It started as a short film by Jerry Williams in 2004. When Eric Butts was hired to play a few roles and edit the short, he fell in love with it and they decided to turn it into a feature length movie.
In 2005, production began. over the next year and a half, production continued when ever it could. Practically no money was spent and most locations were in and around one house. The few others, were filmed with guerrilla tactics. Production finished in mid 2006.
Jerry Williams, Eric Butts and Pat Bowling then spent the next year and a half locked in Eric's basement completing post production. With high ambitions and limited equipment, they faces 100's of computer crashes before finally finishing the film in late 2007.
The movie premiered at The Kentucky Theater on November 3rd, 2007. It was Debbie Rochon's Birthday and she flew in for the event.
Afterwards, Eric and Jerry took the film to a few festivals and produced a small run of DVD-Rs that quickly sold out.
From there, the movie sat around with nothing happening and everyone moving on...
Jerry Williams has directed several films (Purvos, Misadventures in Space, Saucer Sex from beyond) and written several books about the paranormal UFO connection (Monsters of the UFO, Elvis in the UFO and other weirdness, Occult Secrets of the UFO).
Currently he is working on the fifth season of 'Astro Space Hero' a parody/homage to captain video era TV sci fi.
Eric Butts has spent his whole life working on music and movies. Self trained in just about every aspect, he can be a jack-of-all-trades, as evidenced by the end credits of Zeppo.
Since Zeppo, Eric has gone on to Executive Produce, Direct and Edit the entire first season of the web drama "Girl/Girl Scene".
In 2012, he released his first official album "What I Know Right Now" and is currently hard at work on his next album.
He is also currently in charge of development on the new secret Zeppo project as well as developing other films he'll be making in the near future!
To keep up with his work, check out www.EricButts.com
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About Zeppo The Movie
About Jerry Williams
About Eric Butts
About the DVD