Bullets for the Dead is a feature film being produced by Visionquest Entertainment in association with the Griffith Film School in Brisbane Australia.
The film was born out of the film school, where in 2011, a bunch of final year students made a 3 minute zombie western short as part of a genre strand under the tutelage of Spanish director Alberto Sciamma.
Alberto thought it would make a good feature film and pitched it to friend and sales agent Michael Cowan at Stealth Media Group in the UK. Michael agreed. So did the film school, and the four key players in the short enrolled in the Masters program to develop the film.
In need of a producer, and in a less-than-six-degrees-of-separation moment, Michael rang Brisbane producer Cathy Rodda who he’d just been working with on Iron Sky to see if she’d be interested in producing. It was a great pitch, a no-brainer, so to speak.
And so the project was picked up by Visionquest where Cathy now works and Griffith Film School (GFS) committed to the project with a facilities deal. The original four are long graduated now, but the philosophy of new blood in old hands underpins the production. Student interns are working alongside seasoned professionals to learn their craft, earn a professional feature film credit, and gain a leg up into the industry.