In the Firing Line of BULLETS FOR THE DEAD
Go behind-the-scenes of the Australia’s first zombie western, BULLETS FOR THE DEAD with Jeff Gribble in this featurette on the armoury of the film.
Monster Fest Presents
BULLETS FOR THE DEAD
Presented with the assistance of FilmInk & Griffith University.
Australian independent genre cinema is alive and well, there’s no better example than Queensland-made zombie western BULLETS FOR THE DEAD. Produced on a shoe-string (or at least a cowboy boot string…?) budget by a combination of students and pros, this Aussie genre gem punches way above its weight. Currently being sold around the world, it’s about to make a big impression on the Aussie market.
A beautifully-lensed horror western out of Queensland that puts a gang of thieves in the charge of a bounty hunter as they attempt to avoid zombie cannibals while traversing the Old West. With the feisty and outspoken Annie Blake (played by Vanessa Moltzen) chewing the scenery as much as the zombies are munching on the cast, the eye-patched bounty hunter James Dalton has more to contend with than just forming a zombie hit squad. Cathy Rodda (IRON SKY) and Norm Wilkinson (TIME GUARDIAN) produced BULLETS FOR THE DEAD in league with Griffith University as a way to give new graduates a leg up into professional production.
If you’re a filmmaker looking for insights on how to launch your project, or if you’re a punter who adores exciting and innovative new cinema, or if you happen to be wandering around with a notion to fill your pockets with a plethora of goodies and giveaways, this is a night not to be missed!
Join Director Michael Du-Shane (who is based in Port Arthur, Tasmania!), Producers Cathy Rodda and Norm Wilkinson and Monster Fest’s Kier-La Janisse for this special Hobart screening with Q+A moderated by Hobart’s own multi-talented Briony Kidd – writer, director, playwright, activist and Festival Director of the Stranger With My Face International Film Festival. Presented with the assistance of Wide Angle Tasmania and Cooper Screen Academy.