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Local Filmmakers Remake 'Night of the Living Dead'

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Halifax Co., VA - You may think you know the story, but fans of the original will find a few surprises in this wild ride of a remake.

Josh Perkins came together with Lewis Guthrie to make the film with money out of their own pockets.

Their filming locations in Halifax County were donated, and they held a casting call for actors who would be willing to donate their time.

"It was actually pretty interesting to meet a lot of people that were interested in this project. We had a lot of great people come in, " Perkins said.

Guthrie is studying cinematography at Liberty University, but he got his start in the Business of Art and Design program at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center.

When program officials found out about his latest project, they were happy to support one of their own.

"He came in as a high schooler. To see him grow through that whole project is just unbelievable, " said Student Services Director Amy Cole.

Not only did the cast and crew have lots of fun while filming this summer, they developed their skills and made connections to springboard their careers.

Paul Streeter is one of the lead actors in the film, hoping to one day make this a full time job.
He hopes Thursday's premiere will inspire others like himself and the film's leaders to pursue their dreams.

"You don't all the time have to live in Los Angeles or New York or a lot of the major cities to have a dream and make it happen. Sometimes it's good to just start where you are and pursue your passions, " Streeter said. 

The film will premiere Thursday at the Higher Ed Center in South Boston. There will be two showings, at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

All proceeds from the $5 admission fee will go to Children's Miracle Network.

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Halifax Co., VA - Two local filmmakers remade a cult classic just in time for Halloween.

The duo, Director Lewis Guthrie and Producer Josh Perkins, will show their "Night of the Living Dead - Reboot" this Thursday at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC).

Guthrie graduated from a digital arts program at the SVHEC, a collaboration with Danville Community College, and he's demonstrating what he's learned in the film that features a cast of local actors.

ABC 13 caught up with the filmmakers to find out just how much time and effort went into the gory remake. Best of all, they say proceeds from ticket sales are going to a good cause.

Watch ABC 13 News for more.

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