Amherst firm screens zombie short film in Manchester
Chad Zingales, left, and Rob Wentworth, actors in the Mibox-funded zombie movie, prepare to see the film at a launch party Thursday in Manchester. (MARK HAYWARD / UNION LEADER)
The Amherst-based College Bound Movers screened “Mibox Zombie’’ at the downtown restaurant XO. The 5-minute film touts Mibox, a portable storage unit that is safe and secure, even during a zombie apocalypse.
It is in black and white, as in the classic “Night of the Living Dead.” The movie spoofs PODS, a competitor of Mibox.
It’s available at Youtube with the search term “mibox zombie.”
The director, Jeremy Earl Mayhew of Amherst-based Earl Studios, said about 50 actors were used in the film, most of them friends, family or employees of Edward M.P. Smith, the founder of College Bound Movers.
Mayhew, who usually films commercials, said viral videos are a great marketing strategy. They work if they’re different, engaging and fun.
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