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On the last day of the SxSW Interactive festival a couple of young female zombies shuffled over to us. They’d been ‘turned’ that very morning and were h...

The site, LostZombies.com, is a zombie-themed social network built using the Ning platform. The site provides a video ‘brief’ (below) and a time-line for the infection and documentary. Contributors are asked to submit their own ‘proofs’ that Zombies exist – as well as “videos, photos, stories and recreations which we intend to compile into a community generated zombie documentary”. There’s also a grid that displays submitted ‘proofs’ that other users can then create media for.

Find more videos like this on Lost Zombies

The site won this year’s SXSW Community and People’s Choice Awards and demonstrates how easy it now is for anyone to use free software to create something niche that really works. We’ll have to wait and see how the film turns out but it’s a very cool idea and if you think about it the horde scenes from zombie movies have always been crowd-sourced.

Here’s the intro video:

Tim Malbon

Tim Malbon

Tim founded influential digital product design company Made by Many in 2007. He’s a leading voice in the emerging practice area of product design and innovation, customer experience and business strategy. He’s the Webby Awards UK Ambassador and a member of the IADAS, and was recently named by Creative Review as one of the 50 Creative Leaders "driving change, not just within their organisation but in the world at large."