Dead Prairies preparing to film Zombageddon 3
Zombies will again be roaming the Southwest, with Dead Prairies Productions dipping into the zombie genre one more time as they prepare to film Zombageddon 3.
Filming will get underway this month for the finale of the Zombageddon trilogy, following up on the original Zombageddon from 2012 and Zombageddon 2 from 2016.
Devon Oman has completed the script for Zombageddon 3 and last month finalized the cast for the upcoming filming.
“It took a bit longer that usual. I though it would be quicker for the script, but I ran into some writer’s block. I tried to work through that.”
“I finally found the connections to how it all ties in together. Because I don’t want to leave it open. I don’t want it to be a remake. I do want connection somehow to number one, two and three, in some capacity. I don’t want it to be like a whole, fresh new thing.”
And while not wanting to give out too many secrets about what to expect, he admits it does have connections to Part 1 and Part 2.
“If I’m calling it Zombageddon 3, I might as well have connections to it. I don’t want to remake it new, and just use the title as an advantage.”
He also envisions that this will be the final Zombageddon story.
“This will probably be the final one. I’ve always been that person to think trilogy, and it’s over. I just don’t think there’s anything after trilogies,” Oman said during an open audition call at Southside Park on July 15.
“I think that a lot of movie series should have stopped after number three.”
He noted that filming locations have been finalized in both Swift Current and Gull Lake, and he was pleased to be connected on social media by new people who are interested in being involved.
Over the past weeks Oman has been completing the production of a series of fake movie trailers.
“We’re doing that again because everybody likes those. They’re a lot of fun and just cheesy, over the top humour.”
The have filmed a fake movie trailer for The Sloth about a killer sloth, one for The Hearse, one entitled The Rooftop, with the final trailer entitled Cereal Stripper.
Dead Prairies has also began making their movies available to a wider audience by distributing their productions online via vimeo.com.
“Everything is slowly getting away from the DVDS and Blu-rays and that, and everybody’s going with Netflix and streaming. So we figured we might as well get with the times and start branching off into that.”
Dead Prairies movies are now available to rent or buy online at https://vimeo. com/deadprairies/vod_pages
“It’s a lot of easier for people out of town. They don’t have to wait for the DVD to be shipped. They can download it and they watch it any time of the day.”