Halloween premiere for Anglesey zombie flick


Geraint Jones

CAST, crew and film fans gathered for the premiere of an eagerly-anticipated horror movie set on Anglesey.

Director Ryan Kift, of Llanrug, and co-writer Sian Davies, of Llanfairynghornwy, hailed the premiere of Zombies from Ireland as a great success.

Ryan said: ”It’s overwhelming. The whole thing is surreal - like a dream.

“I expect to wake up any second and find out I’ve Pobol Y Cwm on the telly!”

The movie tells of a zombie invasion after Irish convicts being shipped to a UK laboratory are infected with a defective swine flu virus are shipwrecked on Ynys Llanddwyn.

The film features cameos from Big Brother contestants Marcus Akin and Blaenau Ffestiniog’s own Glyn Wise, who is attacked by zombies outside Beaumaris leisure centre.

Glyn said: “Hedd Wyn went all the way to Hollywood and I hope the film goes far too ; I hope it’ll get nominated for a BAFTA so I can win something for the first time!”

Sian, also stars as one of the undead marauders, was delighted with the finished work and the standing ovation at the end of the screening.

She said: “I think it gives people hope and goes to show that you don’t need to come from somewhere posh - you just need the passion to do it.”

The pair have little time for other projects, with plans for screenings across north Wales, and are in talks to distribute the film in America and the UK.

Ryan added: “At the moment, it’s all Zombies from Ireland - the filming is over and now everything on the promotional side starts."

For more information on the film, visit the Zombies from Ireland premiere on Facebook.

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