Daniel Lee White

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Cost of the Living: A Zom Rom Com

October 2011
LTJFilms | New London, CT

My first feature film. It is a live-action feature film that is set in a world where the undead have risen and can be tamed to live peacefully with humans. People have been split between those who support undead rights and those who do not. Andrew and Emily, from either camp, meet and start to fall in love, while Brian just struggles to fit in. It is a social/political satire, a story of struggle and a romantic love story all wrapped into one.

A lot more people need to see this movie!” – Mail Order Zombie

…at times funny, frightening, touching or simply surreal.” – Motif Magazine

The opening minutes are incredible…” – Film Threat

Awards Won

2012 ZED Fest
Best Feature, Cost of the Living
2012 SENE Music & Arts Festival
Audience Award & Best Regional Feature, Cost of the Living
2012 Detroit Windsor International Film Festival
Best Comedy, Cost of the Living
2013 Olamot Con – The Israeli Annual Sci-Fi & Fantasy Convention
Official Selection, Cost of the Living
2012 Rhode Island Comic-Con
Official Selection, Cost of the Living
2012 Boston International Film Festival
Official Selection, Cost of the Living
2012 Late Night Horror Film Festival
Official Selection, Cost of the Living

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Kevin Killavey as Andrew Cutchner
Sarah Nicklin as Emily Clancy
Gio Castellano as Eric Meyers
Samantha Acampora as Jessica Cutchner
Cat Miller as Christen Cutchner
Erin M. Olson as Sally Dante
Ken Breese as Fred Palturn
Sarah McLean as Rebecca Wazecki
Brandon Luis Aponte as Paul Ryan
Mary Paolino as Martha Clancy
Wendy Olafson as Gwen
Mary C. Ferrara as Aunt Alice
Rich Tretheway as Father Dave
Christopher Ferreira as Nathan Kanelos
and Spencer Emanuel as Brian
Waking Elliot as Themselves
Mark Carter as Evil Free Range
John Ring as Micky
Jason Kulas as Dr. Ernheiser
André Boudreau as Zee
Matt d’Oliveira as Timmy
Daniel J. Wood as Adam
Alexander Lewis as Zombie Restaurant Waiter
Derek Chisholm as Tom
Rob Roy as Pete
Ruth Leroe as Julie
Siara Padilla as Angry Customer
Rob Doran as Angrier Customer
Mary Therese as Lead Singer
Allyson Brown as Pianist
Evan Forstrom as Lead Guitarist
Kevin Bieler as Bass Guitarist
Robert Jeffrey as Drummer
Timothy Carson as Zombie Club Waiter
Ryan Hanley as Dancing Man
Lisa McCusker as Dancing Woman
Kara Cancelliere as Club Patron
Kayte Kelwin as Cute Bar Zombie
Jacob Larimore as Zombie Photo Copier
Elizabeth Labrecque as Bad Employee #1
Andrea Fleury as Bad Employee #2
Aurora Grabill as Unfortunate Bar Zombie
Timothy W. Bonavita as Soldier
Kaitlyn Bouchard as Human Resources Presenter
Von Macabre as Grocery Free Range
Alice Valentine as Mrs. Potter
Terrence J. Cummings as Pot Head Outlier
Emily Hanson as Giggle Girl #1
Lauren Poisson as Giggle Girl #2
Nick Sergiacom as D-Bag #1
Ryan Neilan as D-Bag #2
Scott Topa as Wall Soldier
La’au Kent as Outlier
Emily Butler as Phoney Girl 14
Ellen P. Heleen as Phoney Girl’s Mom
Marina Clarke as Web Mocker #1
John Knight as Web Mocker #3
Cameron Morton as Web Mocker #2
Alexandra Cipolla as Wendy Winters
Steve Sweeney as Rick Temple
Rachel Nadeau as Samantha Summers
