Preston-based Petrol Can Productions to release re-imagining of horror classic ‘Night of the Living Dead’

Posted on - 15th December, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Education, Preston News, UCLan
Elise Heaney (L) is the Production designer and Hannah Gowdy (R) is art department runner

Petrol Can Productions are currently working on a re-imagining of the 1968 horror classic ‘Night of the Living Dead’, which they hope to release towards the end of 2021.


Petrol Can Productions are film students at UCLan, and so they are planning to shoot across Lancashire.

They are looking forward to the challenge of filming during the current ever-changing restrictions on various regions surrounding the university, where students would usually freely produce film and television related content.

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The film is based on a deadly virus which is released upon the world, and the dead begin to rise as a result.

A group of friends find themselves fighting to survive not only the night and the encroaching undead, but also their own dark histories and personal demons.

The students working on the adaptation are currently the only film university within the UK currently producing a feature film.

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This means they are in a unique situation where they are dealing with the stress that comes from making a film, mixed with the new ever-changing environment which nobody predicated before beginning production.

Director of Dead Good Night, Nikita Bruce, said: “We’re currently in a unique situation where we are one of the only universities in the UK still working on films during the current restrictions placed on us.

“This is both a very exciting and nerve wrecking time for us as students but our passion for what we do keeps us going throughout.”

The film crew began work on the film during the summer of 2020, and have been working on it constantly throughout their first term at university.

They have launched an IndieGoGo which has seen traction, but the group are seeking additional funds in order to make their desired budget.

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