September 28th, 2016

Undead brought to life in Alcester for film

Updated: 11:58 am, Sep 03, 2016

THE UNDEAD liked Alcester so much they have returned.

Filming for the mini-series Patient Zero, shot by Stratford filmmaker Ben Atkinson, took place around the town for a second time.

Residents were give full zombie makeovers to take part in the horror series, which is being filmed after Ben’s short film – about a Russian scientist who unwittingly infects the UK with a deadly virus – was such a success.

The Holly Bush pub on Henley Street was the hub for shooting, with businesses, the council and even Warwickshire Police getting involved.

Ben, who runs Pathogen films, which is shooting the series, told the Observer: “Alcester has been fantastic to us again, we have really enjoyed being back in the town filming.

“It’s been great talking to local people within the pub and also out on the street and hearing how excited they are to see the town being the base for this project.”

To thank those who have helped with filming, the crew plan to premiere the series in the town at the end of the year.

Ben added: “We are all really excited to see the reaction the project will get from the residents of the town.

“We love filming in Alcester and are humbled by all the people who take the time to be supportive of our project.

“Young and old, the reaction has been absolutely amazing. All of us at the Pathogen team really cannot thank the Alcester people enough for all their support.”

Those wanting to see some of the filming in action can head into Alcester town on Sunday September 18 to see the cast shoot more scenes.

Visit wwwfacebook.com/pathogenfilms for updates.

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