Working on a sci-fi Proof-of-Concept
by Taylor Eisele
When I’m not busy working on projects for Stumptown Studios, one of my favorite ways to spend time is on the sets of other peoples projects. This last weekend I found myself running sound department on Patient Y.
Patient Y is a sci-fi thriller set in a post-apolcalyptic future where zombies run the show, harvesting humans for their organs (i.e. zombie food). Written and Directed by Julie Lew, Patient Y is currently in the proof-of-concept phase, with an expected crowdfunding campaign slated for later this month.
The story follows Patient Y, who seems to be the subject of a military experiment. Straddling the line between human and zombie, she is on a mission to figure out who, or what, she is. Here is a quick synopsis, according to the official Patient Y Facebook page:
“One day, a zombie wakes up at a zombie military base suffering from severe memory loss, no appetite for brains, and a live blood stream. She only knows herself by the name on her wristband, “Patient Y.” Whether she’s a human or a zombie, her identity could shape the consequences of her very existence.”
A unique concept, right? Not only was it fun to get out of my comfort zone and work on a new style of project, I had such a blast working with all the talented people who were on set. The cast was fantastic, giving such a good performance and the crew worked tirelessly to bring the project to fruition. This has really been a labor of love by some very thoughtful and hardworking people.
My favorite part? We’re all a young adults, striving for greatness. There was no absence of motivation on this set. Its always refreshing to see your peers reaching for the stars (and being there to reach with them).
Follow along with the project on Facebook, and stay tuned for the crowdfunding campaign.