Dominic Brunt is a name more familiar to UK readers as a long-running cast member of the even longer-running ITV soap, Emmerdale. But there’s another side to Dom – he’s an obsessive horror fan. As well as being one of the organisers of the annual Leeds Zombie Film Festival (click here for information on the 2013 event), he’s also the director, co-writer (along with his wife, Joanne Mitchell) and star (also with Joanne) of an excellent zombie movie, BEFORE DAWN. Here’s the trailer. Watch the clip, then click the link to read why I think Before Dawn is, for me, one of the best zombie movies to come along in a long time.
Had a fantastic day in Leicester on Saturday. The Day of the Undead (now in its twelfth year!) is a day-long zombie movie festival. As well as being an opportunity to hang out with good friends Wayne Simmons and Adam Millard, it was also great to meet other authors (check out Luke Duffy’s books), traders and zombie fans.
Highlight of the day for me was without a doubt catching the stunning movie BEFORE DAWN and chatting to Dominic Brunt (well known to UK readers as Paddy from Emmerdale) and Joanne Mitchell – the driving forces behind the film (on both sides of the camera). Watch this space for plenty more about BEFORE DAWN in the near future. All I’ll say for now – if you get a chance to see it, see it! Easily the best zombie movie I’ve seen in a long, long time.
Thanks to everyone involved with the festival (particularly the insane and tirelessly enthusiastic Zombie Ed) and everyone who came along. A truly phenomenal day.
Above photograph shows (left to right) Adam, Wayne, me and Luke. Picture courtesy of Adam from www.zombieshop.co.uk. To keep up to date with future events from Zombie Ed and his team, sign up for the ZOMBIE TIMES newsletter.