Month: December 2013

Tuscaloosa News Covers TCF Zombies

More coverage of the TCF zom-com:

University of Alabama students film pilot episode for TV show about zombie chasers
By Ashley Chaffin

Published: Monday, December 9, 2013 at 3:30 a.m.

The Super Skate on McFarland Boulevard turned into a dispatch center for a ragtag team of zombie chasers last week as production students from the University of Alabama Telecommunication and Film Department shot a pilot for their television show titled “Zom-Com.”

The show follows a team of people who go on various jobs chasing zombies to collect data about them.

“In the pilot, they botch one of their jobs and bring back incomplete data, so they don’t get paid as much,” Adam Schwartz, assistant professor in the TCF department, said. “To try to make up for that, they accept what is known throughout the zombie-chaser community as a suicide mission. The pilot follows them on that mission.”

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UA class filming zombie show in Tuscaloosa

“TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) – They have plagued movies, television, and books for decades; but now, the zombie apocalypse has hit Alabama.

Around 30 of the walkers were spotted at the University of Alabama Arboretum early in the week. Witnesses say there was blood everywhere as the creatures stalked down through the woods towards a camera crew.

Yes, a camera crew. The zombies that have been lurking around the university’s campus this week are extras in a new television pilot called, “Zom-Com.”

The 22-minute program is a collaboration between two [TCF] classes at the University of Alabama. One, is an advanced television production class. The other is a zombie culture class.”

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