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An art professor’s fourteen-minute movie about the undead has been featured at several film festivals nationally and internationally this year.

In Café, Norman Magden uses a theater troupe and a real dance club in Chicago to create his environment where zombies and vampires walk the streets.

The film has been accepted in seventeen film festivals, including the New Filmmakers Festival in Hollywood; the Los Angeles Reel Film Festival; the Los Angeles International Film Festival; the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood; the Kansas City Film Festival; the International Vampire Film Festival in New Orleans; the Indie Can Festival in Toronto; the Festivus Film Festival in Denver; and the Byron Bay Film Festival in Australia. It also was selected for screening in the fourth Corona Fastnet International Short Film Festival, which took place in Schull, West Cork, Ireland.

Magden has received many awards for Café, which he released in 2009. At the La Jolla, California, Best Short Films Festival, Café received a Merit Award and as a result, his film was included in a DVD compilation for national distribution.

View some of Magden’s works on vimeo.com.