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29/10/2007

Zombie Movie Plot Crosses Ulster's Sectarian Divide

A new low budget horror movie being made against a backdrop of sectarian conflict in Belfast is proving to be just a little different.
First, in true Hollywood style the film, Battle of the Bone, sees bitter rivals in the Ulster conflict unite against a common foe, and secondly, George Clarke, who is acting, writing, producing and directing the movie, has also raised the £10,000 funding for the ‘epic’ himself.
The low budget movie - in which rival sides in Ulster's parades dispute come together to fight off marauding zombies - is being filmed all across the city – and to keep costs down is being shot on digital video.
It tells the story of a zombie invasion in Belfast city centre just as marchers and protesters are squaring up to fight each other.
The film's title is a play on King William III's Battle of the Boyne in 1690, but a bit different: "The Battle of the Bone tells the story of a zombie invasion in Belfast city centre as Orange marchers and nationalists are about to face off," George said.
“Forced to flee into the east of the city, it poses the question of both communities: what extremes will they have to go to before there is peace?
"We're making the biggest independent movie ever in Belfast and have set up a production company called Yellow Fever.
“We're doing it because it seems these days if you want to get a movie funded in Northern Ireland it has to be about paramilitaries, a greyhound owner or both,” he said.
However, without the latest computer generated special effects, the cast and crew have also had to improvise.
"To create the image of zombies eating flesh, we're using pasta and things like strawberry sauce," he revealed.
(BMcC)
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