixer

Regan Ramos

Audio

Mike Ranalletta

Digital Effects Artist

Yan Regis

Medic

Brian Reid

Visual Effects

Mark Reid

Digital Effects Artist

Tim Reilly

Driver

Nathan Robitaille

Sound Design

Darcy Rodriguez

Grip

George A. Romero

Screenplay

Dave Rowsell

Driver

Kevin Rushton

Stunt Performer

Anita Schapansky

Transportation

Rob Shea

Production Coordinator

Film Details

Also Known As
Diary of the Dead, George Romero's Diary of the Dead
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
Third Rail Releasing
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter February 15, 2008

Released in United States on Video May 20, 2008

Released in United States 2008

Released in United States January 2008

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Rotterdammerung) January 23-February 3, 2008.

The Weinstein Company acquired North American distribution rights at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival for a reported sum of around $2.5 million.

Released in United States Winter February 15, 2008

Released in United States on Video May 20, 2008

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Rotterdammerung) January 23-February 3, 2008.)

Released in United States January 2008 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Park City at Midnight) January 17-27, 2008.)