This movie is already doing so many amazing things and has the support of hundreds of people and it is not even done yet. My friends Lara Gerhardson and Mike Bredon have inspired each other to come up with the zombie movie idea “Lazarus.” A story about two brothers trying to survive in a zombie apocalypse. Mike in reality lost the love of his life where he felt almost dead to the world. Lara has taken Mike’s struggle and has created a great zombie movie that Mike thinks will be a “Zombie Epic!”
Lara and Mike have been working on this movie very hard and want it to be done by spring of 2011. I wished them luck and can’t wait to see the movie! This movie event was on facebook, the front page of our Bemidji Pioneer Newspaper, our local television channel Lakeland Public News, and local radio station KBXE 90.5 FM. So it has definitely made a huge impact on our local community in a positive way. Make sure to take a look at this video from Lakeland Public News to get a better idea of what is to come.
A Bemidji street was blocked off to film the “Lazarus” movie footage. More than 300 volunteers came together to make this footage a huge success. Make up artists, zombie extras, film crew, and lots of other supporters filled the street of downtown Bemidji. I invited people from out of town and as many as I could from in town. Supporters definitely did their part in doing the same which is why there was such a huge turn out. Both Mike and Lara are kind people that deserved the spotlight for the day.
Lara has mentioned to me that the huge amount of community support and involvement was very much appreciated. She felt the the overall experience has been truly amazing. It brought tears of joy to the film makers that hundreds of people showed up to make their zombie film a reality. They now have some awesome footage to work with. Because the hundreds of zombie movie extras didn’t mess around and gave them true zombie character!
I heard many people say that they had an awesome time! Everyone got to hang out with friends, family, and meet new friends. I am actually awaiting for another role in one of their smaller scenes when needed. Or at least that is my hope if our schedules mesh together right. Either way, I am definitely buying this movie when it is done. It is truly inspiring to grab a hold of a dream and make it come true for many. It’s so exciting to spread the joy of this local zombie movie “Lazarus.” Stay tuned because I shall let you know when “Lazarus” is completed!
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