Zero Budget Heroes: The Legend of Chris Seaver & Low Budget Pictures


1H 45MIN

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Cheap. Vile. Hilarious. The littlest film company you never knew.
Set against the filming of their latest effort, "Zero Budget Heroes" explores the life and times of Low Budget Pictures, an independent film group located out of western New York. With over 50 feature length "crapsterpieces" under their belt, this documentary uncovers the secrets of how this group actually works - much less exists. In the early 1990s, armed with nothing but a VHS camcorder and unabashed love for genre films, Chris Seaver has created and cultivated a dedicated fan following around the globe with such “crapsterpieces” as “Mulva: Zombie Ass Kicker”, “Wet Heat”, “Filthy McNasty”, among many others. The scripts are zany, the dialogue is grotesque, the cast are not professional actors. But year after year, members of this ensemble keep coming back to do it all over again. With over 30 interviews with former and present members of the Low Budget Pictures family, including legendary B-movie actor Debbie Rochon (Tromeo & Juliet), Hollywood screenwriter Trent Haaga (68 Kill), and Tempe Entertainment founder J.R. Bookwalter (The Dead Next Door), ‘Zero Budget Heroes’ chronicles the life of this film group: birth, death and rebirth as “Warlock Home Video” in 2011. From the lows of “TeenApe Vs The Monster Nazi Apocalypse” to the even lower lows of “Taintlight”, "Zero Budget Heroes" shines a little light on these unsung heroes to show us exactly how to (or how not to) make a movie.


Directed by Zach Olivares

Written by Zach Olivares

Production Company Zodoc Films

Produced by Zach Olivares
Steve Marler

Cast Chris Seaver
Debbie Rochon
Trent Haaga
Meredith Host
Josh Suire
Billy Garberina
Casey Bowker
Jason McCall