My daughter Sarah is studying film and fine arts at university. For her final project, she had to put together a book trailer, so she settled on a novel I wrote for her in 2015 called What We Left Behind. Sarah’s always been a big Walking Dead fan, so I penned this zombie novel and it won a Kindle Scout award. Seeing her and her university team bringing it to life, though, has been astonishing. Their passion and enthusiasm is refreshing. The final cut will even have an original music score!

Once the trailer is complete, we’ll put it in front of a few producers and see what happens from there.

Here are some behind-the-scenes shots…

Don’t go in there! What are you thinking?
Lights, camera, action!
The production crew was totally professional. You wouldn’t think they were students
There was a team of six special effects makeup artists on the crew
This is between scenes, adding a headshot before filming the zombie falling
It’s just a flesh wound
He seems nice
Here’s Sarah filming at Hinze Dam
True story: Mary Shelley (the author of Frankenstein) kept her husband’s heart in a jar on her writing desk!

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