The zombie western Bullets for the Dead is set to roll cameras beginning this week. From the Australian producers of Iron Sky, the film about a hardened bounty hunter James Dalton (Christopher Sommers), a gang of outlaws in his trust led by Annie Blake (Vanessa Moltzen), and a preacher who are forced to work together and battle their way across the American west of the 1870s when the zombie apocalypse begins.
The film is based on an original 3-minute short from the Griffith Film School (GFS) grad films of 2011, overseen by artist in residence and Spanish director Alberto Sciamma (The Killer Tongue/La Lengua Asesina).
Seeing its feature film potential, Alberto pitched to friend and sales agent Michael Cowan, Visionquest Entertainment picked it up to produce and GFS pitched in with a facilities deal. Bullets for the Dead blends the guilt and redemption of the traditional western with all you would expect of a rollicking zombie film.
It will be shot in and around South East Queensland across November/December.
Bullets for the Dead is a Visionquest Entertainment International production in association with the Griffith Film School, Screen Queensland, GSP Distribution and Premiere Picture.