Archive for September, 2013

“Eighty-Six Thousand Four Hundred Seconds” Now Online

What do you do with your final twenty-four hours of life? One young man figures it out with the help of his friends in our short film, Eighty-Six Thousand Four Hundred Seconds, which is now viewable on YouTube and here at Zero Untitled!

An eight-minute version of the film was originally created as part of the Corpus Christi 7-Day Film Project, where it received nominations for Best Supporting Actor (Aaron Salinas), Best Supporting Actress (Megan Saenz), Best Ensemble Cast, First-Time Filmmaker, and won the award for Best Original Song (Caleb Bonitz).

Catch the movie on YouTube, or after the break by clicking “Read More.”

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This Week At ZU…

Plenty in store: First up is Textual Overture on Thursday night at the Kingsville Visitors Center on Corral Street.  For those unfamiliar, Textual Overture is an open-mic variety show of poetry, plays, live music, and other oddities.  This event FREE to the public.  The show begins at 7:00 on the 19th, so bring your work or instruments!

Keeping with the messy “ransom note” theme of previous Textual Overture flyers, here is the latest flyer:

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And also: For those who could not make it to Corpus Christi for the CC 7-Day Film Festival screening of “Eighty-Six Thousand Four Hundred Seconds“, you will get a chance to see the screening of the multi-nominated and award-winning film, now is your chance.  On Friday, September 20th at 8:00pm, the film will be screened at the Blue Room in Fore Hall along with a “Live Commentary” with the cast and crew.  Click “Read More” to see the latest trailer after the break.  Read more

ZU Education begins this week

Zero Untitled’s latest endeavor, an educational program, gets launched this week.  ZU Education is an 8-class series of workshops that assist in various aspects of theatre, film, writing, and editing.  Classes will be taught be local educators and ZU crew that have extensive experience in their respective fields. 

The workshops are designed to introduce both new and veteran actors to new exercises, techniques, and abilities to further strengthen the community within ZU.  Additionally, all workshops are absolutely free and will be held in various rooms in Sam Fore Hall at the TAMUK campus.

Here is the list of forthcoming workshops.

Sept 12 – “Acting 101 & Meisner Technique” with James Taylor Maupin IV, M.A. (UT Pan American), B.A. (TAMUK) @ 8:00 in the Blue Room.

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 (pictured Mr. Maupin)

Oct 10 – “Voice and Facial Expression” with Aaron Salinas (Best Supporting Actor Nominee, CC7D) and Luis Zaragosa.

Oct 25 – “Improvisational Basics” with Heraclio Gonzalez, Jr., B.A. (TAMUK), H.M. King HS Theatre teacher

Nov 20 – “Mime Basics” with Michael Verderber, M.A. (TAMUK), Lecturer at TAMUK

Dec 4 – “Poetic Writing” with Julio Martinez, B.A. (TAMUK)



mime class (pictured, Mr. Verderber’s Mime Class first held in the summer)


February – “Movement” with Katherine Orozco, B.A. (Best Actress Nominee, San Antonio Horrific Film Festival)

March – “Proper Presentation” with Nicholas Zaragosa

TBA – “Flyer Design and Production” with Anissa Medina, Photography for play anthologies

“Eighty-Six Thousand Four Hundred Seconds” rakes in nominations and a win

86400 sec cast

Zero Untitled had a successful run at the Corpus Christi 7-Day Film Festival at the Harbor Playhouse on Saturday, September 31.  At the award ceremony held at the House of Rock a few hours after the close of the screenings, ZU brought in several nominations and a win at the festival:

Caleb Bonitz – Best Original Song (WINNER)

Megan Saenz – Best Supporting Actress (nominee)

Aaron Salinas – Best Supporting Actor (nominee)

Heraclio Gonzalez, Jr – Best First-Time Leader Award (nominee)

Full Cast – Best Ensemble (nominee)


The Kingsville premiere of the extended version will be held soon, but for now you can watch the trailer on YouTube and hear an excerpt from the award-winning song. Read more to see the video right here!

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Zero Untitled Films/Productions is a theatrical group based in Kingsville, Texas, that produces unique experiences on stage, in film, and in other media. Zero Untitled’s goal is to let artists and audiences alike think outside the box.