Thursday, September 16, 2010

Calling All Zombies! Film Shoot on the 23rd and 24th!

CAFKA, Kitchener Waterloo's contemporary arts forum, is spearheading the work of artist Jillian McDonald, who deals primarily in, oddly and wonderfully enough, ZOMBIES. She's shooting a performance piece on film, where she needs as many zombies as she can get attacking the Steel Rail train in Waterloo. That's the one that runs to St. Jacobs.

People who show up with their own zombie makeup on will be an asset, but there will also be makeup people on hand to touch up or help you. Here's the write up on the facebook event titled
Zombie Film Shoot at the Waterloo Train Station:

So, CAFKA is doing an art project to coincide with the Steel Rail train party on Friday September 24th. They need zombies to show up on Thursday and Friday to participate in a filmed and live event. This is a 2 day commitment.

Here are the details:

They need about 15 zombies for Thursday at 1:00 pm at the Train Station. These people need to commit to showing up Friday night for the live attack as well. You can do your own make up ...ahead of time but they will also have make up artists there to zombify you or touch things up.

They need more zombies to show up at 6:00 pm for the second stage of shooting. As many zombies as possible would be great. If you can commit to being there again on Friday night that would be even better.

The schedule of events is:

1 p.m. Thursday, September 23:

2 p.m. Thursday, September 23:
Shooting while the train is moving: 15 zombies required.

6 p.m. Thursday, September 23:

8 p.m. Thursday, September 23:
Shooting of zombies swarming train at Waterloo Station.

10 p.m. Friday, September 24:
Zombies to participate in a live event.

If you show up Thursday, you will be told when you need to be at the train station for make-up on Friday night. It all has to be timed right.

This is a great opportunity for local zombies to take part in a film/art project/live theatre event. It sounds amazing. Sadly, your Zombiemaster is out of town and cannot participate but I'm sure you will all do me proud out there.

The artist involved is Jillian McDonald and the co-ordinater is Gordon Hatt. Track them down if you need more info or want to help.

- Zombiemaster Mike

Here's a bit from Gordon Hatt:

CAFKA is really excited to to see the great response to our zombie shooting on Thursday September 23 and the performance on Friday, September 24. Basically, we need about 15 hard core zombies for Thursday afternoon to be ready by the 2 p.m. train departure and shooting. More zombies are need at 8 when s...hoot a swarming of the train. On Friday night at 10, we will do it again with as many zombies as we can muster. We are going to be doing basic make-up and costume at the train station before shooting and performing, but if you want to develop a more elaborate make-up and costume at home, by all means.

Jillian Mcdonald has done a number of zombie performances and shootings in Canada, the United States and in Europe. She is really great to work with. Please call me at the CAFKA office (519.744.5123) email me ( or contact me on FB for more details.

Be sure to keep an eye on the CAFKA website for the comings and goings of our regions local artists, and as a great bonus, national and international ones too.

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