CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Pocahontas County High School junior Joey Friel has recently completed the script for his first movie, "Forsaken."
It is about a normal guy trying to survive the zombie apocalypse while protecting his respiratory crippled daughter. Through a twisted plot of struggle, romance and violence, the antagonist is eventually eradicated in a final epic battle.
Friel said he has always been intrigued by zombies and was inspired by the recent pop culture popularity of zombies and the impending zombie apocalypse. He is very excited about the movie, especially about sharing his ideas and seeing if they appeal to a mass audience.
He said there are many things to consider about filming, like effects and location. When asked what his biggest worry is, he laughed and said, "Which one?"
He then noted that his most prominent worry is that the movie has no budget.
He plans for it to be shown at a school assembly at most. It should be done by the end of the school year and should last between 20-45 minutes, although now that filming has begun, Friel said the length might expand.
He has a large crew helping and supporting the movie. The school newspaper has volunteered to help with advertising, and Friel has contacted music producers for permission to use their pieces. Teachers have volunteered to help with the movie, and a few students have volunteered to act.