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  (in credits order)

Austin Basis ... Ivan

Jane Edith Wilson ... Lisa

Al Vicente ... Joel

Suzy Nakamura ... Judy
John Solomon ... Himself
Grace Lee ... Herself
Andrew Amondson ... Himself

Amy Higgins ... Dr. Gloria Reynolds (as Amy D. Higgins)

Kevin Michael Walsh ... Kennedy

Jose Solomon ... Glen

Paul Eiding ... Hank Baker
Philip Newby ... Rodrigo Weiss

Finneus Egan ... Stag
Roger Ainslie ... Jim Miller

Ossie Mair ... Stan Boyd

Andi Matheny ... Beverly Fitzpatton

Alice Amter ... Esperanza McNunn
Vanessa Peters ... Monique

Raymond Ma ... Factory Owner

Micki Schloss ... Frank Velasco

Lorna Scott ... Theresa Morgan
Donovan Oakleaf ... Reverend Donovan
David L. Delman ... Bible Study Participant #1
James M. Logan ... Bible Study Participant #2
Hartley Engel ... Bible Study Participant #3
John Durbin ... Howl

Gerry Katzman ... Mr. Right
Yuri Elvin ... Zombie Guard

Kasi Brown ... Maude

Tracy Thorpe ... Neighbor

Jesse D. Goins ... Officer Hannigan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Christina Maria Davis ... Dr.'s Assistant
Katarina Dorsey ... Attacking Zombie (uncredited)

Monique Edwards ... Cheryl Park (uncredited)
Martin Garner ... Web designer (uncredited)
John Jarvis ... Lead (uncredited)
Paulah May ... Zombie Instigator / festival dancer (uncredited)

Chad Moffitt ... Zombie DJ (uncredited)
María Antonieta Vázquez ... Church Zombie (uncredited)
Marcus Wynnycky ... Zombie (uncredited)

Directed by
Grace Lee 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Grace Lee 
Rebecca Sonnenshine 

Produced by
Lu Cien Hioe .... line producer
Eunkyung 'Jude' Jung .... associate producer
Hoon-tak Jung .... executive producer (as Teddy Hoon-Tack Jung)
In-Ah Lee .... producer
Catherine Park .... associate producer
Ralf Weinfurtner .... line producer
Pablo Miralles .... field associate producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Woody Pak 
Cinematography by
Matthias Grunsky (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Tamara Maloney  (as Tamara M. Maloney)
Casting by
John Jackson 
Production Design by
Nathan Amondson 
Art Direction by
Zach Bangma 
Set Decoration by
Melanie Rein 
Costume Design by
Annie Yun  (as Annie U. Yun)
Makeup Department
Maria Jang Kelly .... hair/makeup assistant
April Nhi Le .... hair/makeup assistant
Akiko Matsumoto .... make-up and hair
Akiko Matsumoto .... special makeup effects artist
Yoko Nobushi .... special makeup effects artist
Tsuyoshi Ogawa .... hair/makeup assistant
Taka Sakai .... hair/makeup assistant
Naoko Takeichi .... hair/makeup assistant
Keiko Wedding .... assistant makeup and hair
Yuko Yamauchi .... hair/makeup assistant
Production Management
Ralf Weinfurtner .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kent Abbott .... second second assistant director
Sierra Donley .... second assistant director (as Sierra D. Donley)
Christian Lohf .... first assistant director
Art Department
Isaac Amondson .... constructor
Amanda Archibald .... art department intern
Austin Basis .... illustrator: 'Zine
Liza Chenault .... set dresser
Jennifer Emil .... assistant art director
Scott Enge .... carpenter
Cary Greenberg .... property master
Jina Kim .... art department coordinator
H. Conrad Knapp .... lead man
David Lubinsky .... art department intern
Eric Weitz .... graphic artist
Adam C. Woods .... constructor
Sound Department
Pete Horner .... sound designer
Pete Horner .... sound re-recording mixer
Walter Spencer .... dialog editor
Marlon Torres .... sound effects editor
Camera and Electrical Department
James Beatty .... grip
Tristan Clark .... grip
Michael Phelan .... electrician
Melvina M. Rapoza .... first assistant camera
Mathew Rudenberg .... gaffer
Troy Wagner .... assistant camera
Erin Weller .... best boy electric
Casting Department
Randy McKenney .... extras casting
Alf Seccombe .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Cresswell .... costume supervisor
Christine Kim .... key costumer
Kiersten Ronning .... costumer
Luther E. Sullivan .... intern
Editorial Department
Fergus Hally .... color timer
Transportation Department
Paul Feddersen .... transportation coordinator
Colleen Rea .... transportation
Other crew
Luis Ambris .... craft service
Alvie Baker .... production assistant
Jaimie Ballance .... location assistant
Janet Chen .... extras assistant
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
Jade DeCosta .... production accountant
Patrick Duchesne .... caterer
Andrew Fort .... zombie historian
Elisabeth Hofmann .... intern
Conall Jones .... script supervisor
Eun-Young Lee .... set medic
Gillian Luera .... assistant location manager (as Gillian Evans)
Chris Lum .... set medic
David Magdael .... publicist
Pablo Miralles .... Live Dead coordinator
Janice Paik .... extras coordinator
Bill Palmer .... key set production assistant
Steven Schwedt .... office production assistant
Alf Seccombe .... production assistant (as Alfred Seccombe)
Gentry Stubblefield .... production assistant
Lynn M. van Kuilenburg .... location manager
Anne Stulz .... publicist (uncredited)
Joe Dante .... special thanks
Josh Diamond .... special thanks
Nic Cha Kim .... special thanks
Linda Lichter .... special thanks
John Solomon .... dedicatee (as John)
Rebecca Sonnenshine .... very special thanks

