CHRISTMAS WITH THE DEAD was a tough shoot. (Aren't they all?) I think the only reason we managed to pull it off at all was because we received amazing contributions from the townspeople of Nacogdoches, Texas. They were unbelievably helpful and supportive of the production.
Everywhere we went people let us shoot on their property for free. People came out to be "zombies" (we call them "snappers" and they are a bit different than your average zombie) and cult members by the dozens, often staying on set until 5 or 6 in the morning. People donated food and services to help us get our picture made. It was all a bit unbelievable.
But the most amazing thing about it all was that after they would perform these good deeds to help us they would come up to us afterwards and thank us for letting them be a part of the show. Can you believe that? Anyone who shoots in L.A. or New York won't buy it, I'm sure. But it's true. So I want to take this moment to say something to all those good people who helped us so selflessly and for some reason thought we had done them a favor: