Making a zombie movie. Z-1

11 Apr

As an early project, im going to be making a zombie movie, sort of a homage Edgar Wright/Simon Pegg and George A Romero. Stylized, i would like it to have the feel of Paranormal Acitivity and District 9, sort of a documentary look with no mention of zombies during the first half. i think that a 40ish minute movie would be good for now. maybe do a short film as a start and if anyone likes it, plan to do a feature length film. maybe a ZOMEDY.

For the first project, which i will refer to as “Z1”, the setting will be Creston B.C.

The plot:

 during a flu epidemic (H1N1….so we think), news reports cause mass panic as more and more people are becoming ill. they suggest staying inside and being closed off  from others, especially those who are sick. the idea comes up to leave for the family cabin in B.C., which has been deemed the safest place to go to avoid contact with the sick.

– the story would follow one family, more then likely my friends Rob and Georgina Walker, along with their daughter Ruby-Monroe and “uncle” Jon. other cast members would be needed for smaller roles, such as zombies or news anchors and radio voices. keeping the cast small will be much easier for organization and commitment, but having a large cast of zombies would help alot with realism. so i think we should try to settle for half way, get as many people to play zombies as possible.

so as the main characters leave for B.C., they dicide to stop off at a parents house first, just to check in if they’re okay. Georginas character would be secretly bitten during her time inside the house. at this point zombies will not have been brought up yet, so the bite will go unnoticed. as the 5-7 hour drive to the cabin continues, we start to notice a drastic change in Georgina’s appearance, changing to paler and with redness on spots and viens showing. Upon arrival, Georgina opts to stay in the garadge for the night, as to not get her family sick aswell. in the morning it is discovered that she had left during the night, and during inspection, clues to something horrible start turning up. there are bloody hand prints, piles of black bile and vomit, and bits of hair left behind. the day is spent looking for her and trying to contact neihbours who may have seen her or doctors offices or hospitals that took in any patients. her belongings are left behind and theres no sign of where she may have gone, however the family vehicle is gone too. now on foot, the rest of the group go down to the lake for lunch, assuming Georgina drove her self to the hospital during the night. at the lake, they discover the family truck, turned on, door open, blood all over stearing wheel. things have started to get tense as Rob begins to fear the worst as well as keep Ruby from seeing anything. they dicide that to keep Ruby calm, they should just continue their plans for lunch. during their lunch, noises are heard from what seems like all around them in the woods. disorienting pans and dutch angels – camera work changes from home video style to Hollywood Cinematics. Georgina bursts from the trees, blood covering her mouth and hands, screaming in a surreal violent pitch. she immediately goes for Ruby, snatching her up and taking off with her into the forest. Rob, uncertain of what to do, runs after them. now we are left with few characters, on the beach, with the realization that this is a zombie epidemic, not just flu. characters make their way back to the cabin and seal off doors and windows as best they can. weapons are found and made and “protective suits” are thrown together, work gloves, denim or leather jackets…ect. a plan to take the boat to a remote island is made, and gear and food is collected. during the trip to the dock, the remaing group run into zombies and by the time they get to the boat, its now just one character left…”uncle jon”. he gets onto to boat and fights zombies off, leaving the the dock just in time, as a hoard of zombies appear. Georgina and Ruby are amoung these zombies, Rob however, is still unseen since he took off after them. jon drives the boat towards a smaller deserted island, and as he gets ready to go to land, he goes down into the boat’s hull, where he finds “Rob’s Zombie” waiting for him.

the end.


3 Responses to “Making a zombie movie. Z-1”

  1. Dayne Ewen April 22, 2010 at 9:31 am #

    Watch Evil Dead, Red Snow and Braindead if you havent already.

    BTW awesome blog man.

  2. yycofee April 30, 2010 at 8:09 pm #

    Dude, I am so in. Lemme know if you need a staff photographer 😉

    • seraphimfilms May 1, 2010 at 7:39 am #

      rad, thanks man. you should try out director of photography

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