Microbudget zombie thriller THE BATTERY wins Imagine Film Festival’s Silver Scream award

Screen Invasion’s love for 2012 Telluride Horror Show standout The Battery, a terrific buddy picture by way of zombie apocalypse created by director and star Jeremy Gardner, co-star Adam Cronheim, and director of photography Christian Stella, has been well documented. Although it has been over six months since the curtains were drawn on the film’s world premiere in Telluride, the little zombie movie that could keeps racking up film festival appearances. Now the fine lads and ladies of The Battery can add prestigious film awards to their growing resumés.

News comes to the states that The Battery has won the coveted Silver Scream award at the 29th annual Imagine Film Festival in Amsterdam. One of the festival’s most sought-after honors, the Silver Scream award is determined by collating audience votes to determine an average score. The Battery edged out Spanish fantasy Ghost Graduation for the distinction. Other notable competitors were Warm Bodies (4th), Evil Dead (6th), John Dies at the End (16th), Maniac (25th), and 2012 Fantastic Fest selections American Mary (29th) and The King of Pigs (37th).

The win puts the cast and crew of The Battery in mighty fine company. Previous winners of the Silver Scream include The Silence of the Lambs, From Dusk ‘Til Dawn, Dark City, Galaxy Quest, Spirited Away, Kung Fu Hustle, REC, Let the Right One In, and Mary & Max, to name a few. To add to the production’s fantastic April news, the Silver Scream victory comes on the heels of winning the Audience Award in the features category at France’s 7th annual genre film festival, the Mauvais Genre, just over two weeks ago.

“Ok ok, writer person (you may interject)! That’s all well and good, but when am I going to be able to taste all of this rural New England zombie awesomeness?” Patience, fellow zombie fan. The braaaaains behind The Battery are planning on unleashing the film at online film curator/distributor FilmBuff in June. Until then, the film’s first official trailer, embedded below, will have to satiate your cravings. Stay tuned.

Watch The Battery Trailer below:


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Gabriel Ruzin

Gabriel Ruzin

Gabriel is a genre film lover, giddy in the presence of beauty and awesomeness, cranky in the presence of artless junk. His first movie memory is watching Khan die in STAR TREK II as a 4-year-old (true story). Gabriel started his online writing 'career' a few years back on a WP blog before graduating to writing for a few bonafide movie sites, including serving as an editor for two. The Coen brothers, Terry Gilliam, and David Fincher are among his favorite directors. He co-hosted the Telluride Horror Show in 2011, 2012, and will host again in 2013. In the midst of writing a book on THE TWILIGHT ZONE for Applause Books. Film trivia whiz. Facial hair artiste.