The Horror

In a post-apocalyptic future, many believe that knowledge is power, and power is strength. A mysterious figure discovers the secret behind controlling a man’s soul. With that knowledge, he seeks peace and order -- but at what cost? People struggle for survival amidst the chaos that erupts, and only one man can stop it.

Stellar Team

A goup of artists, visionaries, and professionals whose passion and values radiate from their work eithic and results. Driven not by ego, but by a shared vision.

The Z-End team has a powerful dynamic. Co-directors Ali and Jason are both very different. Ali is trusting and patient while Jason is skeptical and direct. Businesswomen Jenn and Lena are clear, concise, and brief while Ash errs on the side of verbosity. Despite our differences, all of us are intensely passionate, creative, and resourceful. The juxtaposition of our artistic paradigms results in well-developed perspectives. We’ve created a safe environment where clear, open lines of communication are a valued necessity.

Collective Effort

More than a single peice of art, but a way of being creative together. The word 'solidarity' encompasses the spirit of our project. We are community-funded, locally resourced, and passionate.

"I have had the pleasure to work with Ali several times in the last couple years and jumped to be a part. I love music, film, literature, photography and art. Only a fool would pass on an opportunity to be part of the union of all."
~ Tim Bryan, Starlings, TN


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Zombie, Unearthed

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The beginning of Z-End started with a music video for Da’Shade Moonbeam’s song “They Are Coming” off of his “Just Me…(EP)". While capturing Da’Shade’s “era of terror” aesthetic on camera, A.D. Hopson was inspired to write a short horror film. Her enthusiasm was infectious and creativity exploded from every direction. This creative pandemic spawned the terrifyingly beautiful monster that is Z-End. Production came to a screeching halt as Ali pieced together her perfect crew.

The first teaser was shot in July 2013 as a fundraising effort. Although the film was conceptually developed, it had no chance of surviving sans resources, despite the plethora of culturally and artistically diverse participants. Thankfully, UpRise! Productions breathed life back into Z-End by awarding us funding through the City of Austin Cultural Division and the Texas Commission on the Arts grant at the end of 2013.




This project is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and in part by the City of Austin Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future.  Visit Austin at