Actually, they’re not zombies at all, but actors filming a scene from the new movie, “My Boring Zombie Apocalypse”.
The main character, a 17-year-old boy named David, records his observations on a blog, which is aptly-named, “My Boring Zombie Apocalypse“.
David is seventeen, and bored. Bored, bored, bored. A staggering excess of boredom, finely honed to a dull edge as only a teenager can produce. Lost in his own thoughts, and accompanied by a mind raised on a pop-culture diet, David daydreams of being the lone survivor of the Apocalypse – any old Apocalypse will do – fending off vampires, atomic mutants or best of all … zombies!
Before the zombie invasion begins, David, played by Baltimore actor Charlie Dreizen, fantasizes about a massive, video game-like zombie battle, where he emerges as the hero.
This scene, which calls for about 500 “zombies”, will be filmed tonight at 11 p.m. EDT at the Avenue at White Marsh.
The shopping center, located just a few miles from our Blippitt headquarters, was an obvious choice for Kevin Perkins, director, writer and joint producer of the film. He started collaborating with The Avenue several years ago, coordinating preview movie screenings at the AMC Loews White Marsh movie theater there.
“The Avenue is designed to look like small town USA…except it’s very controlled and we don’t have to get permission from homeowners to use it,” said Perkins. “It’s almost like a little set.”
The zombies that invade The Avenue tonight will all be volunteer actors, which obviously helps keeps filming costs down. Several months ago, the production team issued a casting call zombie extras on the film’s Facebook page.
The response has been amazing. Five hundred people with pre-signed release forms are now likely to show up at tonight’s filming. They’ve been told to come in dirty clothing and wearing zombie-like makeup, according to the event page on Facebook.
It should be a ghoulishly good time if you’re in the Baltimore-area tonight.