Our film "Suburban Zombie" is a zombie film, a more specific sub-genre of horror. Whilst deconstructing zombie films in the research and planning stage of our coursework task I came across a number of different film distribution companies, for example; Continental Distributing, 20th Century Fox and Focus Features. These companies distributed films such as Night of the living dead, 28 days later and Shaun of the dead, respectively.
Recent Zombie Films
Director + Year: Ruben Fleischer (2009)
IMdb Rating: 7.8/10
Gross: $75,590,286 (USA) £3,001,207 (UK)
Distribution Company: Columbia Pictures
Resident Evil: Afterlife - Director + Year: Paul W.S Anderson (2010) Imdb Rating: 5.9/10
Budget: $60,000,000 (estimated)
Gross: $60,128,566 (USA)
Distribution Company: Screen Gems
Director + Year: Mark Price (2008)
Imdb Rating: 5.3/10
Gross: $798 (UK)
Distribution Company: Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscope, the UK distribution company behind the film "Colin" is one of the only distribution companies that is relevant to us, due to the fact that we are low budget, indie film-makers. Kaleidoscope are also behind other low budget films other than Colin, such as "Slave" (Darryn Welch, 2009), which again shows that they would be a perfect company that might distribute our film. Colin has achieved a huge number of DVD sales considering the budget of the film, on amazon.co.uk it has achieved, as of 21st March 2011, 16600 sales. This shows that our film could do well with sales, even if, like Colin, it is "Straight to DVD".