"Green From the Grave" is a short film being produced for film festivals across Florida

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Those mad about zombies could be cast in "Green From the Grave," an independent short film chock full of dark humor and action. A call for extras and actors is Saturday at Wolfman and Wolfman PA in Melbourne.

"Shooting will begin May 3 and 4 at various locations around Melbourne and Palm Bay," said director Roy Lewis Garton, a veteran actor with a background in television broadcasting.

Rain date is May 10 and 11.

"Green From the Grave" is a short film being produced for film festivals across Florida by Space Coast Film and Talent Group in association with FDMC productions, he added. In addition to the dark humor, the zombie short contains adult language, some violence and gore. While the parts are unpaid, actors and extras will be listed in the credits.

Bring headshots and resumes. For actors who wish to read for a specific part (see below), email roy@floridadudemarketingconcepts.com.

Last week, about 300 people answered a casting call for extras and crew for "The Martial Arts Kid," a movie starring real-life martial arts stars Don "The Dragon" Wilson and Cynthia Rothrock. Filming for that starts in June.

In "Green From the Grave," there are five main characters, two secondary and about five extras needed. Filmmakers also are scouting for two white cars that will have screen time.

Thanks to AMC's smash hit "The Walking Dead" or the local Zombie Walks in downtown Melbourne of years past, pop culture fascination with zombies could help visibility for "Green From the Grave."

"Horror is making a very strong comeback," Garton said. "A lot more visual effects can be created on a cheaper budget today and still look very realistic. The millenniums growing up today have a strong fascination with that.

"I think that's why zombies have such a huge following," he added. "It allows people to go into a fantasy world and still enjoy a good movie."

For more information, call 321-759-7256.

Contact Sangalang at 321-242-3630 or jsangalang@floridatoday.com. Follow Jennifer on Twitter: @byjensangalang

The details

What: Casting for "Green From the Grave"

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

Where: Wolfman and Wolfman PA, 1300 Bedford Drive, Melbourne

Info: Call 321-759-7256 or email roy@floridadudemarketingconcepts.com.

The parts

Deputy Brown: Late 20s or 30s, he's loyal to the sheriff and tries to be by the book but a bit timid at the job. Actor needs to be able to wear a medium- to large uniform shirt and 34-36 pants preferably (supplied) and black shoes (not supplied).

Wife: Mid- to late 30s, an attractive lady who loves her husband, John, but is naive and very curious of his work at the lab. There will be a bedroom scene with the husband. No nudity, but actress will be in a conservative nightie. Must be comfortable doing this. Wardrobe will be a nice dresses, blouse (2 sets) One nightie.

Frank: 30s to early 40s. Hardworking quiet kind of guy who is the wrong place at the wrong time at the lab. Becomes a zombie. Business attire wardrobe. It will become torn and shredded.

Bill: Late 20s party animal who does not take his job at the lab too seriously. Becomes careless. Business attire wardrobe.

John: Mid-30s to early 40s, a well-groomed, in shape, attractive guy who is very businesslike and takes control to eliminate the threat to the area. This role is the main lead. (One bedroom scene calls for bare chested). Business attire wardrobe (2 sets), one set will become dirty and ruffled. Role calls for minor stunt scene tuck and roll.

Young Man: Early 20s (no sides, but auditioning), he's a boyfriend to girl. No lines but will be featured background. Prefer actor who can do own zombie makeup. Bring sample zombie makeup photo. Additional elements will be supplied. Must be comfortable in a somewhat heavy but short kissing scene with actress. Responsible for own wardrobe, which will eventually be cut up.

Young Woman: Early 20s, attractive, in shape, buxom girl (no sides but auditioning). Featured background. No lines, but she will need to scream. Must be comfortable in a short, heavy kissing scene with above actor. Must be comfortable in short skirt and baring parts of mid-section, top, (no nudity) and thigh area while as a Zombie. Prefer actress who can do own zombie makeup. Bring sample makeup photo. Additional elements will be supplied. Responsible for own wardrobe, which will be eventually cut up.

Background extras

-- Two lab techs (jackets provided)

-- Two crime scene people (wardrobe provided)

-- One security gate military guard (wardrobe provided or bring own camo clothes and boots). Preferred muscular guy with no facial hair or visible tattoos.

Extras will work May 3, weather permitting.

Vehicles needed

Late model Crown Victorias or similar. Two white cars needed on May 3 and 10 with a possible holdover on May 11. Screen credit, DVD credit, and food provided. Owners must be comfortable having magnetics applied and temporary overhead lights put on top for a sheriff's car. Lights have their own power supply. No molding on doors, please. Cars will remain stationary with the exception of two short low-speed scenes. Cars will not be driven on public highways or streets and will be under strict controlled situations. An actor will drive one car in a short parking lot-controlled shot. Owners can remain with cars at all times.

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