Film Production Club to produce post-apocalyptic film

Mitchell Grogg

Shooting dates have been set for a WKU Film Production Club work focusing on two characters caught in a dire situation.

The club expects to begin filming in late March, and eventually, present it at WKU’s Film Festival in April.

“It involves a vampire, two guys and a bullet,” said Louisville sophomore Michael Shannon, who is serving as an editor and prop manager for the film.

The “two guys” Shannon mentioned are trapped in a situation where they must decide who will eventually be able to leave for the outside world.

The film’s title is “Bullet,” and it is based in a post-apocalyptic world — a fascination for many in the club.

“I’ve always been a fan of post-apocalypse,” Shannon said.

For the film’s writer, Maysville junior Cameron Carpenter, the project is a chance for his writing to actually be put into production.

The writing on which the screenplay is based is not a new one for Carpenter. He wrote the original short story that provided the base for the film’s script in middle school.

“I’ve always had an admiration for the spooky and vampires,” he said.

The plot has also evolved from its short story origins since Carpenter found the old story and reworked it into a screenplay.

“Now it’s much more about the relationship between the characters,” he said. “When I originally wrote it, it was about the horror element of the unknown outside and being afraid of vampires and things, and then I really wanted to go back and develop it.”