Dead Prairies pre­par­ing to film Zom­baged­don 3

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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.”

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