So having won the innocent scholarship, back on a sunny Saturday in September, Jim, film crew, makeup artists, an array of mixed ability dancers and one zombie baby descended on Fruit Towers for the filming of Jim Anderson's Chiller.
For those who like to see how the magic happens, here's a little behind the scenes tour of the day.
Chiller was filmed in a series of glamorous locations across Fruit Towers.
The products kitchen: pre the zombie smoothies arriving.
The post room (previously seen in the box office smash 35 people, a franking machine and a post room)was used as the janitor's closet
The gym also featured
Interestingly, the gym has had a strange effect on Mark G in the past
Car park practice went on all day. And well into the night.
Have a little look here:
The lovely makeup ladies worked their magic to transform fresh faces into less fresh faces.
They were brilliant at talcing it up
Paid close attention to detail
Made sure everyone looked suitably terrifying, including Baby Zombie, Eva, aged 2 (left)
And Ed G and Joe.
There was a lot of this
Quite a bit of this
And lots of waiting around, maxing out the rider (which consisted mainly of sausage rolls and fizzy cola bottles)
The amazing smoke machine was used in the gym, the post room, the car park, where ever needed copious smoke really.
(Thanks to Louis who won the award for spending most time lying on a wet car park floor, pumping smoke out at people for hours. And hours)
The monster jeep also came along
It rocked up, complete with massive floodlights on the back, metal shelves to leap onto, Bodyform style, and the capacity to go underwater (which was not needed during filming but reassuring to know)
And of course, the fake hand
The fake hand was used in the video as a pointer in the zombie boardroom meeting and can be also be seen later on, falling off Olly H, mid dance off.
Currently, Ruth is using it as her own personal receptionist to answer the phone and freak out Sustainability Lou.
Having subjected them to a set of gruelling auditions, Jim handpicked every dancer and then sensibly split everyone into dance troops to learn a section of the dance each.
There was Troop Smash
And Troop Literally
A good proportion of the dancers from Troop Literally are members of the GoldFork Toad Football Team
You may recognise them from such features as Return of The Goldfork Toads
Here they are, off the pitch, on the car park floor, mid pelvic thrust.
Spot the difference.
Fancy finding out a bit more about the Zombie All Stars? Get up close and personal right here...
most excellent !
Posted by: raggyrat | November 12, 2009 at 06:59 AM
that looks like SUCH good fun!
Posted by: Lou | November 12, 2009 at 08:59 AM
What brilliant fun this looks XD
Posted by: Caroline | November 12, 2009 at 09:55 AM
OH MY GOD, I really wanted to be there!!!
Posted by: Natália | November 12, 2009 at 03:15 PM
i'm offline for a couple of weeks and you remade thriller. I SO want to work there!!
Posted by: nicky thomas-davies | November 16, 2009 at 09:30 PM