Gangsters, Guns and Zombies (2012)

Gangsters, Guns & Zombies movie poster

Gangsters, Guns & Zombies movie poster © LMV Productions

Director: Matt Mitchell

Writer: Matt and Taliesyn Mitchell

Starring: Vincent Jerome, Huggy Leaver, Fabrizio Santino, Cassandra Orhan, Frank Rizzo, Charlie Rawes

Production Company: LMV Productions

Kent Locations: Swanscome and Whitstable

Gangsters, Guns and Zombies is a horror film about Q (Vincent Jerome), a getaway driver for a group of gangsters who finds himself up against an unexpected enemy when his latest job coincides with the start of a zombie apocalypse.

The film is directed by Matt Mitchell (Quackers, The Rizen) and stars Vincent Jerome (Need to Know, The Few), Huggy Leaver (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Fast & Furious 6), Fabrizio Santino (Captain America: The First Avenger, Hollyoaks) Cassandra Orhan (It Never Sleeps, Breathe), Frank Rizzo (Doghouse, Run Away with Me) and Charlie Rawes (Skiptrace, Olive Green).

The production visited Kent where they filmed at Manor Way Business Park in Swanscombe which the location for the first safe-house visited by Q and the gang before it is attacked by zombies. The business park was also used as a stand in for an abandoned hospital and car park.

Gangsters, Guns & Zombies screenshot © LMV Productions

Gangsters, Guns & Zombies screenshot © LMV Productions

Whitstable Harbour also features heavily in the film’s climax involving Q and the other survivor’s desperate attempts to seek a boat in order to escape the country.

Swanscombe is a town in the Dartford district of Kent which is a historic market town with a rich industrial heritage and Bluewater, one of the largest shopping centres in Europe. Don’t Tell the Bride (2013), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2010) and Oscar winning Short Film Wasp (2003) have previously filmed in the Dartford area.

Whitstable is a seaside town near Canterbury, famous for its annual Oyster Festival as well as the delightful harbour, shingle beach, busy high street and strong arts and culture scene. Terry and Mason’s Great Food Trip (2015), James May’s Man Lab (2013) and Tipping The Velvet (2002) have previously chosen to film in Whitstable.

This film was originally released in cinemas on 2nd October 2012 and is now available to buy on DVD or through online purchase.

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For more information about filming in Kent email: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information about the film: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2151633/

For more information about Dartford: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/destinations/gravesend-and-dartford/6892

For more information about Whitstable: http://www.canterbury.co.uk/canterbury-district/Whitstable.aspx

MMFor more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2