Day Zero: The Series

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Sad News

Posted by Cal Nguyen on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, In : Season 2 
We are heartbroken to announce the passing of one of the Day Zero the Series family... Monty Morris, who played "SGT. Farber" in episodes 2x6 through 2x8, also contributed in helping us on the set of 2x4: "Sacrificial Lamb" behind the scenes. He was a friend and fellow real-life Air Force Veteran with Day Zero creator Cal Nguyen. The first time they met was at Van Loi Vietnamese restaurant (the one used in episode 1x6: "Dementia"), where he had heard about the show after running into Cal, who...

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Day Zero picks up 3rd back-to-back award at Indie Gathering Film Festival!

Posted by Cal Nguyen on Saturday, July 12, 2014, In : Season 2 
Day Zero Episode 2x1: "Requiem"is being screened at the 19th Indie Gathering Film Fest in Hudson, OH at 6:05pm Saturday in Screening Room B. Stay for the award ceremony that Sunday where we will be picking up our 1st place award in the web episode competition, part of back-to-back wins 3 years in a row (for 2 different episodes before) from this festival! :) Here's more info:

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Day Zero picks up 5 nominations in 3rd annual Filmed in Utah Awards!

Posted by Cal Nguyen on Saturday, February 1, 2014, In : Season 2 
UPDATE: We won for Best Cinematography!!

Congrats to all who worked on our season 2 premiere, "Requiem"!! We've been nominated as finalists in the following categories for best in a series in the 3rd annual Filmed in Utah awards show that will take place on March 29, 2014:

Best Director: Denver James Harward- Director / Cinematographer
Best Cinematographer: Denver James Harward
Best Editor: Cal L Nguyen
Best Series: Cal Nguyen for Day Zero - "Requiem"
Best Set Photography: Emily Ann Roth
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Day Zero Season 2 Worldwide Premiere released!!!

Posted by Cal Nguyen on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, In : Season 2 

After a grueling 7 months of anticipation from last season, we can finally treat you to the season 2 opener, "Requiem"! This action-packed episode with its custom, original score, will take you to the world of Day Zero (we hope!). Check it out and tell us what you think :)  We may be coming to television soon. Check out the link below or go to our videos section to watch right now in HD!

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Day Zero "Requiem" poster released!

Posted by Cal Nguyen on Friday, July 12, 2013, In : Season 2 

We've released the poster for the season premiere episode!

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Day Zero full trailer for season opener "Requiem" released!

Posted by Cal Nguyen on Thursday, July 4, 2013, In : Season 2 
See videos section for the link or go here:

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Day Zero interview on KJZZ!

Posted by Cal Nguyen on Monday, June 24, 2013, In : Season 2 
Day Zero show creator Cal Nguyen's interview with Warren Workman's Filmed in Utah appears on local Utah TV station KJZZ channel 14! Here are some cell phone captures :)

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Day Zero Season 2 Premiere Teaser Trailer Released!

Posted by Cal Nguyen on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, In : Season 2 
We have wrapped principal photography and are now in post-production! But here's a taste of what's to come... the teaser for "Requiem", our season opener, is now available!

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Day Zero Season 2 "Requiem" Cast complete!

Posted by Cal Nguyen on Thursday, May 2, 2013, In : Season 2 
We're finally able to announce the newest members of the cast: Bill Gillane as "Ben Lott", Colin McDermott as "Tiras Abel", Flo Donelli as "Diana Cantaray" and Morgan Mabey as "Namaah Cain"! Congrats to them all :) Filming will begin May 18, 2013! Stay tuned for more info right here.
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Local guest Director found!

Posted by Cal Nguyen on Thursday, April 11, 2013, In : Season 2 
Prolific and saavy Utah filmmaker Denver James Harward has agreed to guest direct Day Zero's season 2 opener, "Requiem"! We will be begin pre-production very soon. :)  Cast has been informed to see if all or most are coming back for the new season.

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Day Zero Season 2 Opener rough draft script complete!

Posted by Cal Nguyen on Sunday, March 24, 2013, In : Season 2 

I've completed writing a 23 page script for the season premiere of Day Zero, called "Requiem". Hope to be able to film and fund it soon, as well as trying to get a name actor for it hopefully in a guest or recurring spot. :)


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Cal Nguyen has been acting since 1998, performing in commercials, infomercials, print modeling and Hollywood studio films such as "Bedazzled", starring Brendan Fraser and Elizabeth Hurley, "Just One Night" with Timothy Hutton, "Unaccompanied Minors" with Lewis Black and Wilmer Valderrama, and even television shows like "Nash Bridges", starring Don Johnson and Cheech Marin. He is recently hot off the 48 Hour Film Project "Voice", serving as the lead character "Steven Emory". Earlier, he was cast in a lead role as "Captain Le" in the short "Escape from Paper City", and then went on to film a supporting role as "Dr. Thomas" in "Pragmatic Repudiation". Known for being a prolific sound-alike (Bill Bixby in particular), he was selected to play the voice of "General Colin Powell" on the Loren Lambert feature, "Shades of Treason". Cal's breakthrough was when he booked a lead, co-star spot as "Jim Lecter" in the post-apocalyptic web TV series, "Day Zero", which, after buying the script rights last year, he became the creator of the show while continuing his role as Jim. The pilot episode earned him three filmmaker awards so far in 2012 alone, throughout the festival circuit. He has trained with some of the best coaches such as Richard Hatch of "Battlestar Galactica" fame, Glenn Morshower from "Transformers", Larry Silverberg (leading Meisner coach), casting director Jeff Johnson, and the prolific producer, director and actor, Lance Williams. Cal received other types of training and experience, being a distinguished Veteran of Gulf War II, and also serving in the Information Technology industry for over 16 years.


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