How To Get 50 Zombies

Posted on June 8, 2007

Zombie Flyer

One of the main producing responsibilities is casting. The upcoming film I’m Unit Production Manager on (let’s call it Bush Zombie) has an epic battle scene where we need as many zombies as possible. Getting extras to show up can sometimes be a challenge. People might commit but not show up, or show up after the scene is over.

We have an Actor Database Facebook group that we can email, but it’s really a luck of the draw. This time we’re trying the poster method. Above is a copy of what we’ve plastered around campus. We don’t need trained thespians to act like the walking dead. The idea is some bored college students will see the fliers and think it’ll be a fun experience. We’ll see how this tactic works out.

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