I've not blogged for so long, you'd be forgiven for thinking I'd had my fingers cut off in a bizarre gardening accident, but today I re-open the Misssives front door.
We've been busy, us Flying Martinis. None more so than the beasts themselves, who have been making films. Last year Indy, Betty and co made a short film called My Granda is a Zombie. It's a short factual piece about their fears that their actual Granda might be an actual zombie. Apparently it's a common problem grandchildren have. Over about 4 weeks they secretly filmed the man in action (or lack of) and on his 65th birthday presented him with their film as a birthday present. He is still non-plussed as to how they did it (a common zombie symptom).
Last month they entered the film into a project called We Are Northern Lights which is looking for footage from all over Scotland to make a feature length documentary about us folks here- think Britain in a Day but Scotland, and not in a day...We've been submitting wee films like mad- and to be honest, I'm going to miss the project when it's over. It's been great. You should do it.
There's a competition element to the project and the kids have made it their mission to win The People's Choice Award. it is the only award in the project that is voted for by the public. At the time of writing the kids have 1178 votes which is unbelievable. Team Zombie have been canvassing votes in all sorts of ways- we've been facebooking, tweeting, we've been sending out leaflets, we've had the kids' schools involved we've even made a Zombie Granda campaign video AND you can follow @ZombieGranda on twitter.
But we've a problem. We have rivals. Despite being in a healthy lead for about a month, another film beat us overnight. A film from students in St Andrews. We don't know quite how they did it but we are not beaten yet. We have 3 days til the deadline and at the moment we are in second place. Second place! Nooooo!
So I humbly ask you- could you vote for Team Zombie. You'd make a 14 year old, a 12 year old, two 9 year olds and a 6 year old very happy (and a 40 something year old pushy mum..) Unlike most competitions there's no annoying registration or anything- it's a two click job- click THIS LINK and then press vote. Job's a god un!
And if you had a laugh watching My Granda's a Zombie- pass it on- we need all the votes we can get. Even though Granda went on the rampage to eat the brains of those St Andrews students (watch this news footage for evidence) their votes are still going up. Making children cry, they are!
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