Friday, August 28, 2015

In this Case, a NewsHour Reporter Gladly Becomes Part of the Story

In November, the PBS NewsHour’s Mike Melia reported on Sam Suchmann and Mattie Zufelt, two teenage filmmakers who raised more than $68,000 in wildly successful Kickstarter campaign to make a zombie movie. This summer, Melia was asked to be a zombie extra.

It’s rare to witness someone’s dreams come true, even if they are the stuff of nightmares.

I first spoke with Sam Suchmann and Mattie Zufelt on the phone back in October. I had seen their Kickstarter video the day before and knew they were onto something. A week later, I arrived at Sam’s house in Providence with a local Rhode Island camera crew. It was their first TV interview.

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