Magazine article Screen International

Wales Shoot Planned for Olympics-Themed Zombie Feature

Magazine article Screen International

Wales Shoot Planned for Olympics-Themed Zombie Feature

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Cardiff-based Severn Screen (formerly Garage Light Films) is working with Warp Films to make a zombie film based on the 2012 Olympics.

The Film Agency for Wales is backing the as-yet-untitled project with £150,000, and UK distributor Revolver is also co-financing. Chris Boyle will direct.

Welsh-born Kate Crowther of Severn will produce. She is a TV producer who has also worked as a production executive on films including Submarine, I Am Slave, and Patagonia.

The film will shoot in Wales, where it will also be posted. A September shoot date is set, but the plot is being kept under wraps for now.

Strange Village, which includes two members of the Super Furry Animals, will compose the music.

Crowther said: "This is the first project in a proposed collaboration between ourselves and critically acclaimed Warp Films. As a newly established company, an alliance such as this gives us greater visibility in the international market, as well as allowing us to expand the talent base we are working with. …

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