Drop Dead Famous with Lyndsey Craine- Questions for the cast and crew of Zomblogalypse

Zomblogalypse is best British Zom-Com we have seen in forever and to celebrate its bloodletting brilliance we bring you a series of exclusive interviews with the cast and crew behind the hilarious horror.

The feature is an expansion of the original web series Zomblogalypse, begun in 2008 when local filmmaking trio Hannah Bungard, Tony Hipwell and Miles Watts teamed up to make something armed only with a laptop, a York flat and a tub of green face paint. The series went on to clock up over a million views across various platforms, collecting legions of international fans along the way, and ran for four seasons before the team used their ‘filmmaking bootcamp’ of the web series to move onto independent features.

The film adaptation of Zomblogalypse was a labour of love for the filmmaking trio, who share producing, writing, directing and acting duties. Development began in 2012 with Hollywood studio involvement before going into hibernation for several years. The idea however, like the zombie menace, refused to stay dead.

Shot in 2018/19 by York-based production company MilesTone Films in association with One&Other Creative, Zomblogalypse built on a long-term relationship with the people and businesses of York, utilising locations, services and the help and goodwill of dozens of Yorkshire based services. Having made several feature films and a web series in the city over the past decade, the filmmakers were able to call upon an army of individuals and organisations to realise their film for a considerably smaller budget than feature films usually allow. The film boldly represents the incredibly strong creative community in York and the surrounding area.

Below actor Lyndsey Craine (‘Lyndsey’) takes on our Drop Dead Famous questions:

1. How did you get involved with Zomblogalypse?
I met the Zomblog crew through fellow York filmmakers Dark Rift Films and had really enjoyed the web series so when they mentioned they were making the feature I was really keen to be involved and thankfully they had a role for me!

2. What was the best bit of making the movie?
Working with the cast and crew, they were all so fantastic! I had also never ad-libbed before for a film so I was actually quite nervous to do that but found it was a lot of fun and got lots of great advice from Miles, Hannah and Tony.

3. After Zomblogalypse what is your second favourite zombie move?
I’m actually genuinely quite scared of zombie movies and funnily enough that hasn’t changed since actually being in one! So I’m definitely going to say Shaun of the Dead as having the comedy involved makes it much better for me and won!t have me looking away for the whole film!

4. What lessons did you learn during lockdown that would help you survive a zombie apocalypse?
To always have plenty of good snacks and movies in the house!

5. If you had your own blog what would it be about?
I’d probably have to say Disney! I literally love everything about it!

6. What is next for you?
I have just wrapped on my next feature film Eating Miss Campbell which got delayed due to lockdown so I am looking forward to that being completed. I then have some more films coming up for 2022 which is really exciting.

Check out our review HERE and find out more about the movie on their website https://zomblogalypse.com/

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Alex Humphrey

Alex studied film at the University of Kent and went on to work for Universal Pictures in their Post Room gaining an inside look at the movie industry from the very bottom. Constantly writing reviews in everything from local magazines to Hip Hop sites Alex honed his critical skills even spending a brief period as a restaurant critic. Read more

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