Police were called to reports of a murder in Perth city centre – only to find filmmakers shooting a zombie movie.
Burn Hand Productions were shooting ‘Plan Z’ a story of a Dunfermline man’s experiences during a zombie apocalypse when police showed up to investigate.
Founding member of Burn Hand Productions, Stuart Brennan, said: “The police turned up because people thought there was a murder and an ambulance came along to see if we needed help with all the bloody people around. Everyone was very amused.
“We had members of the public coming along asking for photographs with the actors. We had people all covered in blood and wielding weapons so there was a lot of interest in what was going on.”
The story of the movie centres on a Dunfermline man who makes a plan for what he would do in the event of a zombie apocalypse and is then forced to put the plan into action when the apocalypse actually happens. Burn Hand have been shooting all around Scotland, including Dunfermline, Perth, Loch Ness and the Isle of Skye.
Brennan continued: “We’ve wanted to stay out of Glasgow and Edinburgh because a lot of films are shot there and I think it’s more realistic to set things in places like Perth and Dunfermline. Less glamour maybe, but it appeals to people because they can see places they recognise and the film can show places that people might like to visit.
“We’ve been shooting around the waterfront in Perth early this morning and all around the streets and alleys. It’s really been a wonderful experience working up here the people in Scotland have been warm and shown real kindness.
“It’s the first time I’ve shot in Scotland and it’s been fantastic. There are not enough films being made up here because there is a real pool of talent and I’ve been really impressed.”
Stuart plans to shoot more films in the area and is scheduled to return in August to film a drama with “less blood, more smiles”. Burn Hand have also been working on a film with Martin Scorcese, which is currently in production.