Making a Movie

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If you’ve been following me on Facebook or Twitter¬†you probably heard that I have been focusing mainly on turning my zombie novel, DEAD HUNT, into a feature-length film.

I’m pleased to announce that some very talented people have already joined the crew! You can read more about them, and the movie’s progress¬†by clicking here. In the meantime, I’m still writing the next novel in the Dead Hunt series and I am working on creating more online courses for you, but the bulk of my efforts will be spent on creating the movie.

A Brief History of Dead Hunt

Movie Poster for Dead HuntBack in 2007 I decided to create a short zombie film starring my teenage daughter and her cheer-leading friends. As I was writing the screenplay I started adding some “Wouldn’t it be cool if” scenes, and the screenplay grew into something I could not safely or financially shoot. Scenes with giant, killer bears, a huge accident that involved big rigs exploding on a bridge… it looked great on paper, but the logistics of pulling it off were astronomical. Unable to shoot the movie it sat collecting dust for about 3 years, and then I discovered author-produced audio books.

I rewrote my screen play and in 2010 it debuted in print and as a serialized, full-cast audio book featuring voice-over talent from Canada, the United States, and Australia. The audio episodes were downloaded more than 88,000 times in the first 4 months, and 5 years later it’s still downloaded more than 1,300 times every month, but the desire to see it on a movie screen still haunted me. I have to make this dream a reality.

Shooting the Movie

Filming is tentatively scheduled to begin the Summer of 2016, and the film should be released later in the Fall.

Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see you At The Movie!