Your upcoming movie Zombie Chunks - in a few words, what is
Zombie Chunks the movie is based on some stories from the novel
Dead Silent Publishing released last year. The book has a mix of authors
and some completely different zombie stories from the norm. Currently this
is available on Amazon both in Kindle and paperback versions.
Zombie Chunks is based on the anthology
of the same name - so what can you tell us about that one, and what drew
you to the book in the first place?
Productions decided they would start to do short films from the novel
stories to create a zombie anthology feature film called Zombie
Chunks. The book concept was designed by Silent Studios
authors were asked about adding short stories into this novel. This book
had so many applications that we are in process of doing a Zombie Chunks
Volume 2 so look out for that. I am creative director, so always looking
and new unique ways we can do things for indie horror.
In your filmmaking
career, you seem to return to the zombie genre a bit too often to be mere
coincidence - so what fascinates you about the genre, some of your genre
favourites, and what do you think will make Zombie Chunks stick out
of the genre crowd?
I love the horror genre and have
done a few zombie films in my time but also we have films like Torture,
which is due out in 2019, so a Hostel
vs Saw type movie. We do have a mix
of films in our portfolio so would say horror is the passion more than
Zombie Chunks is different as the stories from the book are
not the norm zombie stories. What do I mean? Well you will have to read the
book on Amazon to find out.
With Zombie Chunks being an
anthology film, what do you think are the advantages but also challenges
of making a movie like that?
Zombie Chunks comes with a lot
of challenges. The advantages are we can take our time to do each story to
make sure we get things just right. Also we will do choosing different
locations to do each story so we have a chance to film stories all over,
not just in the UK.
What can you tell us about
your movie's approach to horror, and what will you have to offer on the
gore side of things?
We are looking keep to the storyline
as much as possible, but we will be adding blood, gore, and jump scares to
make the stories stand out on the screen. We have some awesome sfx makeup
artists attached to this project so expect some awesome effects.
Anything you can tell us about your
key cast and crew, however tentative, yet?
As we are fundraising for this film, the cast and crew has not been set in stone yet.
Once the budget has been raised we will then choose which of the stories
are to be filmed and then look at the cast best suited for each story.
As far as I
know, you've already filmed one segment of Zombie Chunks, Just
an Empty Box - so what can you tell us about that one, what is it
about, and a few words about the shoot as such?
Yes we did
one of the stories Just an Empty Box to get things started and also
to have something to show on the IndieGoGo campaign, as it is important to
show this project is going to happen and give confidence to those people
that are supporting and backing this project.
Just an Empty Box
currently raising funds for Zombie Chunks - so do talk about your
campaign for a bit!
Currently the project is on
IndieGoGo and we have offered some nice perks with the project from a copy
of the novel, days on set, featured extra role in a film up to being an
executive producer. We feel these are things that horror fans would love to
experience. We hope as many horror fans and indie filmmakers get behind
our campaign and help make this happen.
Campaign link: www.indiegogo.com/
We would love people from all over the world backing this campaign
as we do intend to film some of the stories abroad not just all in the UK
so there is opportunity for a wider audience to get involved.
Once the budget's in place, what's
the schedule? And any idea when and where the film might be released onto
the general public yet?
We intend to get this film
completed in 2019 and out to the film festivals and some special horror
conventions. Eventually it will end up on VOD, DVD and Blu-ray so everyone
that gets involved will be able to see the whole thing at some point in
Any future projects beyond Zombie
We have a lot of projects planned beyond
Zombie Chunks, but they are under wraps I'm afraid. However that said we
do have two features in post-production coming out in 2019 (Torture and
Acid Pit Stop), plus we have nearly finished filming on our new project
Zombie Wars. Plenty to come and if anyone wishes to get involved then
please get in contact direct on firstname.lastname@example.org
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
Your/your movie's website, Facebook,
IndieGoGo, whatever else?
IndieGoGo campaign Zombie
Silent Studios website link
Silent Studios YouTube channel link:
Silent Studios Twitter link:
Anything else you're dying to
mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
things we should mention is we are about to release my third novel called
Blood Harvest, so look out for that. We are also scripting another feature
film called Mannequin, so more information will be made available on that
soon as well.