Production on Ombis is in full swing, and there’s lots of new stuff to share: Teaser Trailer #2, a video interview with makeup FX artist Phill Beith, and a photo from The Buffalo Comic & Pop Culture Con with John Amplas, star of George A. Romero’s Martin, Creepshow, and Dawn of the Dead.
Ombis is currently a quarter of the way through filming, and the cast and crew have been traveling around the Western New York area gathering interest in the film, which is how they met up with Amplas, a particularly special encounter for the film’s director Adam R. Steigert, as it was Romero’s Dawn that inspired him to go into the film business.
DefTone Pictures Studios’ Ombis is a 1950’s styled sci-fi movie set in modern times. It’s the tale of an invasion of an alien virus which lands via meteorite in the small town of Metzburgh. Metzburgh is a former industrial town whose glory days are long past but whose residents are carrying on with their daily lives: loving each other and living life as best they can. In the midst of this idealistic backdrop, enter the hideous virus Ombis, which is intent on taking over the planet Earth and changing its residents into a host for a new species.
The only thing that can stop Ombis is Nemesis, an alien from the same home planet as the virus who was sent here to contain the alien scourge. The Nemesis’ disregard for the human race puts him in a position to ensure that the Ombis virus will be eradicated since he doesn’t care about collateral damage and will use any means necessary to destroy his enemy. The real story of Ombis, however, is the human struggle of the residents of Metzburgh: to fight for their village and for their very survival.
Ombis is based on a short story by Steigert and was written by him, Janeen Avery, Mark Mendola, and Terry Kimmel. The cast features Richard Satterwhite (Sheriff Thomas Brackett), Sara Manzella (Lucy), Jason John Beebe (Mark), Melyssa Jade (Savannah), Alexander Sloan McBryde (Mr. Gray), and Richard Winiatowski (Nemesis).
For more be sure to visit the official DefTone Pictures Studios website, where you can also sign up to be an extra on the film.
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