The unpaid working for the undead?
Blog Guy, I really want to get into the movie business. Can you help me out?
I suppose I can pull a few strings and get you an unpaid production assistant job on “World War Z,” that new zombie movie starring Brad Pitt.
Wow! I would get to be Brad Pitt’s assistant?
Slow down, Speedy! No, you get to assist the zombies. Stack them in a truck, drive them from scene to scene, use a pitchfork to put them where they belong, and so on.
Hardly. They may be the walking dead, but they are still stars who want to be pampered.
This sounds like very menial work, Blog Guy. I wanted to use my brains.
Trust me, when you’re working with zombies that isn’t really what you want.
So to make sure I understand, this is an unpaid grunt job, waiting on zombies? Any advice for me?
Yeah, take an umbrella to the set every day.
Why would I always need an umbrella?
You know what they say about working with Zombies. “When it brains, it pours…”
Top: Models of corpses arrive on the back of a truck on the film set of World War Z in Valletta June 21, 2011.
Left: A film crew member carries models of corpses on the film set of World War Z in Valletta June 21, 2011.
A film extra dressed as a zombie takes an umbrella on the film set of World War Z in Valletta June 21, 2011.
REUTERS photos by Darrin Zammit Lupi