Dead Man Working Movie
Set in the near future, Dead Man Working is an award-winning docu-fiction about the recently deceased mysteriously rising from their graves and going back to work. An emerging group of the living dead have people down-right scared...of losing their jobs. These fresh (and sometimes not so fresh) corpses are not here to eat the living; they have retained their memory of work and need to feed their hunger.

With the recent economic crisis and other issues that dominate the news and popular zeitgeist, a new and inexpensive work force has evolved. From blue-collar and white-collar jobs, to film, music and fashion; no one is safe.  

Dead Man Working features expert interviews with American political commentator Noam Chomsky, Authors Steve Schlozman and Kim Paffenroth, American novelist and satirist Scott Kenemore, American Anthropologist Jeffrey Mantz and American economist and author M.C. Taillard.

Dead Man Working made its world premiere at the 3rd annual Queens World film festival and was an official selection at the 2013 New Jersey International Film Festival, The Philadelphia Independent Film Festival.  Dead Man Working then went on to win Best Editor and Best Screenplay at the 2013 annual Hoboken International Film Festival and Best Feature and the 2nd Annual Nyack Film Festival. 
 
About the Director
L.E. Salas is a visual artist and award-winning filmmaker who was born and raised in Northern New Jersey and has had the honor of working and learning from diverse, award-winning directors, producers and production companies. He has his Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a minor in Film Studies from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). While in College, L.E. directed, produced wrote and edited an extensive amount of video productions and short films.

His professional directorial debut, Far from the Island: A Cuban-American Documentary, garnered a critical acclaim from independent companies and distributors but mostly from the academe. Far from the Island was screened at universities such as Duke, UVA, Seton Hall, MISSOU and Yale. The documentary was an official selection at the Orlando International Film Festival in 2008, competing in the same category as the year's academy award-winning documentary. More recently Salas’ worked 1st. Assistant Director for Canadian Filmmaker Bruce Labruce’s L.A. Zombie ch premiered at the 2010 Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland and made its North American premiere at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.

As a producer Salas has also collaborated on two Cuban films with producer/director Alberto Gonzalez; Homo Erectus a short comedy and Havana Kidz 2, an acclaimed documentary about young Cuban musicians. Salas currently works as a production  
       manager at Digital Alley Media in the heart of New York City.