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Germany:90 min (European Film Market)

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21 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
They're here. They're dead... Get used to it!, 31 March 2008
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

"American Zombie" is probably the biggest pleasant surprise I encountered in quite a few years and I urge every fan of cinema – whether horror or films in general – to check it out as soon as the opportunity occurs. The film is an odd and unconventional mixture between a zombie film (duh!) and the so-called "mockumentary" (people with hand-held cameras registering the unusual situation they find themselves stuck in). Just because of this label, I approached "American Zombie" with extreme caution and low anticipations. Let's be honest, the market for zombie movies already suffers from over-saturation since many years and the Mockumentary forms a suddenly unstoppable trend ("Cloverfield", "rec", …) that yet has to prove its stability. George A. Romero also joined in on the combination of zombies and shaky cameras with his latest effort "Diary of the Dead". Now, he's an acclaimed director and even the founding father of zombie cinema, but what to expect from a bunch of inexperienced documentary makers? Well, I love being proved wrong when it comes to innovating and new film projects! "American Zombie" is refreshing, original, intelligent, well structured and far more stylish than it has any right to be. The subject matter may sound ridicule, but writer/director Grace Lee presents everything in a convincing style and even the cast members, who have the difficult task of depicting plausible corpses, play their roles with a constant straight face. The script uniquely introduces resurrection from the dead as some sort of congenital defect, caused by a substance in the brain that is activated in case of a violent death. There are several categories of "Revenants", varying from the absolute braindead to the living dead with most of their vital brain capacities still intact. Throughout a period of several days, a Los Angeles film crew follows four of these "intelligent" zombies and illustrates how they live their everyday afterlife, deal with all sorts of discrimination and desperately attempt to oppress their physical decomposing. Just like normal people, these revenants have different personalities, hopes, desires, sentiments and goals to achieve. Meanwhile the film also centers on the arguments between the filmmakers mutually, as Grace wants to maintain an objective viewpoint whereas John continuously confronts the revenants with provocative questions. The revenants' stories and the crew's constant quarrels are already fascinating to behold, but the script is uplifted to an even higher level of quality through interviews with other groups. There are scientists listing the characteristics and history of the Living Dead, Zombie-haters (displaying various ways to destroy a dead brain) and Zombie-chasers (similar to people who write love letters to convicts on death row). Seemingly without much effort, "American Zombie" succeeds in bringing a biting satire that subtly mocks modern social issues and media sensationalism, but simultaneously doesn't lose track of story depth and character drawings. There are multiple powerful scenes in the film and you honestly come to care for the revenants … even though the maggots occasionally fall out of their bodies. "American Zombie" is also a rather atypical "Mocumentary" (since there are still professionals in charge of photography, sound and editing) so the amount of shaky camera movements and extreme close-ups are thankfully kept to a minimum. Highly recommended to open-minded cinema lovers.

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