Two Friends With Down Syndrome Raised Over $20,000 On Kickstarter To Film A Zombie Movie

With nine days left, Sam and Mattie are halfway to their goal of $50,000 to film their dream movie.

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Suchmann and Zufelt are currently halfway to their goal of $50,000. That might seem steep, but it's actually going towards two different movies: Their zombie masterpiece and a documentary about the process.

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Suchmann and Zufelt won't be satisfied until they can watch their movie on the big screen. They told BuzzFeed News that their dream cast includes The Rock, John Cena, and Jersey Shore's DJ Pauly D.

On their Kickstarter page, there's a detailed rundown of how they're going to put the two films together:

Suzy Beck, our talented producer and long time friend of Sam's, has put together a budget, crew list, and detailed schedule for a 7-day zombie shoot in Providence, RI. Bobby Carnevale has agreed to direct and coordinate everything zombie related.

Tim Forster has signed on to direct the documentary and edit everything. He will assemble his crew based on the zombie dates and locations, though the doc team will likely be filming long before and after the 7 day shoot.

Post production will probably happen in NYC, as many of us live / work here. So yes, we're pretty sure we know what we need to do.

Suchmann said that if this movie gets funded they have plans for a sequel. He said it involves a war between vampire/zombie hybrids called zombpires. "They burp in people's faces and never say excuse me," he said.

Their project is already getting a ton of attention. Kickstarter named it a Project Of The Day.

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Also, fellow filmmaking duo The Farrelly Brothers are big fans of the guys' project.

Now this is something that deserves to go viral--I'm getting behind Sam and Mattie! P http://t.co/deFxNbWGOm

Farrelly Brothers@farrellybrosFollow

Now this is something that deserves to go viral--I'm getting behind Sam and Mattie! P http://t.co/deFxNbWGOm

3:36 PM - 23 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

.@timfo @samandmattie If Sam and Mattie just be themselves, they're gonna kill. And absolutely NO casting couch. http://t.co/YU5Q4KUUpE

Farrelly Brothers@farrellybrosFollow

.@timfo @samandmattie If Sam and Mattie just be themselves, they're gonna kill. And absolutely NO casting couch. http://t.co/YU5Q4KUUpE

4:53 PM - 31 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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