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Disco Graveyard

2020   |   3 min   |   English

Don't be dead. The dead are dumb. Be weird.


Izzy Lee (narration)


Director, Writer, Producer

Izzy Lee


Steve Johanson

Editor, Title Card Designer, Poster Artist: 

Michael J. Epstein

Stock Footage, Stock Audio:

Videvo, Mitchp, Pond 5, iStockphoto, Public Domain

Score Composer:

Shayne Gryn


Executive Producers:

Josh Malerman

Paul Furio

Christopher D. Grace

Sarah Evans

Tom Deady

Gordon B. White

Special Thanks:

Boston Underground Film Festival

Chris Hallock

Team Weirdo (our biggest supporters / fan club)

Sophia Cacciola

Caroline R. Maria

G.D. Dearborn

Disco Graveyard Poster Izzy Lee
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"For me, this short was like watching a story about life and death and everything in-between. It speaks volumes to being yourself and not giving a fuck about what anyone thinks. Because if you’re not being yourself are you even really living? 'Don’t be dead. The dead are dumb. Be weird.'

The art, imagery, and music all blend together beautifully creating something magical and unique. It reminds me of a dream, a drug-fueled dream with bright colors, catchy music, and imagery of all kinds. Everything is a bit all over the place, but in the end, it all connects and has meaning and purpose.

I found DISCO GRAVEYARD to be refreshing and something that I didn’t know I needed. The world is shit right now but this is a nice reminder that we should always be our truest selves."

— Tori Danielle, Nightmarish Conjurings


World Premiere

Chattanooga Film Festival

Chattanooga, TN + Virtual

5/23 - 5/24/2020

Portland Horror Film Festival

Portland, OR + Virtual


Outer Dark Symposium



Snake Alley Festival of Film

Burlington, IA


Film block 4 (adults only)


Winchester, VA


Bizarroland Cinema block

Charlotte Film Festival

Charlotte, NC + Virtual

9/23 - 9/27/2020

NightStream from Boston Underground Film Festival

Cambridge, MA + Virtual

10/8 - 10/11/2020

Dunwich Horror block

Bonebat Comedy of Horrors Film Festival

Cambridge, MA + Virtual


Shorts block 1 

International Premiere


London, England + Virtual


Short film program 2 

Anomaly Film Festival

Rochester, NY + Virtual

11/12 - 11/15/2020

Played with Jumbo

Film Maudit 2.0

Santa Monica, CA + Virtual

1/12 - 1/24/2021


Provo, UT + Virtual


Fantastic Shorts block

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