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platoon of the dead

Platoon of the Dead

I was the camera/lights/sound guy on this horror action flick written and directed by John Bowker. I also directed for a day and helped with sound effects, make-up, props and still photography. Check out Tempe Entertainment for more info.


Click the image above to check out my ridiculously detailed Production Diary for Platoon of the Dead!



Me, Tom Stedham, Ariauna Albright and writer/director John Bowker. Tom flew in from Alabama and Ariauna flew in from Los Angeles. The rest of the cast were local.


Cast & crew at the "zombie house" in Peoria, Oregon


John needs more sleep! Ariauna was a trooper, handling boom duties most of the time she wasn't in front of the camera.


Wild & crazy...nice tattoo.


Setting up the "barf shot." Ariauna could do it, but she didn't want to see any playback!


Make-up on Michelle by Rob Merickel


Two tough chicks with a gun


Special effects on Johnathan by Rob Merickel


It was cold up in the woods!


My wife's lasagna was a big hit!


Master and apprentice - me guiding my friend's teenage son in the art of shooting behind-the-scenes video


Zombie bride I did make-up on


John and I having a calm discussion about the next scene


Tom convincing me that he needs more screen time....


Eeeeeeeww!!! A rotting zombie soldier effect by me


Their lips are sealed


Ariauna models her severed zombie soldier arm


Make-up on Lisa by me


Our heroes, Chris, Tom and Tyler


Zombie babes!


Lewis the zombie soldier and I (make-up by Rob Merickel)


Make-up on Marie by me


Shooting the "Pile of Bones" scene.


Make-up on Lisa by me


Tom playing it up extra creepy with Amanda


I don't know what was going on here. I was in the other room. Really.


Me with Michelle. She looks so serious!


Tom Stedham, me and Ariauna Albright. Good times. Good times.


Rob had the right idea, bringing his own chair, blanket, umbrella and handheld game for the December outdoor shoot!


Me and the zombie army!


John and I work out the next shot.


Down in the mud - getting cool shots off the road.


Platoon of the Dead!!!