Wednesday 14 January 2015

Stoke-on-Trent zombie feature raising funds for animal sanctuary

This is great. A bloke called John Williams (not the composer, not the guitarist...) has made a feature-length zombie epic in Stoke-on-Trent for about 500 quid. It's called The Mothertown and has two names in the cast: Pete Bennett (the Tourette's chap from Big Brother) and They Think It's All Over host Nick Hancock. (Trivia point 1: I first saw Nick Hancock, then half a double act with Niall Mullarkey, at a cabaret in Coventry in 1986.)

There was a screening of the film at the Queen's Theatre, Burslem last month. (Trivia point 2: I interviewed Bill Hicks backstage at the Queen's Theatre in 1993.) There was a second screening a few days ago, and Williams is flogging self-produced DVDs - at the screenings and also standing around in car parks. I think you have to contact him through Facebook or something if you want one by post.

What's really great is that all the money raised from the screenings and DVDs goes to the Gentleshaw Wildlife Sanctuary. Look - baby kestrels...

And zombies on the streets of Stoke.

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