Director(s): Shinichiro Ueda
The biggest surprise of 2018! A one-in-a-million success!
A “workshop” film project with non-professional actors and a budget of just $27,000 has grossed $30 MILLION domestically despite opening on just 2 screens and with an advertising budget of $0!
100% on Rotten Tomatoes
Fantastic Fest – Winner – Audience Award / Best Director
Fantaspoa Film Festival – Winner – Best Film
Bifan Fantastic Festival – Winner – EFFF Best Film
Vevey International Funny Film Festival – Winner – Grand Prix
Fantasia Film Festival – Runner Up Audience Award / Special Mention – Debut Film
Motel X Lisbon – Winner – Audience Award
Singapore Film Festival – Winner – Audience Award
San Sebastian Horror Film Festival – Winner – Audience Award
Camera Japan – Winner – Audience Award
Abertoir Film Festival – Winner – Audience Award
Tohorror Fest – Winner – Audience Award
Leeds Film Festival – Winner – Audience Award (Fanomenon Section)
San Diego Pacific Arts Film Festival – Winner – Audience Award
Reel Asian Film Festival – Winner – Audience Award
Panic Film Festival – Winner – Audience Award
Yubari Fantastic Film Festival – Winner – Audience Award
Asian Pop-up Cinema – Winner – Audience Award
Udine Far East Film Festival – Winner – Silver Mulberry Audience Award
New York Asian Film Festival – Runner Up Audience Award
La Roche-sur-yon Festival – Special Mention Award
LA Japan Film Festival – Winner – Best Film
Kinotayo Film Festival – Winner – Best Film
Morbido Film Festival – Winner – Press Award
Fancine Film Festival – Winner – Cencerro Award
ONE CUT OF THE DEAD opens in a run-down, abandoned warehouse where a film crew are making a zombie film…
Yet, this is no ordinary warehouse. It’s been said that it’s the site of where military experiments took place…
Out of nowhere, real zombies arrive and terrorize the crew!
This may sound like a the plot of a clichéd zombie film, but One Cut of the Dead is something completely different! Starting off with a non-stop one-take 37 minute shot, the film then completely switches direction and turns the zombie genre completely upside down into a charming, audience-friendly comedy!
Young director Shinichiro Ueda and his cast of non-professionals have
created something fresh and entertaining which has become both a massive hit
not just in Japan, but across the world!
“Shinichiro Ueda’s marvelously inventive horror-comedy breathes new life into the zombie genre.” – Variety
“Not only the best zombie comedy in years, but it’s also the best movie about indie film-making in decades.” FilmSchoolRejects
“The Best Zombie Comedy Since ‘Shaun of the Dead” Indiewire
“I’ve never seen anything quite like ONE CUT OF THE DEAD. A sublime, almost religious, experience that reminds me why I love movies.” – ScreenAnarchy