Sunday, June 8, 2014

Feature Film Natural Born Filmmaker Wraps Zombie Film-within-a-Film

Grunder-Oakley Productions has announced it has completed shooting on the first ‘movie-within-a-movie’ segment of “National Born Filmmaker,” at Polymedia Entertainment in Orange, CA. Described by director Steve Oakley, the segment is a bloody zombie revolt—at once “spectacularly frightening” and also tongue firmly planted in rotting cheek.

Described as a cautionary tale as well as a spoof, "Natural Born Filmmaker" reveals what happens when there’s a mix of naive producers, shady investors and carefully calculated contracts. And it does it all with a wry sense of self-awareness that hasn’t been captured since “The Bad and the Beautiful,” a movie blockbuster which also depicts a Hollywood dream that turns into a nightmare. Only "Natural Born Filmmaker" includes zombies and other horror tropes to echo the monstrous side of the business. To see an interview on set with Guil Claveria, please visit:

Actors featured in the zombie ‘movie-within-a-movie’ segment include horror favorites: Guil Claveria, Dawna Lee Heising and Diane Chambers, as well as Stan Goodrich, Eric Schindler, Bear Sanchez, Leah Cohen, and John Granillo who also did the spectacular special effects makeup. The executive producers were Melanie Grunder, writer anddirector Steve Oakley and Dawna Lee Heising; co-producers on the set included Diane Chambers and John Cox; the cameramen, production and lighting operators were John Cox and Gustave Whinnery; and Lori-An Ryan was the script supervisor.

“Natural Born Filmmaker” will premiere at the Action On Film Festival in August, 2014. The film is being produced through Grunder-Oakley Productions, which was founded by Oakley and Melanie Grunder to make “interesting Indie films.” The IMDB page for Natural Born Filmmaker is at: For more information on Grunder-Oakley Productions, go to: .

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