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All Singing, All Dancing, Zombie Roadkill

Easily the strangest and funniest PSA you will see this year, “Stop The Roadkill” finds Hornet director Peter Sluszka and his six puppeteers trapped in the wilds of Forrest Park, Queens for a three-night shoot on behalf of the Humane Society and German auto parts maker Bosch.

Peter Sluszka: “From the outset, the concept of dancing, singing, road kill zombies was inspiring. In addition to getting the acting just right, it seemed critical that we shoot on location in a natural environment to give the zombies’ plight urgency.

“Even though our characters were somewhat stylized, their textures and presence felt more authentic on a roadway in the woods than it ever would have on a fabricated set.”

Client: Bosch

Agency: Grey

Executive Creative Director: Ari Halper, Stephen Krauss

Creative Director: Marco Pupo, Joao Coutinho

Writer: Pieter Melief

Art Director: Andrew Barrett

Producer: Sophia Pellicoro

SVP Assoc. Director of Film Production: James Mcpherson

Production: Hornet Inc.

Director: Peter Sluszka

Executive Producer: Hana Shimizu

Head of Production: Greg Bedard

Producer: Marty Geren

Director of Photography: Zak Mulligan

Storyboard Artist: David Zung

Editor: Anita Chao

Designers: Sean Lattrell, Marco Furtado, Robert Macenzie, Natlie Labarre

Lead Compositor: Peter Fink

Compositors: John Harrison, Ted Wiggin, Noah Sterling, Xiao Xiao Tang, Hilary Barton, Anna Hieronymous

1st Assistand Director: Jim Muscarella

Line Producer: Joel Kretschman

Motion Control Operator: Anthony Jacques

Gaffer: Michael Yetter

Choreographer: Tricia Brouk

Production Coordinator: Ethan Christy

1st AC: Nathan Spengler

Key Grip: Justin Hullinger

Art Director: Timothy McDonald

Best Boy: Chris Clarke

Puppeteers: Steven Widerman, Billy Barkhurst, Tyler Bunch, Lara MacLean, Ronald Binion, Paul McGinnis

Motion Control Assistant: Julio Lopez

3rd Electric: Lori Dinsmore

2nd Grip: Balz Bielman

Lead Puppet Fabricator: Patrick Zung

Seamstress: Nora Rogers

Art Department: Zung Studios, Timothy McDonald, Peter Erickson

Intern: Anthony Galante, Danielle Edwards

Music Producer: David Steinberg

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