Writer, Director, Producer and BAFTA winning Actor Stuart Brennan has a plan for the zombie apocalypse and it comes in the form of a critically successful and award winning new movie; Plan Z.
The film that was shot in Scotland, the Isle of Skye, London, Chicago and Verona, Italy has received it’s world premiere recently. The Horrorhound Weekend, which holds the Horrorhound Film Festival as part of the 3 day event, which is the largest horror event in the US, with over 25,000 people in attendance hosted the films first public screening.
With a packed auditorium the film that stars Brennan as a man who has a plan and actions it when a zombie apocalypse breaks out, attended the event: “It was a huge achievement for our film to premiere at such a prestigious film festival. Horrorhound is one of the biggest horror magazines in the US and it’s event is massive. We were blown away by the number of people in attendance.”
The film not only premiered at the event though, it was also nominated in three Award categories; Best Film, Best Actor for Stuart Brennan, as well as Best Director. The latter of which Stuart took home: “Awards act as milestones that your journey in this career is headed in the right direction. To take home Best Director for my professional directing debut, was an incredible honour.”
Mark Paul Wake who starred and produced alongside Stuart was equally impressed by the win: “we all worked so hard on this film and it’s not a Hollywood budget movie, it’s a real independent, so to see it win and get recognised makes all the hard work worth it.”
Plan Z has premiered with the jewel of horror film festivals in the US and came away with one of it’s top prizes, but it certainly isn’t stopping there. The film is also part of the Official Selection of the Canada International Film Festival in Vancouver later this month and has won the Royal Reel Best Foreign Film Award!
“A zombie movie needs to do something right to stand out in this marketplace and so to start off our festival run with two awards back to back, is incredible. Best Foreign Film is a big award to take home and really recognises the superb performances from the cast and the tireless dedication from all the crew. I’m so excited to share this movie with more people.”
Plan Z’s next stop is Hawaii, where it has just been accepted into the Official Selection at the Big Island Film Festival – rated as one of the top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the world by MovieMaker Magazine. Brennan will again be in attendance: “It’s so important to support festivals, as well as your film and I intend to attend as many as I can. Their support and interest in our movie means the world to me.”
Plan Z is produced by Stronghold Europe and is written and directed by Stuart Brennan, Produced by Stuart Brennan, Mark Paul Wake & David Izatt, Post Production provided by Flamingo Post.