Johnny Depp, Laura Dern, and Other Celebrities Star in Teenage Cancer Patient's Zombie Film

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Johnny Depp, Laura Dern, and Other Celebrities Star in Teenage Cancer Patient's Zombie Film

Johnny Depp</a>, Laura Dern, J.K. Simmons, Richard Chamberlain, David Lynch, and Penelope Ann Miller helped make one seriously ill film fan’s dream come true. Anthony Conti is a 16-year-old boy who suffers from Stage 4 adrenal cortical cancer who dreamed of making a Hollywood film.” data-reactid=”25″>Johnny Depp, Laura Dern, J.K. Simmons, Richard Chamberlain, David Lynch, and Penelope Ann Miller helped make one seriously ill film fan’s dream come true. Anthony Conti is a 16-year-old boy who suffers from Stage 4 adrenal cortical cancer who dreamed of making a Hollywood film.

Goodluck Road Photography by Jenna Hagel/Courtesy of Make a Film Foundation

he Black Ghiandola</a></em>, which Conti co-wrote with Scott Kosar (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and additional writing by Wash Westmoreland (Still Alice). Conti also stars in the film, as a young man risking his life to save the girl he loves after his family has been killed by zombies in a post-apocalyptic world.” data-reactid=”37″>The actors, working with directors Sam Raimi (Spider-Man), Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight), and Ted Melfi (Hidden Figures), created the short film The Black Ghiandola, which Conti co-wrote with Scott Kosar (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and additional writing by Wash Westmoreland (Still Alice). Conti also stars in the film, as a young man risking his life to save the girl he loves after his family has been killed by zombies in a post-apocalyptic world.

The filmmakers and actors donated their time during the five-day shoot, which was made possible through the Make a Film Foundation. The Make a Film Foundation is a nonprofit launched in 2007 by Tamika Lamison that grants film wishes for children with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. Conti’s project is the fourth film to come out of Make a Film Foundation’s short-narrative program, which sees participants write and star in their own short films with notable names joining them in the creative process.

Goodluck Road Photography by Jenna Hagel/Courtesy of Make a Film Foundation

Not only did Conti see his Hollywood dream realized — a screening and reception was held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the film.

Goodluck Road Photography by Jenna Hagel/Courtesy of Make a Film Foundation

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Published at Mon, 01 May 2017 18:13:45 +0000