They’re alive

Daily adventures

Hello, all.   First, I must apologize for the delay in writing.  It’s been a crazy few weeks but that’s no excuse.   I’ll do my best moving forward not to let this happen again.

Prince David Osei and me

On Tuesday evening I attended the red carpet premiere of THE DEAD, a West African–set zombie feature that was co-directed and written by U.K. natives (and brothers) Howard J. Ford and Jon Ford.  It’s about an American mercenary (played by Rob Freeman) and African soldier (actor Prince David Osei) who join forces to battle the living dead.

THE DEAD is being touted as one of the most unique zombie movies of all time.  Why?  Don’t ask me.   I’m not a fan of scary movies, let alone zombie movies, but this is what I heard from some key people involved in the movie.   The film is unique in that it was shot in never-before-seen locations in Burkina Faso, French-speaking West Africa, and Ghana, including the Sahara Desert.   I overheard producers talking about the harsh and life-threatening climate for the cast and crew in making this film, e.g., the lead actor almost died of malaria, muggings by gun point and an attempted kidnapping.

According to other attendees (again, I would NOT know), THE DEAD abides by true Living Dead conventions.  Whereas many movies in this genre like 28 Days Later show fast-moving zombies, and take on an action movie feel, THE DEAD portrays slow-moving George Romero-type zombies.  So if you’re a fan of zombie lore, this would be one for you.

After the screening, my girlfriend and I attended the after party at Infusion Lounge and mingled with industry folk.   Unfortunately, there was no dancing on my part (I recently sustained a neck inquiry and it’s putting the kibosh on many of my fav activities.), so the crowd did not get to see any of my famous Martell moves.

The movie opens today in San Francisco, San Jose and Austin.   To view the trailer, click here:


  1. I am really impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it is rare to see a nice blog like this one nowadays..

    • Kristin Martell says:

      Kimberlie, thanks for the feedback. As a new blogger, this is great to hear and keeps me motivated to continue on. I didn’t design the blog — it was done by Steve Conley ( He’s an amazing website designer and much more.

Leave a Comment

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>