Sam Platizky’s “Blaming George Romero” is igniting online excitement and curiosity. The introduction to a feature length film about zombies, written by Platizky; has zombie followers from Facebook and Twitter wanting to know more.
The film which is presently in production, is a story of what happens when four horror film fanatic friends, unhappy with their lives, think that there’s been a zombie apocalypse and jump at the chance to try to survive.
The film stars Sam Platizky (actor, writer), Robert Lise (director, actor), Loarina Gonzalez (actress), Dan Gregory (actor), Isaac Platizky (actor), Ramy Shedid (actor), Adria Firestone (actress), Anderson Johnson (actor) and Christina Garced (actress). The film is produced by Sam Platizky and Brad Resnick.
Platizky a Hudson County resident born and raised in Bayonne NJ is a young actor and writer. He’s a graduate of Bayonne High School and of the New Jersey City University; where he majored in English and Theatre. A Tri-State area actor Platizky has performed in the following venues; theatre, film, commercials and voiceover work.
Acting since the young age of 13, Platizky’s first exposure to acting; was in a live stage performance of “Oliver”. Although he did not play the lead role, the small part of an orphan left him wanting more.
As years went by Platizky would follow close behind his older brother Isaac, who is also an actor. Equipped with a passion to act, he began to explore the world of theatre and film and soon found himself part of several films under the direction of Stephen Spielberg and Nora Ephron. He has performed in various theatrical productions throughout New York and New Jersey which consist of the following; “The Lord of the Flies, I Hate Hamlet, Anything Goes, Next Time I’ll Sing to You, The Hot L Baltimore, No Exit, The Secret Garden, A Funny Thing Happen on the Way to the Forum” and many more.
In October of 2009, Platizky decided to take a break from the world of auditions and theater and he began to write a screenplay entitled “Blaming George Romero.”A few months later the writing would stop for awhile and in the month of April, 2010 he decided to complete it. After several revisions, Platizky decided it was time to go into production. Pulling together a small cast and crew, Platizky set out on a mission to bring his finished screenplay to life. In an effort to raise funds for his project, Platizky posted his project on Indiegogo.com/Blame Romero, and since then he has received a tremendous amount of response. Donations to the project have been coming in and although it has not reached the halfway point to complete its production goal, he is grateful that his project has been accepted.
For those who are not familiar with old cult classics, George Romero is an American filmmaker and screenwriter who created a hypothetical zombie apocalypse. He’s well known for his movies; Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead.
He is nicknamed he Grand-ather of the Zombie,” and still to this day has a very dedicated following.
When asked why he created this particular screenplay about zombies, Platizky explained, “I love the idea of the zombie genre. But the truth is, if you look at it from a philosophical point of view, alot of people go through their lives aimlessly like zombies, so consume, that they don’t live. That’s a big part of what the movie represents, not being a zombie.”
At present Platizky and crew are hard at work on production, they are filming throughout the New Jersey area and on the films blog page, blameromero0.blogspot.com, Platizky keeps the film followers up to date on production news.
In retrospect, filmmaker George Romero can be proud that Platizky and cast are carrying the zombie genre torch into the next generation.
It takes a “vision and a mission” to bring a screenplay to life and this is something. Sam Platizky is on his way.
Interested in learning more about the making of “Blaming George Romero” sign on to the films website at Indiegogo.com/Blame Romero. If you would like to make a donation to help fund this great film you can do so through Indiegogo.com/Blame Romero.
Also visit their blog page for updates on production news at blameromero0.blogspot.com. If you would like to learn more about actor and writer Sam Platizky log on to www.samplatizky.com