Moose Jaw zombies hungry for international success

Dustin Gill
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Zombies are walking out of Moose Jaw and onto the international stage.

13 Eerie, a movie filmed entirely in the Moose Jaw area by Minds Eye Entertainment, has just made it through the post-production phase and is now doing the festival circuit around the world.

“Moose Jaw was very good to us,” said Kevin DeWalt, the film’s producer and the CEO of Minds Eye.

He added that the zombie-fuelled horror film was recently screened in seven cities across Germany during the Fantasy Film Festival, where he said it did “very, very well.”

After the Fantasy Film Festival in Germany, the film was taken to Spain, where it just completed screening at the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival.

According to DeWalt, the film has also just been accepted into the Leeds International Film Festival in the U.K. and is waiting to be accepted into the Slamdance Film Festival in Utah.

Slamdance is the largest independent film festival in North America and runs alongside the popular Sundance Film Festival. DeWalt said that being accepted into Slamdance could result in a large U.S. sale for the Saskatchewan product.

But that’s not all. DeWalt said the film will also travel to festivals in Australia, Italy and France before all is said and done.

“The reason why you do a festival circuit is because you want to get an audience reaction, and of course an audience reaction usually garners a critic’s action or media attention,” said DeWalt.

For more of this story pick up Fridays edition of the Times-Herald

Organizations: Leeds International, Times-Herald

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Germany, Spain U.K. Utah North America U.S. Saskatchewan Australia Italy France

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