Although Sam Suchmann and Mattie Zufelt’s longtime dream of becoming celebrities and making an epic zombie film has come true, they’re not stopping there.
The two best friends from Providence – they both have Down Syndrome and met at the Special Olympics while in grade school – are now working on a behind-the-scenes documentary about how Spring Break Zombie Massacre was made and are already discussing ideas for a second film.
Aside from their Providence premiere at the Columbus Theatre in July, they’re also preparing for two others in New York and Los Angeles and are figuring out which film festival invitations to accept.
On July 14, the two were in Hollywood on Conan talking about the Kickstarter-funded film, goals to work with Kevin Hart and their love of soda.
At this point, the sequel is just a lot of ideas floating around but will hopefully start coming together in the near future, Sam says. “It’s going to be based off the first zombie movie but with a tragedy so it’ll be more serious but also more fun and action packed.”
Mattie says they aren’t sure about the funding for the sequel yet but that it’ll be crazy and lots of fun, just like Spring Break Zombie Massacre.
“My hands get chopped off and that’s going to be pretty funny,” he says laughing. “It’s all in development and rough draft but there’s going to be a big beach sequence scene and flash mob hopefully.”
The two friends say their best ideas come from things that happen to them in real life and that one of their goals is to try and take the things they love and are passionate about and put them into their movie. Sam loves spring break and Mattie is passionate about bullying, both of which made their way into their first film.
“Our life is one big story and then we just take the funny things and turn those into a scene in the movie,” Mattie said. “We like to make it all extremely creative and use our imaginations.”