Zombie film shoot planned at M'boro Hospital on Saturday
MARYBOROUGH Hospital is allowing local Nick Aiton to use one of its buildings to film scenes for his zombie short film and theatrical trailer.
Trish Spreadborough, Maryborough Hospital facility manager, said the film shoot on Saturday was a great opportunity to support a young entrepreneur and the many Maryborough young people involved in the project.
"Harlequin Films is operated by upcoming 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 up to 20 volunteers would be involved in the shoot at the hospital and the crew would be filming other scenes around the region.
He 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.
Mr Aiton 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.
He thanked the Wide Bay Hospital Health Service for its support.
"The cast and crew really appreciate how Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service has generously accommodated having us film on Maryborough Hospital grounds," Mr Aiton said.
"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.
"The Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service providing permission to shoot at Maryborough Hospital has immensely helped our production and is appreciated."
Filming will be in a Maryborough Hospital building that does not contain patients and will not interrupt health services.