Welcome to Zombillenium, an amusement park where every day is Halloween, being staffed by actual werewolves, vampires, witches, and zombies. When a nosy safety inspector unwillingly becomes a member of the undead workforce, he embarks on a mission to make the park a better place for humans and monsters alike. Ages 9+
Welcome to Zombillenium, the wildest, most terrifying theme park in France, owned and staffed entirely by werewolves, mummies, ghosts, and ghouls. But overworked inspector and single (human) father Hector Saxe wants to shut it down, pointing to the park's low safety standards and alleged immigrant workforce. Stopping by for an emergency inspection, Hector runs afoul of the park's CEO—the vampiric Francis Von Bloodt—and dies in the lava pits far below the park's surface. But death is just the beginning at Zombillenium; Hector wakes up to discover he is the park's newest employee, taking the shape of a red-skinned, horned demon. Barred from leaving the park so he can see his now-orphaned daughter and let her know everything is okay, he is forced to work the cotton candy stand and check in with intern Gretchen, a heavily tattooed, Nine Inch Nails shirt-wearing witch who rides her broom like a skateboard. (Her father? Why, Satan himself, and the president of the park.) Zombillenium, meanwhile, is in dire financial straits, and unless Von Bloodt can impress a gaggle of human investors in keeping the park open, each and every employee will be sent straight to Hell. With nothing left to lose, Hector whips the employees into shape in the hopes of making this the scariest park in history.
Parisian cartoonist Arthur de Pins began his career in animation and transitioned into illustration when he first learned of the Adobe Illustrator software, which is his favorite to this day. He finds comic book creation to be the best way to express his inner thoughts and his primary focus lies in sex, zombies, and sea creatures.
Alexis Ducord is a European storyboard artist, illustrator, and director. He is a practiced animator and was able to manipulate digital tools to collaborate and match artistic partner Arthur de Pins' hand drawn image for their latest feature, Zombillenium.
Sponsored by Full Tilt Ice Cream, North Seattle French School
- Original Language Title: Zombillenium
- Director: Arthur de Pins, Alexis Ducord
- Principal Cast: Emmanuel Curtil, Alain Choquet, Kelly Marot, Alexis Tomassian, Mathieu Monnaert
- Premiere Status: Seattle
- Country: France, Belgium
- Year: 2017
- Running Time: 80 minutes
- Producer: Henri Magalon, Léon Perahia
- Screenplay: Alexis Ducord, Arthur de Pins
- Editors: Benjamin Massoubre
- Music: Mathieu Monnaert, Eric Neveux
- Filmography: Debut Feature Film
- Language: French
- Format: DCP
- International Sales: Urban Distribution International