Sunday, June 19, 2011

World Premiere Music Video!

Watch the World Premiere of Crisis in Hollywood's 
featuring exclusive footage from
Tuesday, February 22nd

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Conor McCullagh wins SyFy's Face Off!

Congratulations to Conor McCullagh, Opening Night of the Living Dead's Makeup Effects Designer for winning SyFy's hit makeup effects reality show Face Off. In addition to leading Joe Blasco's makeup team and creating many striking zombie effects, Conor created the stunning Zombie No. 1 featured in the new ONLD teaser video. We look forward to working with Conor in the future and can't wait to see what he does next.

ONLD's Makeup Effects Designer, Conor McCullagh

Conor and the cast of SyFy's Face Off

Conor with Danny Trejo on the set of ONLD!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Danny Trejo Appears In Zombie Film

Director Brian Bazala, Adam Lytle, Danny Trejo, and Producer Jay Lavely

Danny Trejo, who recently appeared in the smash hit film Machete directed by Robert Rodriguez has signed on as a featured character in the Zombie horror-comedy Opening Night of the Living Dead.

Danny was on set this weekend in Groveland, Florida at the Kim Kahana Stunt Ranch shooting several scenes from the film, fresh from an appearance at the local horror convention, Spooky Empire.

"Having Danny in the film just takes it to another level," commented Producer Jay Lavely.  "He's Machete -- but he transcends the genre because he's also a great dramatic actor and has comedic appeal as well from his work on the Spy Kids films."

Trejo with Director Brian Bazala
Director Brian Bazala frantically wrote new dialogue for the actor.  "It's Danny Trejo -- so I really wanted to tailor the character for him.  He did not disappoint."  Bazala also added that "Danny's got to be once of the nicest, most gracious actors in the business."  Bazala also said Trejo was "extremely complimentary" and put the entire crew at ease, shooting around his tight schedule for the weekend.

Opening Night of the Living Dead will be shot in and around Orlando, Florida and features makeup by Joe Blasco.

Danny Trejo attacked by the Living Dead (Adam Lytle)
A zombie's worst nightmare
Photo Credit:  Jared Clemons

Thursday, October 7, 2010

From the Set: Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Director Brian Bazala gives the latest update on the Halloween Horror Zombie Film Opening Night of the Living Dead from Kahanas Stunt School . The film features makeup by Joe Blasco.

Today we broke ground on our cemetery installing realistic foam headstones. Producer Jay Lavely also arrived to survey the situation (he's behind the camera in this clip!).

Behind the Scenes: Making Foam Headstones, Part 3

Making Foam Headstones for the Halloween Zombie Movie Opening Night of the Living Dead featuring Danny Trejo with horror makeup by Joe Blasco, shot in Orlando.

In Part 3, Scenic Designer Molly Pearce puts the finishing touches on the prop headstones with a little faux painting.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Behind the Scenes: Making Foam Headstones, Part 2

Making Foam Headstones for the Halloween Zombie Movie Opening Night of the Living Dead featuring horror makeup by Joe Blasco.

In Part 2, Scenic Designer Molly Pearce adds some authentic detail to the primed foam headstones.