Be a zombie extra in Cockneys Vs Zombies!

James Moran, scriptwriter extraordinaire, who was worked on Doctor Who, Torchwood, Primeval, Severance and Spooks needs your help on the new film he’s written called Cockneys Vs Zombies. Now as far as I’m concerned anything called Cockneys Vs Zombies is a must watch in my book. Anyway James is after some extras for the film so check out the press release below for all the info.

Be a zombie extra in Cockneys Vs Zombies


Cockneys Vs Zombies, a horror comedy movie written by me and directed by Matthias Hoene, starts shooting in London very soon, and several scenes are going to require zombie extras – a lot of them. A hell of a lot. And that’s where you come in.

Any time I mention the movie to people, the first question they ask is “can I be a zombie??” Well, yes! The more the merrier, to successfully create a proper, full-on, shambling zombie outbreak.

Here are the details, from the fantastic extras casting co-ordinators The Lynch Mob:

People in the UK are being given the chance to play extras in the new film Cockneys vs Zombies which will be shot at various locations around the city of London during March and April.

We’re looking for men and women – preferably those over 18 – to become involved in the film as extras. We need an eclectic bunch of people of all shapes, sizes, races, and ages, to represent modern day Britain. We need people that are happy wearing suits, or jeans, or even shorts and t-shirts. For some there will be a chance of doing a couple of days but most will be needed for just one or two days.

Have you ever wanted to know what it’s like being on a film set, to eat with the cast and crew and be part of the action as the drama unfolds? Well now’s your chance. Although there will be no payment, those volunteering as extras will be fed and watered while on set.

If you are interested, email us a recent photograph (doesn’t have to be professional, anything recent that shows you clearly is fine) with your name, age and contact details (address and phone number) and send it to[email protected] – we’ll get back to you and fill you in on everything else you need to know.

So there you go. If you like the sound of that, then fire up your electric computer machine, and email them. Don’t email or contact me about it, I have no other information! Come and be a zombie in a movie what I wrote!


Q: What days will I be needed?

A: Don’t know yet, schedule’s still being worked out. They’ll let you know.

Q: I’ve got (insert interesting outfit/look/uniform here), can I be an extra too?

A: Probably, we need lots of variety. Email and find out!

Q: Will I be seen on screen?

A: I have no way of knowing that. You might be right up front, you might be at the back. And you’ll be standing around for hours. But you’ll get to be part of the zombie hordes, and will *probably* be able to point yourself out on screen to your friends and family. Either way, you’ll have a really strange, interesting day or two!

Q: Will I need to take time off work? What are the hours?

A: Movies tend to shoot 5 or 6 day weeks, and can be from 8am to 6pm (or any time in between), or sometimes at night (I think there’s one night extras scene, but it may get changed). You’d need to be free or book time off work. They’ll let you know when it’ll be, so you can plan ahead.

Q: I have more questions related to casting.

A: That’s not a question. But email the casting people, they’ll know.

Q: Can I–

A: I have no power to get you jobs, parts, etc etc. If open jobs come up that I can pass on, I will, but it probably won’t happen.

Q: Are they fast zombies or slow zombies?

A: Slow zombies. We’re doing it old school.

Q: What’s the movie about?

A: Er… did you not read the title?? Okay, there’s a zombie outbreak in the East End, and a bunch of Cockneys are caught up in it during the worst bank robbery in the world. Mayhem ensues. There’s much more to it than that, but we don’t want to spoil all our surprises yet. There’s a lot of scares, humour, quirky characters, swearing, and zombie splatter. But it’s all in the best possible taste.

Q: Who wins, the Cockneys or the Zombies?

A: Are you seriously asking that?? But that would give the ending away! You’re one of those people who reads the last page of a book first, aren’t you?? GET OUT! GET OUT OF THIS PAGE!

GS Reporter: Nuge

Source: James Moran

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One comment

  1. montoc1701 /

    I have already been cast in the movie last week so look forward to seeing who else is gonna be there as an extra from our family of geeks. They told me I looked perfect for a zombie. What do you think that means????

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