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INVERCLYDE Zombie Musical To Get Wide UK Release

The trailer for the film features a scene shot in Kingston housing estate

A ZOMBIE musical Christmas movie made in Inverclyde is to get a wide cinema release in the UK later this year.

The production crew for Anna And The Apocalypse was based at the former St Stephen's High School in Port Glasgow for a number of weeks at the start of last year, with much of the movie being filmed in the building.

Vertigo Releasing has acquired the UK rights to the movie, which was produced by Scottish company Blazing Griffin.

The film's director John McPhail tweeted: "Confirmation: Anna and the Apocalypse to get a wide theatrical release in the UK (and elsewhere!) at the end of the year!"

Filming with star Ella Hunt in Cathcart Square, Greenock, in January 2017

Deals have also been finalised for Japan, German-speaking Europe and Benelux, Middle East, Taiwan, and Latin America. Orion Pictures had already acquired the North American and Latin American rights.

Above, a scene outside Wellpark Mid Kirk, in Greenock, as it appears in the trailer and, below, as it was being filmed in January, minus the special effects

Various other Inverclyde locations were used including Cathcart Square, Greenock, Kingston housing estate, Whinhill Golf Course,  and a number of place in Port Glasgow including the industrial estate and a play park.

Ella Hunt

The film stars Ella Hunt (Our Robot Overlords) as Anna, Mark Benton (The Halcyon), Paul Kaye (Game Of Thrones) and a breakout group of emerging talent including Malcolm Cumming, Ben Wiggins, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux and Marli Siu.

In Anna and the Apocalypse, a zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven forcing Anna and her high school friends to fight, sing and slash their way to survival with a fast-spreading undead horde in relentless pursuit.

Anna and the Apocalypse's world premiere was at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, last year where it was met with critical acclaim. It also played at Sitges Film Festival in Spain, where it won the award for Best Midnight X-Treme Feature Length Film.

View the trailer on YouTube

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