Make My Movie

NZFC / NZ On Air / present... the MAKE MY MOVIE project. Our proud history of profound, progressive & potty thinking: Splittng the Atom / Women Getting the Vote / the Zorb and now we have another world first: the MAKE MY MOVIE project

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Zombie PM

A “Everybody Panic Productions” FILM
WRITTEN BY Mike Gwyther

A political satire that just-so-happens to have zombies in it, Zombie PM delves into the dark heart of the political machine, and disembowels it.

A fly-on-the-wall documentary team follows the Prime Minister of New Zealand to the opening of a pet food factory. His team of spin-doctors suggest he holds a kitten while they cut the ribbon. When 'Pebbles' bites him, he foolishly thinks nothing of it.

The PM and his entourage return to Wellington to prepare for the upcoming election, where they hope to maintain their grip over the electorate and enjoy another four years in power.

Kate Jones, the film crew's highly ambitious director, begins to notice changes in the PM's demeanour, starting with slurred speech, and a preference for bloody steak.

As the PM's strange behaviour escalates – and the election looms ever close – his PR team swoop, restricting reporters' time with him, favouring short TV performances instead.

However, his new monosyllabic style hits a nerve with the electorate and
his ratings soar. Smelling victory, his PR vultures close-in, banning Kate's team from filming.

In anger Kate turns detective and returns to the pet food factory to find the cause. What she uncovers leaves no doubt. New Zealand has a Zombie PM.

The film crew rush to the Bee Hive, but arrive too late to save the Chinese Ambassador, who stumbles from a meeting with the PM, minus one leg, and with a disturbing slur of his own.

Even this doesn't put-off his PR team, who forcibly remove Cassie from the building.

It's time to do something drastic when the PM decides to host a meeting of the UN in Wellington. With the world's leaders congregated in one room she fears what could be next on the political agenda: an entire world run by zombies.