This is a typical zombie film that has great dialogue, characters,
zombies, blood, gore, and body parts.
The synopsis is a university
student named Scott returns from a ladís camping trip only to be
attacked by zombies at a rural petrol station. He flees to a nearby
farmhouse and is taken in by the owner and other survivors who have also
found refuge there.
surrounded by flesheaters they are all trapped inside and forced to live
together until help arrives. Unfortunately, when conflicts emerge in the
house the situation deteriorates, and waiting indoors to be rescued is no
longer an option.
With The House That Zombies
Built being a zombie film, a genre that you seem to return to very
frequently, what makes you return to the genre ever so often? And what do
you think makes yours stick out of the vast crowd of
I love horror and especially zombie
films, and one of things I look forward to is creating NEW zombie
characters, and so in this one as an example we have toxic zombie, screecher
zombie and krokodil zombie to name a few. You will see a few easter eggs
in the film as well so watch out for those. We always try to make our
zombie films a bit different from the norm with Acid Pit
Stop, Zombie Wars
and now The House That Zombies Built.
Now how did the project fall
together to begin with?
Silent Studios Productions get a lot of emails about new scripts every
week and whether we wanted to get involved, and this one was one we were
interested in and in our eyes had a great story base.
What can you tell us about your
scriptwriter Niki Sheldrake, and what's your collaboration like?
Niki is a good friend of mine
and we have wanted to work on something together for a while, so this film
seemed like the right fit and of course we will be doing other films in
the future, so watch out for them.
good modern zombie film without plenty of blood and guts - so what does The House That Zombies Built
in store on that front?
of course have blood, guts and bloody parts, so be prepared to get lots of
that and a lot more zombie action, but we donít want to spoil the fun
A few words about The House That Zombies Built's approach to
wanted to do something a bit different with this film, and it is set in a
beauty manor house at the start of the apocalypse, so expect fresh bloody
What can you tell us about your overall
directorial approach to your story at hand?
Well for this film it has a great storyline
and some great dialogue which will make the audience bond heavily with
the characters whether they like them or not. So my directional approach
was to deliver that plus make the film look as cinematic as possible, which
I believe will be delivered. I
have also worked remotely with some teams around the world to give that
beginning of the apocalypse that global start of destruction and despair
to the film.
about The House That Zombies Built's key cast, and why
exactly these people?
We always are very careful on who we
use when casting for roles in the films we create. We do auditions for
some and of course some that we feel are perfect based on previous work we
talk to too in more detail. We think we have a great and creative cast on
From what I know, you've already
filmed the bulk of The House That Zombies Built - so what
can you tell us about the shoot so far?
have shot about 80% of the main film, and so far we have some awesome
footage from great acting, stunts, fight scenes and of course lots of
zombie action including blood, guts, and body parts. Always a hard thing
to shoot over 20 days back-to-back on an indie film, but in my eyes very
worth it when you look at the overall task of making a low budget film in
schedule for the rest of the shoot?
to get all the rest of the filming from first, second and third units all
completed by end of the year.
still running a fundraiser for The House That Zombies Built
- so what can you tell us about your campaign, and with much of the movie
already filmed, what will the money go to?
still have our IndieGoGo campaign going to raise monies for the rest of
the film as we still have a few big scenes to shoot. So thank you to
all those that have donated already and please continue to support and
donate to this film and help keep indie filmmaking alive.
It might be
waaay too early to ask, but any idea when and where The House That Zombies Built
might be released yet?
We are not
sure yet about the release of The House That Zombies Built yet, but we
will be releasing Torture and Mannequin first, so watch out for those films
Any future projects beyond The
House That Zombies Built?
we have completed principal photography on The House That Zombies Built,
we are happy to announce a NEW anthology film called Little Monsters, and
we are also in pre-production with Zombikini.
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Thank you to all the cast and crew that have supported this film, and
looking forward to working on the next one soon.
for the interview!