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PUBLISHED: 17:13 06 May 2009 | UPDATED: 11:50 12 August 2010

DEAD GOOD: Antony Lane and Ken Russell.

DEAD GOOD: Antony Lane and Ken Russell.

A ZOMBIE movie filmmaker who has already recruited legendary director Ken Russell is appealing for people to donate toward his production costs.

A ZOMBIE movie filmmaker who has already recruited legendary director Ken Russell is appealing for people to donate toward his production costs.

Antony Lane, 30, of Buttermere Road, Orpington, launched a website called the Indywood Project last Friday to raise £100,000 for his forthcoming production, Invasion of the Not Quite Dead, billed as a darker version of Shaun of the Dead. Ken Russell has taken on the role of consulting executive producer, Dusk till Dawn actor Tom Savini will play one of the main parts and Little Britain star David Walliams has indicated he wants to read the script. One of Britain's most famous porn actors, Lindsay Honey, aka Ben Dover, has also been offered a part.

Mr Lane said: "I'm fairly confident that we will get all the money. The more we get, the better the film will be and the more famous people we can have in it.

"It has quite a quirky concept that hasn't been done before. I can't really say anymore than that in case somebody copies it. There has already been a huge amount of interest from fans on the internet.

"I'm hoping that filming will start in January or February 2010 and that we can get a Halloween 2010 release date, although I don't know if that's realistic."

A graduate of the International Film School Wales, Mr Lane originally started planning the project in 2007 but only finished the script earlier this year. He is keen to start scouting for locations as soon as possible and is considering Chislehurst Caves.

He said: "That would be great. I need to get in touch with the people who own them."

Mr Lane has also garnered support from Bromley Mytime, which has partnered up with the project and is donating £1,000 towards the filming costs. Arts Development Manager at Bromley Mytime, Kiaran Hall, said: "The Indywood Project is a really exciting opportunity for young people across the borough to be involved first hand with the creation of a major feature film. This two-year long project has already gained considerable credibility and industry attention and Bromley Mytime are pleased to be working in partnership with writer and director Antony Lane to put Bromley firmly on the filming map."

l To find out more about

the film and to donate, visit www.indywoodproject.co.uk.

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