Film-making Classes for Kids & Zombies!

I Am Legend

At this week’s film-making classes for kids, it was all hands on deck as the Dramacube Movie-makers got super busy!  So far, they have worked on scriptwriting, improvising and special effects make-up for their movie-making creations.  The plots have been well thought out and the blood, sweat and tears, fashioned out of plaster of Paris and stage make-up.  The excitement and babel has literally been enough to raise the dead! Yes, you guessed it, they’re filming Zombie movies!

Best Zombie Movie-makers

Film-making classes for kids

Getting their Zombie on!

Let’s help to inspire our marvellous Dramacube Movie-makers by taking a look at some of the best Zombie movies of all time.

I Am Legend (2007)

A post-apocalyptic action thriller, loosely based on the 1954 novel of the same name by Richard Matheson.  Zombies, known as Darkseekers and born from genetic engineering gone wrong, hunt humans by night.  It is up to US Urologist, Robert Neville, played by Will Smith, to save the day. Watching Smith go about his daily survival rituals in the derelict ruin of Manhattan is fascinating and proved a costly idea as- one scene filmed on Brooklyn Bridge cost $5 million to shoot!  Personally, I loved the exploration of his relationships with his beloved dog, Sam, and the inanimate objects littering the destroyed city but I have to say I was disappointed by the ending.

World War Z (2013)

Directed by Marc Forster and starring Brad Pitt in the lead role, the film grossed $540 million at the box office, making it the highest grossing Zombie movie of all time.  Despite several production challenges and criticism surrounding a rather disappointing ending, the film was obviously a great success.  Unflinching reality, special-effects and fast-paced action ramp up the terror and helped to bring the Zombie genre crashing into the 21st century!

Warm Bodies

How romantic!

Warm Bodies (2013)

Described as a paranormal, romantic, comedy zombie movie, this was always going to be unusual offering.  Based on Isaac Marion’s novel of the same name.  The film represents an almost complete yet refreshing departure from the Zombie genre, particularly because it is shot from the perspective of the Zombie, R, played by Nicholas Hoult.  R  falls in love with Julie, played by Teresa Palmer and the blossoming relationship starts bringing him back to life.  Some really funny moments and another endearing performance from Hoult makes this a watchable choice.

Film-making Classes for Kids

If your child would like to have a go at script-writing, acting for screen or taking part in a  Zombie apocalypse, please click here!

Sarah Watson-Dramacube