Island Zero was made in a unique, small town way. We shot in our neighbors' houses, borrowed friends' buoys and nearly two hundred members of the community showed up to our final day of shooting to watch us burn down a house. It was, and will always be, a great gift to have been able to make this movie in our home town.
Our core production value was staffing and casting as many Maine folks as possible and contributing responsibly to our community. We believe we succeeded and continue to look for ways to do so.
Written by Tess Gerritsen (Rizzoli & Isles), Island Zero follows in the tradition of classic monster films such as Them and The Thing - movies that inspired her when she watched them as a child. We believe horror movies should be thrilling and fun and that is the spirit with which Island Zero was made.
Donkey Universe Films
Island Zero marks the first feature from Donkey Universe Films. Next year we will begin production on a documentary feature.