U.K. noise rockers OCTOBER FILE are set to appear in "Zombie Driftwood", a new movie by Emmy Award-winning director Bob Carruthers. Carruthers is a huge fan of the band and thinks the track "Falter" from the group's recently released "Our Souls To You" album (via Candlelight Records) is the track for the film. Bob stated, "I recently saw the band live with FEAR FACTORY and they blew me away. 'Falter' just suits my movie so we started talking to them and have now got the band written into the movie.
"I am very happy to have the band in the film. It should be great fun having them play to 200 odd zombies."
OCTOBER FILE will have to do some acting as the group that turns up for a "Battle of the Bands" competition and ends up becoming zombies themselves. The track "Falter" will be also be the music for the end credits.
OCTOBER FILE bass player Steve Beatty commented: "It all looks like great fun. We go to the Caymans to film and get a sun tan, drink beer and get eaten. What could be better?!"
Candlelight Records will release the full "Zombie Driftwood" soundtrack CD. Music from the following acts will also be used in the movie as incidentals: CITY OF FIRE, DIVINITY, ALTAR OF PLAGUES, BLOOD OF KINGU, OBSIDIAN, NACHTMYSTIUM, WODENSTHRONE, GNAW THEIR TONGUES, WINTERFYLLETH, DEMONIC RESURRECTION, YAOTL MICTLAN, WOE and ABIGAIL WILLIAMS.
The 75-minute-long "Zombie Driftwood" film follows a small group of people fighting off marauding zombies who get to the Cayman Islands on a mystery cruise ship that shows up with no one on board — or at least, no one alive.
"What I liked was this idea of the cruise ship that disappears in the Bermuda Triangle and appears in North Side with no passengers. There are lots of opportunity for satire, like zombies in Hawaiian shirts and shorts," Carruthers said. "It follows all the conventions of the genre. People get trapped and besieged," he added. "Although the film is about zombies and people being bitten and killed, it also promises plenty of comic relief."
The film makers plan to have the zombie flick ready for release in the U.K. and U.S. in October, in time for Halloween, and to be selling it to the international TV market at MIPCON in Cannes, also in October. "Provisionally, we're looking at Saturday, 25th September for a screening in Cayman," the director said. Alongside Bob Carruthers as producer is David McWhinnie who produced "Obseldia" — winner of the award for "Best Cinematography" at this year's Sundance Festival.
The DVD is set for worldwide release in October via Komet Media.