Zombies wander the streets of Murton

The gory scene in Murton.
The gory scene in Murton.
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IT was a day of unrest for a village when zombies rose from the dead.

Dozens of people in Murton turned into gruesome ghouls, to be extras in a movie being shot by East Durham filmmaker Stuart Rochester, 26.

Washed out Riverside, Chester-le-Street, where the  40 over match betwewn Durham and Surrey Lions was abondoned without a ball being bowled, on Sunday.

Washed out Riverside, Chester-le-Street, where the 40 over match betwewn Durham and Surrey Lions was abondoned without a ball being bowled, on Sunday.

Stuart, a manager for a telecoms company, created Collierywood Productions to put his media skills to good use.

At the weekend, the small film crew were in Murton’s West View area, filming scenes for DNR Zero, a follow-up to their first film a couple of years ago, DNR, which stands for Do Not Resuscitate.

Stuart, who lives in Easington, said: “I studied media at college and was really interested in the video and film-making side of it.

“Years later, a group of my friends were talking about what we could do on Sundays and we just came up with the idea of shooting a film.”

He said DNR was originally only going to be a short film, but they enjoyed doing it so much it became a 60-minute movie.

“We put it up online and it became really popular,” he added.

“It got something of a cult following, which was great.”

Three months ago, work began on DNR Zero and lots of people, some as young as six, went along to Murton to dress up as zombies for the day and take part as extras.

Stuart said: “We are very excited about the project. We’ve had such a lot of interest, it’s been amazing.

“DNR Zero has been a massive challenge to organise, but everyone involved has made the whole thing very rewarding.”

Stuart says once finished they hope to showcase the movie at film festivals.

It will also go online as did the first DNR.

Anyone who would like to find out more about the films can visit {http://www.facebook.com/DNRZERO,Collierywood Productions’ Facebook page,Click here for the Collierywood Productions’ Facebook page}.

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