About the Movie
Better Off Zed
Horror, Comedy
Better Off Zed
87 minutes
United States
Butcher Bird Studios

For the last decade, Guy (Sibley) has worked a mentally and physically demanding 60-hour week, a soul-crushing daily grind that has frayed his nerves; while his wife Paige (Woods), a free spirit with multiple fine arts degrees to her name, has spent their marriage chasing creative inspiration.

When the zombie apocalypse arrives, Guy is ecstatic: no more grueling work, no more monotony, no more hopeless future. He spends his days in idyllic splendor, living life in the moment… while Paige snaps into survival mode and takes on the role of pragmatist, figuring out how to secure their perimeter and stretch out their food supply, while following news reports for any glimmer of hope that they might be able to escape. The couple—in essence—has switched places. And in this new dynamic, all of the small fissures pressured beneath the surface of their relationship finally crack open, forcing them to deal not only with Armageddon, but with a potentially far more horrifying reality… each other.

BETTER OFF ZED serves as a metaphor for the claustrophobia of modern living and modern relationships, as well as the struggle for the inner artist in all of us. It also explores the question, are you with the right partner to face the end with?

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Production Team
PRODUCTION COMPANY - Butcher Bird Studios is a creative studio and production company founded by director-producers Steven Calcote, Jason Milligan, Luis Reyes, Michael Shlain and Travis Stevens. — CLICK IMAGE TO READ MORE.Read More
DIRECTOR - Travis Stevens is an award-winning director and writer (Slamdance, NYCIFF) working in Hollywood, CA. Travis is the managing partner at Butcher Bird Studios and splits his time between that and directing for clients like Viacom and Brian Regan. His hands on approach to things has led experience with, and a deeper appreciation of, all aspects of filmmaking, from gripping and set construction to editorial. BETTER OFF ZED is his second feature film.Read More
WRITER - Amy Tofte won a 2015 Nicholl Fellowship for her feature script Addis Abeka. A graduate of the prestigious CalArts MFA writing program, her films and plays have garnered accolades across the country and internationally. Her short film Other Side won Best Independent Short at the 2016 IFS Film Festival in Los Angeles. And, most recently, her play FleshEatingTiger premiered in Melbourne, Australia.Read More
PRODUCER - Linda Morel was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She has been working in the entertainment industry for over 20 years, most recently as a Producer for companies like Nickelodeon, USA, Comedy Central, TV Land, and NBC. As a Producer, Morel won a 2016 Primetime Emmy for Best Variety Sketch Show with Key & Peele. Morel is a partner in the production services company, Raskal Productions and is currently an Executive Producer on Weird City (YouTube Premium). Weird City is a co-production with Jordan Peele’s, Monkeypaw Productions and Sonar.Read More
PHOTO C/O NICK HOLMES - Christine Woods starred opposite Stephen Merchant on HBO’s Hello Ladies, as well as in an impressive array of television shows and films, such as Man with a Plan, The Odd Couple, The Walking Dead, About a Boy, and Perfect Couples; and she has appeared in the Netflix film Handsome with Jeff Garlin, Natasha Lyonne and Amy Sedaris; and the Macon Blair helmed Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning film I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore starring Elijah Wood and Melanie Lynskey. She has also garnered accolades for her stage roles. As a member of the prestigious IAMA Theater Company, Christine earned a Stage Raw Award nomination for her role in A Dog’s House. Other credits include the television shows Flash Forward and Go On, and the films Dean—from writer/director Demetri Martin and winner of the Tribeca Film Festival; and Wild Man, where she stars alongside Mike Vogel and Kate Upton.Read More
PHOTO C/O HILARY MURPHY - Graham Sibley began his career starring in the highly-lauded cult classic Zombie Honeymoon, executive produced by John Landis. From there, he appeared in the Emmy-Award winning film Nanking, directed by two-time Academy Award Winner Bill Guttentag and starring Woody Harrelson. Other credits include television roles on Fear The Walking Dead, The Affair, Grey’s Anatomy, Aquarius, How to Get Away with Murder, The Newsroom, Jane the Virgin and the most recent season of G.L.O.W; as well Debra Eisenstadt’s Before the Sun Explodes and her upcoming Imaginary Order, both staring alongside fellow Better Off Zed co-star Christine Woods; Clint Eastwood’s Sully, starring Tom Hanks and most recently The Honor List, executive produced by Zoe Saldana for Lionsgate. Graham is also a co-founder of the prestigious Los Angeles-based IAMA Theater Company.Read More
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