In a world where the epicenter of the zombie virus outbreak is the historical community of
Actor and filmmaker
The award-winning 30-minute short, which is the basis for his upcoming feature, is packaged with this story on TribDem.com.
"It's basically 'Shaun of the Dead' meets 'Mad Max,' " he said. "You get to see the characters escape
The whole town is getting into character. Locals will recognize the aforementioned spots as well as Frank's
Mulliken said the county
"The entire chamber and borough have really opened their arms to us," he said. In the initial draft of his script, the setting was "
Mulliken has lived in
His time on the set of AMC's "Breaking Bad" was brief, but it was his first TV gig. Now, he's shooting for the big screen and he wants the region in his close-up. "Meltdown" comes right on the heels of
Like Murphy, Mulliken said he wants the movie to champion the area. He'd also like "Meltdown" to debut in
"There's almost that childlike sensation of 'Oh, someone's shooting a movie here,' " he said.
"It just amplifies it when an entire community backs you. ... I want everybody to feel it's as much their movie as it is mine."
Shooting will wrap on Sunday, he said. At
"If they want to know something specific about camera work, acting, effects, directing, writing -- we'll have the cast and crew all there," Mulliken said.
"It should be a pretty fun event."
For more information, visit MeltdownMovie.net, or search "Meltdown Feature" on Facebook. Get a taste of Mulliken's film by watching the 30-minute short on TribDem.com.
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