Danielle Mayer as Tara T for Teens
Ashley D. Saari as Fake Zombie #1
“Pistol” Pete Charron Jr. as Fake Zombie #2
Adam Kennedy as Real Zombie
Bernard Larrivee Jr. as Jeb
Brian Willard as Jeb’s Catch
Diana Maxfield as Allison
Edward C. Higgins as Stalker Zombie
Glenn Shea as Chef Ken Howland
Karim Aird as Heroic Marine
Ryan Soper as Marine #2
Cara Berman as Marine #3
Eric R. Eastman as Bob
Ky Hanson as Taylor
Amy W. Thompson as Old Lady Hanson
Dennis Hurley as Peter
Laura Putnam as Peter’s Wife
Sonya Joyner as Senator
Bruce Church as Church of the Bitten Pastor
Thomas Landry as Church of the Bitten Zombie
Madison Wholey as Church of the Bitten Little Girl
Lily Spencer as Church of the Bitten Mom
Jason McCormick as Lab Tech #1
Jessica Torres as Lab Tech #2
Paul Tourville as Z-Cored Zombie
Debra Gagnon as Zombie Grandma
Jacques Boudreau as Little Boy
Thomas Barganski as Cheap Zee Soldier
Stephen Mark Altieri Jr. as The Cannibal
Ky Hanson as The Cannibal’s Victim
Terrence J. Cummings as Dead Doc
Christopher Merolla as Medic
David Gibson as N.A. Ad Soldier #1
Sophia Gilberto as N.A. Ad Soldier #2
Meredith Imbimbo as N.A. Ad Soldier #3
Donna Gilberto as N.A. Ad Mother
Marin Smith as N.A. Ad Daughter
Z-Core Zombies – Christian Alvarado, Joshua Blasbalg, Brenda L. Blauvelt, Randy Blauvelt, Sheila Bliven, Lisa Nolan Boudreau, Eric Britton, Nicholas Carver, Donovan Davis, Erin Devlin, Heather Flynn, Kevin Hagan, Ellen P. Heleen, Corrine Jensen, Terry Mead, Jane Moran, K. Nicholson, Dave Pendergast, Matthew Roberts, Joel M. Ryan, Ken Schroeder, Michael Sherriff, Mark S. Spery, Brian Stone, Gregory Thibodeau & Brian Vanasse
Cheap Zee Zombies – Thomas Barganski, Cara Berman, Grant Briere, Stephanie Dailey, Nicole Dunn, Erik Hanson, Emily Hanson, Jake Sacken
Burgerrrrrs Patrons – Rai Carmody, Beth Craig, Marie Padilla, Sarah Quintiliani, Elizabeth Smith, Staz Dawson & Maggie Vanasse
Club Patrons – Cathy Case, Beth Craig, Patrick England, Victor M. Jose Flete, Jenkins Divo Macedo, Bonnie Shappell, Jaime Lynne Thorne & Ene Christobel Unobe
Fancy Restaurant Patron – Timothy W. Bonavita, Justin Larsen, Debra Odom, Ali Pezzullo, Frank Radzvilowicz, Alexa Silan
Free Range Zombies – Michael D. Amaral, Joni L. Bouley, Stephen Butler, Elias Red Cloud, Lorian DiNatale, Raymond DiTomasso, Clancy Emanuel, Jermaine English, Lura Hepler, Jacob Jordison, Khijiemh Miller, Robert C. LaBonte, Samuel Mobley, Adam Parr, Cecilia Ryan, Shashawna Santiago, Jessica Torres
Parishioners – Aysha Agulu, Manny Arriaza, Mick Baccari, Thomas Broadbent, Sean Carufel, Terry Cummings, Emily Dziobek, Nancy Ferrante, Jennifer Rae Grossman, Rebecca Lynne, Cynthia Killavey, James Killavey, Bella Koudriavtseva, Beatriz Lopez, Alexandria Wholey, Gabriella Wholey, Karen Wholey & Samantha Wholey
Townsfolk – Christian Alvarado, Tyler Andrews, Darcy Parker Bruce, Timothy W. Bonavita, Beth Craig, Adam Teper, Emily Dziobek, Marabeth Farmer, Scott Hayes, Corrine Jensen, Rebecca Lynne, Katy Malon, Ali Philbrick, Debra Odom, Maureen Thibodeau, Maggie Vanasse, Nicholas Vanasse, Randi White & Matt Woods
Zombie Maids – Stu Biagetti, Lura Hepler, Jamie Macek
Zombie Solicitors – Sean Carufel, “Pistol” Pete Charron Jr. Marina Clarke & Tara O’Brien

