Thursday, September 12, 2013

Walking Apocalypse Press Release & Casting Call

Local Film Explores Peril of Speeding Up Human Evolution

Casting Call for Extras Sunday, September 15, 2013

Hollywood is full of cautionary tales warning against the perils of unbridled leaps of progress. Now revolutionary technologies and genetic advances have put the human race on the verge of taking control of its own evolution. An awesome and potentially dangerous responsibility, but it's not the science or genetic engineering that is the problem. Ironically, it's the human element that poses the biggest threat to annihilation of the human race.

“Walking Apocalypse” tells the story of a man infected with a revolutionary new genetic process originally designed to cure all hereditary disease -- but the process has been sabotaged. In 72 hours, the infection will spread to contaminate everyone this man encounters. And the process has been reprogrammed to rewrite the DNA of everyone it infects to change their genome. Unless he can find a cure, it's the end of the human species as we know it.

We are seeking extras for a scene this Sunday, September 15 in downtown Jackson, Michigan, for a crowd scene at Bucky Harris Park at the intersection of W. Michigan Ave and N. Jackson St. Extras should report to this location at 12:00 PM and be prepared to sign an actor agreement before the shoot.

This trailer for an independent feature film being shot in and around Jackson, Michigan, is the first step forward from a new local film production company that intends to shoot at least one independent feature-length motion picture every year.

Director-Screenwriter Brian G. Walsh, Producer Amanda Trudell, Director of Photography Brian Greenway, and lead actors Todd Lutz and Mahalia Greenway are all local residents dedicated to making this film a successful first entry towards building an independent filmmaking Mecca in Jackson, Michigan.

Brian G. Walsh and Gary R. Walsh of Walsh Brothers Productions, LLC, plan to recruit as much of their cast and crew as possible from in and around the Jackson, Michigan area.

Brian G. Walsh has been a judge of three international screenwriting competitions, taught screenwriting at the Ann Arbor Senior Center in 2012, and was a Semi-Finalist in Francis Ford Coppola's 2006 Zoetrope International Screenwriting Contest. Walsh is also a two-time Finalist for the Writer's Arc Screenwriting Fellowship, has placed in several other international screenwriting competitions, and authored an article on independent filmmaking in Michigan for Metromode Media in 2007.

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For more information, or to schedule an interview with Brian G. Walsh, please email

Brian G. Walsh Director, "Walking Apocalypse"

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