The cast of 'Dead Weight' rehearse a scene with director John Pata.
For independent filmmakers, the film festival circuit is often the only chance they have to get their work seen.
The same can be said for Oshkosh filmmakers John Pata and Adam Bartlett. There was a lot of risk involved in creating their feature-length zombie film, "Dead Weight," among the 100 movies screening at this weekend's third annual Green Bay Film Festival.
"There was this alley in Neenah that I used to walk through to go get lunch right down in the Main Street area by a gyro place," Bartlett said. "I just texted (Pata) a photo one day and just said, 'We should fill this with blood and ...