Director – Daniel Lee White
Writer – Daniel Lee White
Assistant Writers – Ted Marr & An Shaughnessy
Story – Michael Skeldon & Daniel Lee White
Producers – Ky Hanson, Kerri Kanelos & Daniel Lee White
Directors of Photography -Stephen Mark Altieri Jr., Richard Griffin & Daniel Lee White
Key Lighting Designer – Jacob Larimore
Gaffers – Scott Dube, Bill Hamell, Jacob Larimore
Grips – Matt Belfiore, Scott Dube, Bill Hamell, Jacob Larimore, Martin McNeill & Michael Reed
Sound & Boom – Thomas Barganski
Script Supervisors – Ky Hanson & Emily Dziobek
Production Designers – Jessica I. Pollison, Maggie Vanasse & Daniel Lee White
Stunt Driver – Thomas Barganski
Original Paintings – Tamara Diaz, Jonathan Hanna & Alexey Moore
Art Consultant – Jessica L Therrien
Swing Gang – Timothy Bonavita, Emily Dziobek & Maggie Vanasse
Lead Make-Up & Hair Design – Julie Ward
Make-Up Artists – Ky Hanson, Kevin Killavey & Julie Ward
Make-up Assistants – Cara Berman, Joni L. Bouley, Emily Hanson, Lauren Poisson
Hair Stylists – Timothy Bonavita, Ky Hanson, Julie Ward & Maggie Vanasse
Special FX Make-Up – Bryan Casey, Kevin Killavey & Daniel Lee White
Costume Assistant – Margaret Wolf
Key Production Assistant – Timothy Bonavita
Production Assistants – John Armitage, Kerri Baggesen, Joni L. Bouley, Rai Carmody, “Pistol” Pete Charron Jr., Marina Clarke, Beth Craig, Emily Dziobek, Emily Hanson, Meredith Imbimbo, Corrine Jensen, Curtis McNeill, Rachel A. Nadeau, Jill Poisson, Lauren Poisson, Renee Reardon, Ashley Saari, Elizabeth Smith, Brian Vanasse & Nicholas Vanasse
Office Production Assistants – Rai Carmody & Ashley Saari
Craft Services – Captain’s Pizza, Kerri Kanelos & Maggie Vanasse
Lead Editor – Emily Dziobek
Additional Editors – Stephen Mark Altieri Jr. & Daniel Lee White
CGI – John Dusek
Original Score – Spencer Emanuel
Musical Performances – Waking Elliot
Graphic Designers – Jessica I. Pollison, Janet Tremblay & Daniel Lee White
LTJ Logo Design – Sean Brennan
LTJ Logo Animation – Janet Tremblay

Special Thanks to:
Beacon Charter High School for the Arts
Captain’s Pizza
City of New London
Crown Pizza
Daylight Films
Debra Gagnon Photography
Deep River Snacks
El ‘N’ Gee Club
Garde Arts Center
Havehill Community Television
Flippity Flop Fun Ware
The New London Film Commission
The Oasis Pub
Rhode Island Costume
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
Rhode Island Film Office
Sada Salon
Scorpio Films Releasing
SouthEastern Connecticut Filmmakers LLC
Speed of Thought Players
The Spot on Thayer
Tri-Town Foods
Waking Elliot
Warwick Museum of Art
Woodchuck Cider
Writer’s Block Ink
Kerri Baggesen
Ken Breese
Erica Berek
Bill Bonavita
Timothy Bonavita
Sean Brennan
Max Brooks
Frank Budelman
Burns & Cotter Inc
Rachel Carmody
Peter Charron Jr.
The Clancy Family
Sandra Costa
Mary DeBerry
William DeCoff
Nicole Denton
Elizabeth DiTomasso
Ray DiTomasso
Gene Doucette
Emily Dykes
The Dykes Family
The Emanuel Family
Emily Emanuel
Marabeth Farmer
Mary C. Ferrara
Nancy Ferrara
Christopher L. Ferreira
Martin Finn
Cody Hamman
Ryan Hanley
Diane M. Hanson
Ray A. Hanson
The Hanson/Heleen Family
Corrine Jensen
Jimcin Recordings
Sonja Joyner
Diane Kanelos
Jim Kanelos
Kerri Kanelos
Molly Kaufhold
Lu’au Kent
Cynthia Killavey
James Killavey
Jenkins Macedo
John McKenna
Jason McKormick
Mike Messier
Sean Murray
The Nadeau Family
Tom & Shirley O’Neil
Marie Padilla
Siara Padilla
Mary Paolino
Adam Parr
Kyle Phillips
Vimala Phongsavanh
Jessica I. Pollison
The Putnam Family
Alim Ramji
William Raymond
Michael Reed
Kevin Regan
Giovany Rivera
Shirley Sanford
Ken Schroeder
Jeanne Sigel
Travis Simpkins
Lily Spencer
Nathan Suher
Nathan Sulinski
Stephen Thomas
The Torres Family
Paul Tourville
Randi White
The Vanasse Family
Crystal Vetter
Boyd Zapatka
& the kind citizens of Boston, MA and New London, CT!