The Walking Dead – Folkestone Zombie Walk

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In association with Planet Folkestone, a local non-profit events group, we were given the opportunity to make a video to help promote and boost awareness of a fantastic event coming up in October.

It’s a Zombie Walk and it’s in Folkestone on 5th October 2013 and all in aid of the East Kent Hospitals Charity.

The walk itself is now in it’s third year and gains support from Zombie fans all over Kent and from afar. Dressed and made up as Zombies everyone meets at a rendezvous point in Folkestone and then walks (or zombie staggers) along a route through the town, as a sponsored walk and to collect donations along the way in a shocking and terrifying zombie like way!

Check out the video!

So whats with the video?

The video, to be shown across the social networks by the fantastic team behind the Zombie Walk event pays homage to AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’.

At the start of The Walking Dead, right at the beginning of the first season there is a fantastically creepy intro that depicts shots of small town America after a zombie apocalypse. We had the idea to re-produce this but by using landmarks and recognisable places in Folkestone and at OYFE Productions we also wanted to give a nod to one of the best TV shows of recent years.

How close did we get?

We tried to find places that looked similar to the places we are shown on the Walking Dead and we selected various places in Folkestone that look similar, either by their shape, the light or just the general vibe. We replaced the shot of crows with a shot of that typical seaside town nuisance, the humble seagull and so on – it completely replicates the scenes from the original and our creepy Folkestone looks eerily similar!

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We also made a quick side-by-side comparison video so you can see how close we are to the original intro.

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This the first video, there will be a follow up nearer to the big event and the team at OYFE Productions and Planet Folkestone hope to make it a huge success and to gather lots of money for the East Kent Hospitals Charity.

Behind the Scenes

Shot and edited by Adam Finch, supervised by the Planet Folkestone Team, Terri “Zombie” Marsh, Becky Buttigeig, Lisa Richardson (Author of blog of the dead), Mark Hourahane, Richard Cliffe and Lee Blakemore. We filmed the video over 2 nights in late June, and there will be two videos, the second of which will feature quite a few surprises in the lead up to the event!

Zombies included.

Music for our video was kindly provided by Lee Golledge.

East Kent Hospitals Charity is a registered charity – number 1076555

Walking Dead images © AMC.

Please support the event and keep in touch for all the latest news about this event via the official Folkestone Zombie Walk facebook page.

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