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Day Zero casts Shawn Stevens as lead actor in Season 3!

Posted by Cal Nguyen on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, In : Season 3 

Fantastic news -- We're happy to announce that the 1980s teen heartthrob actor Shawn Stevens ("Days of Our Lives", "The Facts of Life", "Buck Rogers", Love EverlastingThe Cokeville Miracle, etc.) has, at this time, agreed to play a lead role for season 3 of Day Zero the Series which should be filming sometime later this year! Congrats to Shawn and thank you for accepting our invitation to play, it's such an honor, sir :)

FANS -- go check out Shawn's Instagram page @officialshawnstevens for u...

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Day Zero DVDs now available on Amazon!

Posted by Cal Nguyen on Saturday, January 7, 2017,
In addition to our own store at, the DVD sets for seasons 1 and 2 are now available on! See below for more info:

Volume 1:

Volume 2:

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New air times on Tuff TV!

Posted by Cal Nguyen on Thursday, April 7, 2016,
We've been moved from the late-nighter slot of 230am EST/PST Fridays on Tuff TV, to 9pm EST! However it's currently airing Saturday and Sundays at 8pm EST (check your local listings) or go to to stream it live!

This is great news for those who want to watch the show live, over-the-air :) Looking forward to the HD versions as well on the network, coming soon starting with test market areas (stay tuned for more info)! We are also the only drama series at the time of this writing for t...
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Day Zero enters Telly Awards!

Posted by Cal Nguyen on Thursday, April 18, 2013, In : Season 1 
We've been accepted into this year's 34th Annual Telly Awards for Day Zero's Episode 1x8: "Metamorphosis"! Wish us luck in getting a good trophy :)
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Day Zero now in HD on!

Posted by Cal Nguyen on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, In : Season 1 
We've been upgraded to High Definition (just click the HD button) on our blip site! If you have issues (like buffering), please don't hesitate to get your fix at as usual...

In any case, check it out :)
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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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Day Zero takes 5 Official Finalist Nominations at 2013 Filmed in Utah Awards!

Posted by Cal Nguyen on Monday, February 18, 2013, In : Season 1 
Nominated for:

Best Web Series
Best Cinematography
Best Sound Mix
Best Actress (Deven Skye)
Best Supporting Actress (Mylie Harper)

See press release page for more info!
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Day Zero showrunner Cal Nguyen interviewed by Web Series Network!

Posted by Cal Nguyen on Sunday, February 10, 2013,
Actor/filmmaker Cal Nguyen ("Jim Lecter") is interviewed by Web Series Network's Rich Mbariket on how to best utilize Facebook social media marketing of a web series :)
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Day Zero surpasses 20,000+ LIKES on Facebook!

Posted by Cal Nguyen on Sunday, February 10, 2013,
Thanks to you adoring new fans, we now have over 20,000 likes on our Facebook page! :)  This in light of the support campaign we put on to raise awareness of Tinnitus and its effects during the British Tinnitus Association's Tinnitus Awareness Week 2013! Episodes 3 and 4 convey the struggles of a deaf person and we pushed those two episodes for that reason. Thank you all again!
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Posted by Cal Nguyen on Thursday, November 29, 2012,
Please vote for our show to win nomination into the 2nd annual Filmed in Utah awards show! We are in several categories, so you can skip the rest and hit the SUBMIT button and it will accept it. Thank you! :)

UPDATE: Public voting is over. Thanks everyone who voted for Day Zero, we really appreciate it :)  Let's hope for multiple wins in multiple categories!!

  •   - CLICK HERE! 

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Day Zero interviews on Filmed in Utah!

Posted by Cal Nguyen on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, In : Season 1 

Show creator Cal Nguyen (aka "Jim Lecter"), actresses Deven Skye Baldwin ("Rachael Shore") and Kabrina Miller ("Erica Jordan") are interviewed by Warren Workman's Filmed in Utah in his latest episode! Hope you all find it enlightening as we did answering questions by the host :)

As you know, we currently have 12 nominations in the Filmed in Utah awards festival in February, 2013!

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Major updates!

Posted by Cal Nguyen on Friday, September 21, 2012,
- Our latest production video how-to has been featured on Rich Mbariket's webseriesnetwork!  Click here for the direct link:

- We've submitted into the 2013 Filmed in Utah 2nd annual award festival in the following categories so far:

Best Web Series - Ep.5, Ep.7
Best Actor - Ep. 6 (Cal Nguyen)
Best Supporting Actor - Ep.6 (Derek Lawson)
Best Actress -
Best Supporting Actress - Ep.6 (Mylie Harper)
Best Cinematography -...
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Executive Producer/Director Cal Nguyen speaks to the public live this Sunday, July 15 at 2pm - 2:30pm MST

Posted by Cal Nguyen on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, In : Season 1 
Please visit the following link to listen to Cal Nguyen talk about Day Zero and what's in store on the Johnson Brothers' Arts Talk internet radio show! :)  It'll be archived moments after the call has ended in case you miss the live recording:
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Day Zero becomes Official Finalist at Las Vegas Film Festival!

Posted by Cal Nguyen on Saturday, June 16, 2012, In : Pilot 
Day Zero Season 1 Episode 1, "Lethal" (pilot) has won the Official Finalist award in the Television Pilots category on July 19, 2012 from the Las Vegas Film Festival in Las Vegas, NV!

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Episode 2 listed on IMDB

Posted by Cal Nguyen on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, In : Season 1 
Was able to get episode 2 listed on imdb! So that now includes 2 more actors :) We'll try to get the other episodes listed even though we're not done filming obviously.
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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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