By John Hartley
Glam metal vocalist and film-maker Lord Zion, of the band SPiT LiKE THiS, having relocated from the South East to the wild vastness of Kirkhaugh, just over the border from Alston, has sent out a plea to local film crews to help him out with a brand new horror movie he intends to shoot in the region.
Zion has been fronting his band’s particular brand of Shock ‘n’ Roll since 2003, but last year wrote, produced, directed, and starred in his first feature-film, the comedy-horror ‘Meet The Cadavers’. Having taken the trailer to Cannes to talk with distributors, ‘Meet The Cadavers’ is now being edited, but Zion is already developing a new horror feature. The new film project, ‘The House on High Row’, has been inspired by his move to a 17th-Century Bastle House, a fortified farmhouse typical of an era dominated by the Border Reivers, and will involve location shooting around Kirkhaugh, Alston, and in the surrounding area.
The move north has left Zion without his trusted film-making crew, and he would be delighted to hear from local people with film experience, and even people eager to take their first steps in film-making.
“I’m wanting to make this part of the world my permanent home and, as my future lies in filmmaking, it would be great to establish some kind of local crew – maybe even a cooperative – of like-minded filmmakers to join me on this adventure, and many more!”
Zion can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.