January 27, 2015, 7:00 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building lobby, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

ZdC and Anchor Bay Entertainment invite you and a guest to a special preview screening of

Zombie Killers: Elephant's Graveyard

Written and Directed by B. Harrison Smith
Produced by Brian Gallagher, Connie Roberts,
and B. Harrison Smith
Followed by a Q&A with B. Harrison Smith,
Billy Zane, and cast & crew
7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


Available for purchase on DVD and Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment starting Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015.

About Zombie Killers: Elephant's Graveyard

The rural community of Elwood is fenced off from the outside world in the wake of an apparent global plague. Humans die but keep moving & shamble the landscape looking to spread their infection in a grisly, horrific way. The community is guarded by a band of young people raised to be military combatants. Under the leadership of vet Seiler (Billy Zane), they are known by the community as “Zombie Killers.”

Ian Sommers tends to his dying mother Sharon (Dee Wallace) while having a semblance of normal life with girlfriend Nikki (Gabrielle Stone). The town is under the care of “Doc,” a fatalistic man who believes in keeping the residents of Elwood comfortable until the inevitable end comes for all of them.  Rory Gower and his young wife Toni (Mischa Barton) search for a reason behind the plague while Seiler and his young soldiers discover something far worse coming for Elwood—something that may target them or put them in the way of an “Elephant’s Graveyard” and Hell.

Provided courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment. Not rated. Running time: 104 minutes.

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About the Guests


B Harrison Smith's first film was the acclaimed thriller, The Fields starring Oscar winner Cloris Leachman. His follow up venture into horror was the Corey Feldman cult hit, 6 Degrees of Hell. Smith's directing debut was the slasher Camp Dread starring Oscar Nominee Eric Roberts, horror veteran Danielle Harris and cult horror favorite, Felissa Rose.

Anchor Bay releases his zombie action film Zombie Killers: Elephant's Graveyard on February third. The film stars Billy Zane, Dee Wallace, Mischa Barton and Felissa Rose. His reality show, Hang Men debuted successfully on Discovery in March 2014.

Smith joins Felissa Rose as Co-Heads of Carolco's Independent Genre Division. With a solid slate of films, they are coming out of the gate with Love Bites, an adaptation of the popular vampire novel by horror legend Adrienne Barbeau.

"I started making movies at ten years old with a Super 8mm silent film camera. I edited with scissors and tape and had my own comedy TV show on a local cable channel by 16. Film is the closest thing humans can come to making magic or achieving immortality. Filmmaking should never be cynical."

Smith and Rose plan to expand their division into original series programming and secure a solid pool of talent to their roster of quality commercial genre product.

JEFF TRAINER (Executive Producer)

Jeff Trainer is a successful entrepreneur from the Lehigh Valley, PA. He started his career in residential real-estate and quickly moved on to developing commercial properties, including shopping centers, Blockbuster Videos, and Rite Aids. Jeff started a trading card/collectible company with Mario Andretti in 1994. His love for collectibles led him to purchase the only known Titantic boarding pass in existence in 1999. Jeff went on to pioneer the first development in the Bethlehem Steel site after its closure in 2003 by building a $9 million hockey facility with the Philadelphia Flyers. Most recently, he and his partner Richard Welkowitz partnered with the Sands Casino, Live Nation, and Ticketmaster to bring the first independently-owned event center inside a $1 billion Sands casino, the #1 casino in the state of PA. Located in the Lehigh Valley, PA, the Sands Bethlehem Event Center was built in 2012, and within 7 months of opening, became one of the top ranking theater-sized venues in the world, according to industry publication. Jeff has always been passionate about films, which led him to trademarking his idea for Zombie Killers. The film was completed in 2014 and will be released by Anchor Bay in February 2015. As a visionary Jeff never stops dreaming and making his dreams a reality.

BILLY ZANE (Actor, "Seiler")

Bio coming soon.

DEE WALLACE STONE (Actor, "Sharon Sommers")

Dee is a true tour de force, working with every kind of co-star from Cujo to Lassie, as well as countless directors, producers and some of Hollywood's biggest names, including Peter Jackson, Wes Craven, Joe Dante, Stephen King, and Blake Edwards. She became an icon in the role that would define motherhood for a generation as Mary in Steven Spielberg's E.T.: The Extraterrestrial. Her 150 films range from some of the scariest to some of the funniest ever made, including Cujo, The Howling, 10, The Frighteners, and Critters.

She has starred in four television series and more than 400 commercials and is one of Hollywood's most sought-after TV guest stars. She has made appearances in Grey's Anatomy, Cold Case, Without a Trace, Ghost Whisperer, My Name is Earl, Criminal Minds, Saving Grace, Law & Order, and The Office. A beloved acting coach, she is also an internationally known healer, with two global radio shows and a series of healing seminars.

Now, with more than 200 credits to her acting career, on January 24th, Dee recently made her debut on NBC's GRIMM, as Monroe's mother, and joined the cast of ABC’s The Whispers (reuniting with her E.T. director, Spielberg) and in 2014, she proudly announced the release of two new e-books: "Wake Up Now! A Book of Universal Truths" and "Getting Stuff: Everything is Possible."

FELISSA ROSE (Actor, "Lia")

Felissa Rose grew up in NY. At 13 she portrayed the first female, teenaged, serial killer, Angela in "Sleepaway Camp." After graduating NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, she decided to work in theatre in NYC and soon after returned to film. "Return to Sleepaway Camp", "Satan's Playground", "Dead and Gone", and "Horror" are amongst the list. Felissa became a consultant with Fangoria TV and produced several shows about Scream Queens and how to make horror films. Having worked on over 60 horror films to date, she recently produced several including "No Solicitors" starring Eric Roberts and Kim Poirier. In 2014 Image entertainment released Camp Dread, starring Danielle Harris, Eric Roberts and Felissa. She recently worked on Zombie Killers alongside Billy Zane, Mischa Barton and Dee Wallace. Felissa just wrapped Blood Reservoir and has a slate of upcoming films. GeekNation is collaborating with her and Sean Whalen on a new TV project, Rewind. Along with producing partner, Harrison Smith, Felissa has recently been appointed the Head of the Independent Genre Division with Carolco Pictures and is in pre production with Adrienne Barbeau's best selling novel, Love Bites.

CHARLIE ANDERSON (Director of Photography)

Charlie Anderson is an award-winning cinematographer with ten feature-length films and countless music videos, commercials, and short films under his belt.

Anderson got his start as a DIT in New York and quickly became one of the most in-demand DITs in the industry, known for his eye for color and attention to detail. This led to work with acclaimed DPs such as Reed Morano, ASC and Nicholas Karakatsanis. While on their sets, Charlie learned different techniques and methods of shooting for a wide variety of scenarios. This is where he fine-tuned and developed his own unique, personal style.

Anderson’s work can be seen in Harrison Smith’s 6 Degrees of HellCamp Dread, and Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard. He shot the critically-acclaimed My Amityville Horror and has directed photography for Heaven Burns, Swooped, and You’ll Know My Name. He recently directed his first short film and travels internationally for Under Armour as one of their official cinematographers. Anderson is no stranger to the demanding schedule of both features and television. He has been named by Hollywood Film as a “DP to watch out for” and earns high praise from Oscar-nominated (and Spielberg’s right-hand-man) Dean Cundey. He works in tight conjunction with post houses Sixteen19 (New York) and Digital Cave Media (Baltimore). He has extensive experience with Alexa and Dragon cameras and utilizing drones for aerial cinematography.

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid USC ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $10.00 at USC Entrance Gate #4, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & Royal Street. We recommend Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu