DEB Promo Video Featured in Kickstarter’s 2014 Film Fest

Kickstarter Film Festival 2014Great news, Debbers! Kickstarter has developed its very own film festival, which is traveling to various cities in the U.S. and abroad – and our very own NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEB promo video was selected to kick off this year’s show!

The fest debuted in Brooklyn to a great reception this July, and will next be seen at the Autry Museum in Los Angeles September 12!

Get all the info here, and check out the full program with a bunch of other great projects!

Who Wants To Join Us at a Killer Wrap Party???

IMG_0038Did you miss out on your chance to appear in the greatest production in the history of Portland, ME? Not to fear! You can still impress your date/friend-with-benefits by taking her/him to the bangin’est wrap party this side of Bangor!

Thursday, July 3 at an undisclosed Portland location: Rub elbows with cast, crew, producers and director at this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate the local phenomenon that has been Night of the Living Deb. Reconnect with old undead pals, or make brand-new ones before we close up shop and get ready to head back to Hollywood and edit this thing for the big screen! You may even end up in the featurette for the DVD!!

Tickets are just $95 per couple, but space is limited. Reserve your spot now on our pledge page. Just select the $95 donation level, give us your deets and we’ll get in touch to let you know where and when to show up for the ragin’ wrap!

By the way, these rewards can also be procured for someone else… so show them you really care, by sending them off to walk the earth in a fun-loving purgatory on the border of life and simulated death. It’s toasted!

UPDATE: The zombie extra pledge level is now SOLD OUT!! But it’s not too late to get yourself to the wrap party! Donate at the $95 level for entree to this red-carpet event for you and a guest Thursday night, July 3! There may be some zombies there.


We are officially in MAINE!!

Michael Cassidy in Portland, Maine to shoot NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEB.Preproduction is well underway on Night of the Living Deb. We are scouting locations, hiring local crew, and meeting the lovely people of Portland. Look for us and say hello!

The schedule is nearly complete and our zombie backers will hear from us soon regarding their day to get zombified and filmed. Thanks for all of your support! There are still zombie slots available via our crowdfunder in the right sidebar!

Filming starts June 10 for four weeks throughout Portland, so be on the lookout for zombies, cameras, trucks, and BRAAAIINNSSS.

Local business owners: if you have locations/ vehicles/ props to possibly contribute, we’d love to hear from you

Maria Thayer To Bring Deb to Life; Production Starts in June

Greetings, loyal Debbers! We’ve been out of touch for a while, but it’s not like we took that sweet Kickstarter cash and went to Macau or something. We’ve been hard at work rewriting and prepping for production on Night of the Living Deb, which is now set to shoot June 10 – July 3 in Portland, Maine.

Maria Thayer joins cast of Night of the Living Deb

Maria in Forgetting Sarah Marshall

But what we’re really excited about is that we’ve found our Deb! We’re excited to welcome to our cast the phenomenally talented Maria Thayer, whom you’ll recognize from such comedic hits as Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Accepted, Hitch, New Girl and Strangers with Candy. She brings a lovable awkwardness to the role that is very Deb-like; we’re grateful and proud to have her as our lead.

Also new for us is the addition of a crowdfunding page on our website! Some fans, friends and family have asked about how they can help out now that the Kickstarter is over… so we came up with this option. It’s a lot less restrictive than KS, so you can donate any amount at any time. But for those who like rewards with their pledges, you can also use it to pre-purchase the DVD or BluRay of the movie, OR attend our kickass wrap party in Portland July 3rd.

Any funds gathered here will just help us make the movie that much better… lights, sound, props, locations, etc. We’ve got some amazing talent on board (including Tom Ackerman as Director of Photography!), so we want to do everyone justice by getting as many dollars up on the screen as possible!

Thanks to everyone who has supported us in this journey. We’ll be posting updates from set as time allows. See you in Maine!

LIVE TWEETING the Final Hours of Our Campaign Tomorrow 11am – 2pm PST!!

Please join us on Twitter (#NOTLD) and Facebook as we LIVE TWEET the countdown to being officially funded! We’ll be posting stories, thoughts, drunken ramblings, maybe even some pics and video! Come be a part of it as we celebrate all of YOU loyal Debbers who made this all possible!

Expect shoutouts galore!!!!! We might feel like giving stuff away!!!! Follow @thelivingdeb, @kbrankin, @andytselsor, @_siopio_

Campaign officially ends at 1:30PST. Tweet back at us using hashtag #NOTLD. See you there!


Deb_KSprogress7As we hit the midpoint of our final week, ‘Deb’ is in full stride with 73% funded of its $99,000 goal! That means we’re all just $27k away from making this thing a reality!!

Recent high-profile promotions from places like and RAINN WILSON’S TWITTER FEED have given us a huge surge forward… now we’re just hoping to keep it going!

THANK YOU fans and backers who have gotten us this far… please continue to help us get the word out to get us over the finish line, so we can make the movie you want to see!