A cast of 40 locals gather at Kawana Wreckers, ready to stalk the streets as Zombies for the camera.
A cast of 40 locals gather at Kawana Wreckers, ready to stalk the streets as Zombies for the camera. Supplied

Zombies invade Rocky

IT'S not that unusual to see some late night partiers straggling home looking like the undead in Rockhampton on a Saturday morning.

But if you've noticed more than usual recently, you might have spotted some of the cast members of an Aussie film trailer that was being filmed in the city.

Two former Rockhampton film makers, Jim Mcleod and Ralph Penny of Rockland Films, have returned home to use the city as the set for the pre-production of their post-apocalyptic feature film.

"Rockhampton more than meets the location requirements of an Australian blockbuster," Jim said.

"Unlike big cities, this is the perfect sized town for this type of production; it has gothic architecture, historical buildings and incredibly supportive community."

A cast and crew of 40 locals crawled from their graves and took over Hempenstall Street using the Kawana Wreckers yard as the backdrop for some scenes. Producers hope to make the film into an Australian blockbuster and are looking to sign some big names in Australian acting, though they won't let on who exactly they've got their eye on yet.

With the full-length feature film to be filmed in Rockhampton, there will be a chance for locals to work with some of Australia's best acting talent as producers look for people to cast in other roles.

The scenes filmed in Rockhampton recently will be made into a trailer as the producers open the opportunity for people to invest in the film.

The trailer will be screened at the Rockhampton cinema in May.



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