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I'm Dreaming of a White Doomsday

From Writer/Director Mike Lombardo (The Stall, Long Pig) and Executive Producer Brian Keene (Horror Grandmaster Award winning author of The Rising, City of the Dead, and Ghoul) comes the disturbing tale of Kelly and her son Riley, weathering the end times in a bomb shelter amongst the ruin that was once the world. With Christmas eve approaching, and supplies and hope steadily declining, Kelly must make a horrifying decision that will cause her to find out just how far she would go for her child and what lurks outside the safety of their underground home.

  • Mike Lombardo
    Long Pig, The Stall
  • Mike Lombardo
    Long Pig, The Stall
  • Brian Keene
    The Naughty List, Fast Zombies Suck
  • Mike Lombardo
    Long Pig, The Stall
  • Damian Maffei
    Key Cast
    The Strangers: Prey at Night, Joe R. Lansdale's Christmas With The Dead, Closed For The Season
  • Hope Bikle
    Key Cast
  • Reeve Blazi
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Horror
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 11 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 9, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Cannon 60D
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Nightmares Film Festival
    Columbus, Ohio
    United States
    October 20, 2017
    World Premiere
    Winner: Best Actress-Feature: Hope Bikle, Nominated: Best Midnight Feature
  • Lancaster International Film Festival
    Lancaster, PA
    United States
    November 10, 2017
    PA premiere
  • Days of the Dead Atlanta
    Atlanta, Georgia
    United States
    February 2, 2018
  • New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival
    United States
    March 4, 2018
    Winner: Best Picture, Winner: Best FX, Nominated: Best Actress
  • Crimson Screen Film Festival
    North Charleston, South Carolina
    United States
    May 26, 2018
    Winner: Best Feature, Winner: Best Actress- Feature (Hope Bikle)
  • GenreBlast Film Festival
    Winchester, VA
    United States
    September 1, 2018
    Winner: Best Feature, Nominated: Best Actress, Nominated: Best FX
Director Biography - Mike Lombardo

Mike Lombardo is an independent filmmaker who runs Reel Splatter Productions, a PA film troupe who specialize in horror/comedy. He is an fx artist, and the director of over 14 short films. Several of his short stories and a handful of non-fiction pieces have seen publication, and he is a regular co-host on the weekly podcast, The Horrorshow with Brian Keene. White Doomsday is his first feature and also marks his departure from comedy into much darker and dramatic territory.

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Director Statement

I wrote White Doomsday while my mother was in the ICU with Stage 4 Kidney Failure. She spent 9 months in the hospital with her condition teetering dangerously on critical. To stay sane I wrote a story about watching someone you love slowly fading away and being powerless to stop it, to only be able to try to stay strong for them and not let on how dire the situation had become. I'm Dreaming of a White Doomsday is that story. I based a lot of the character and story details on my mother and my own experiences growing up during some very dark times. I wanted to explore the slow death of innocence and the magic of childhood that the real world slowly erodes the older you get. The gray areas in life where you find yourself doing something that you would have once thought horrible but under the circumstances start to see as the right choice. I chose Santa as the ultimate symbol of that lost magic, slowly decaying as the world destroyed what innocence was left.