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Rome-Grown Zombie Movie Premieres Next Week


When a small group of survivors stagger into the crossfires of a territorial war between a ruthless clan of villains and a criminal family of gangsters, the zombie apocalypse just got bloodier.

All of the gritty, hilarious and even heart-wrenching post-apocalyptic fervor can be seen in the short film “Gangsters and Zombies”, which is slated to hold its world premiere on Saturday, June 10th at Makervillage at 8 p.m.

The premiere costs $10 to attend and the event includes a showing of the 30 minute film, a Q&A panel discussion and meet and greet with the cast and crew, photo-ops, light h’orderves, networking opportunities and a raffle with prizes such as “Gangsters and Zombies” DVDs and signed cast posters.

The movie, which was shot entirely locally and features a cast and crew of Romans, is the pilot film in a series with two more installments currently in pre-production. The filming of the next two episodes will take place in Rome later this year.

“Gangsters and Zombies” will also show at the 2017 Rome International Film Festival, and is being submitted to more film festivals across the country.

The film’s writer, director and executive producer Sean Smith is a native of New York and currently lives in Los Angeles. Smith’s connection to Rome is through his mother, Gail Deschamps who is the director of the Rome Shakespeare Festival, and it was Smith’s trip to Northwest Georgia that inspired “Gangsters and Zombies”.

See more at Coosa Valley News.


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