I was in a zombie film, I’ve written a zombie book, and now I’ve starred in a zombie music video. Plus I have a zombie tattoo. But I’m not obsessed. I’m not. I tell myself. Often.
The video is below. The excellent song is by the Isle of Wight band HOLLOWDRONE; comprising of Joshie Adams, Jack Singleton, and Andy Barker (who has now been replaced by Ollie Grant on drums). You’ll recognise the hunky hero as Yours Truly, and the damsel in distress is Alicia Penney. Both my sons are in the video as zombies, but you’ll have to look carefully to find Bam. I’ve included him in the photos below.
The film took two days to shoot; one day up on the beautiful Ventnor Downs, and the other deep in darkest Westridge Woods. Both days were a whole heap of fun, and we made some solid friendships amid the dirt and fake blood (make-up courtesy of the superb Lottie Keen and gang). The parts of the film inside a ‘room’ were up on the Downs in an abandoned building, which made it ideal for our purposes. I played a zombie in this particular shoot, and we all had a lot of fun bouncing off of each other while the band played… before we ate them.
The second part of the shoot (where I’m wielding a baseball bat and protecting the missus) was filmed around an old factory deep in Westridge woods. This was probably the most fun (for me at least) as it involved me getting thrown around by a couple of brothers who kept kidnapping Alicia. The end fight was a cracker as well. It was as rough as it looked!
The video was shot by the immensely talented Thom Pearson, whose page is covered with great photos and films. Give him a look, and if you like the video, feel free to venture to Hollowdrone’s Facebook and YouTube pages and give them some support! The guys will be rocking the Isle of Wight Festival this weekend! (12-14th June 2015) They’re playing The Platform One Stage Thursday at 8pm and Friday at 8.40pm. Go watch them and rock out!
And, as an added bonus, here’s the ‘blooper reel’. And yes, it was all as much fun as it looked!
*whispers* and I think Joshie is talking about making a sequel or another music video featuring us all. Stay tuned! And go support Hollowdrone!