I mentioned in a recent post that I’ll be trying a few different things this year, but that doesn’t mean I’ll be completely turning my back on the post-apocalyptic tales of doom which have served me well so far! I wanted to start 2012 by formally announcing a project which I, along with several others, have already been working on for some time.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll probably have heard me describe myself as a frustrated film-maker. I’ve made no secret of the fact that film is something I’ve long wanted to get more involved with, and in 2012 that’s going to happen.
ISOLATION is a film project I’m working on with Will Wright. Will and I met a couple of years back and, born of a mutual desire to make a certain type of zombie movie, we immediately started plotting. We now have a script, a strategy, and a number of industry professionals ready to help us turn our story (actually stories) into a unique movie.
I’m not going to tell you very much more just yet, other than the fact we’ll be filming in and around Birmingham, UK, this summer. So why I am telling you this today instead of waiting until we’ve got something more tangible to show you? The answer’s simple – we want you involved from the outset. We want you to help shape this project. Over the coming weeks and months we’ll be revealing more and more about ISOLATION and asking for your feedback and ideas. If you’re a designer, musician, make up artist, actor, stunt person, promotions expert etc. etc. then we want to hear from you. If you’re a zombie fanatic who has very definite ideas on the kind of zombie movies you’d like to see, then we want to hear from you. If you just like the idea of playing dead on film, then we want to hear from you!
More to come very soon. In the meantime, follow ISOLATION on Twitter and Facebook, join the mailing list, and keep an eye on the website. Until then, here’s DefDFires zombie-themed video for The Palace, directed by Will.