Leading actors in Nic Aiton's zombie movie being filmed at the Maryborough Base Hospital, Daniel James (Edge) and Amie Casey (Elizabeth). Action shot with Zombies Tasharni Brown and Jacob Severs. Photo: Robyne Cuerel / Fraser Coast Chronicle
Leading actors in Nic Aiton's zombie movie being filmed at the Maryborough Base Hospital, Daniel James (Edge) and Amie Casey (Elizabeth). Action shot with Zombies Tasharni Brown and Jacob Severs. Photo: Robyne Cuerel / Fraser Coast Chronicle Robyne Cuerel

Zombie movie scenes to be shot in Bundaberg

GET ready for the zombie apocalypse Bundaberg.

Fraser Coast film maker Nick Aiton will be heading to Bundaberg in a few weeks time to shoot scenes for his zombie short film and trailer.

While the exact dates aren't known yet, Mr Aiton will be putting a call out for extras in the coming weeks.

Over the weekend, scenes for the short film were shot at Maryborough Hospital with about 20 volunteers involved in the shoot.

Mr Aiton said the short film - to be entered in a worldwide contest - and trailer would be used to raise funds via online crowd sourcing for a planned feature film on zombies.

He said he hoped to have the short film ready by mid-May and the trailer ready around the same time or a little bit later.

Maryborough Hospital facility manager Trish Spreadborough said the film shoot was a great opportunity to support a young entrepreneur and the many Maryborough young people involved in the project.

"Harlequin Films is operated by up-and-coming Maryborough director Nick Aiton and about 90% of this film's cast and crew are local young people," she said.

"It's exciting to support a local company and the youth involved by having them use our historic Maryborough Hospital facility as part of filming their latest movie."

Mr Aiton said he and the cast and crew thanked the Wide Bay Hospital Health Service for accommodating filming on the hospital grounds.

"The scene we are shooting requires an internal staircase and we had a very short list of potential film sites that could be used in the Maryborough area."



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