We Are Little Zombies – Debut Trailer and colouring book

We Are Little Zombies – Debut Trailer and colouring book


Chiptune playing teenage orphans. We Are Little Zombies appears to be, by all accounts, absolutely bat-shit crazy!

Since winning the Grand Jury prize for short film at the 2017 Sundance festival, director Makoto Nagahisa has been busy creating ‘We Are Little Zombies’. A crazy blend of tragedy, music, social commentary and comedy.

Four recently orphaned teenagers should be devastated by the loss of their families. Instead they are devoid of all emotion. With no family, aspirations or dreams the teens do the most logical thing. Grab a GameBoy, bass guitar, keyboard and drums. All the tools necessary to start a band and embark on world domination.



‘We Are Little Zombies’ is stylistic in a way that’s reminiscent of ‘Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World’ – Hyperactive and crazy. No date is confirmed, but a cinematic release is expected in 2020. ‘We Are Little Zombies’ is presented in Japanese language with English subtitles.

To help promote the film there is also a digital colouring book available. If digital colouring isn’t you thing you can print the pages and colour the old fashioned way. With spray paint… maybe not. It just seems fitting.

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About We Are Little Zombies |  When four young orphans – Hikari, Ikuko, Ishi, and Takemura -first meet, their parents’ bodies are being turned into dust, like fine Parmesan atop a plate of spaghetti Bolognese, and yet none of them can shed a tear. They are like zombies; devoid of all emotion. With no family, no future, no dreams, and no way to move forward, the young teens decide that the first level of this new existence involves salvaging a gaming console, an old electric bass, and a charred wok from their former homes—just enough to start a band-and then conquer the world. Tragedy, comedy, music, social criticism, and teenage angst are all subsumed in this eccentric cinematic tsunami.



Will Harrison

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