THE 24TH ANNUAL NEVERMORE FILM FESTIVAL
BEST FEATURE JURY WINNER
Hand-Drawn Horror/Comedy THE WEIRD KIDZ
Debuting Feb. 25 at Nevermore Film Festival
Saturday, Feb. 25 @ 7pm ET
Carolina Theater, Durham, North Carolina
*IN PERSON AND VIA FESTIVAL STREAMING*
Introduction and Q&A with Writer/Director/Animator Zach Passero and cast.
My nearly decade-long journey with this film (inception, screenplay writing, voice recording, animating, animating, animating) has come to an end, and THE WEIRD KIDZ is ready to be shared with audiences.
I’ve been thinking a lot about what made me want to set forth on this crazy undertaking. The story for the Kidz’ adventure started forming when my wife and creating partner, Hannah, got pregnant with our first child. I began to imagine explaining to our new little one what things were like when I grew up.
That is how THE WEIRD KIDZ was born.
A stew of memories, adventures, movies, and influences from throughout my life lifted the intention to finally realize a lifelong dream, and to make that lifelong dream something I could one day show my kid to explain what my life was like– in reality, in imagination, in influence.
I write this, ruminating in a house now filled with TWO growing children. The oldest (now 8 years old), and the younger (5 years old) have only known their father as he worked away on THE WEIRD KIDZ in whatever free chance he got between work projects and family duties. Now, our whole family is about to start a new chapter and I cannot wait to share THE WEIRD KIDZ with them…and the rest of the world!