Me and My Mates vs the Zombie Apocalypse is a new comedy feature from homegrown director Declan Shrubb, produced by locals Christian Doran and Daniel Sanguineti, and starring some of Australia’s best-known stand-up comics.
Think of it like a low-budget, larrikin version of Shaun Of The Dead. It asks the same question as the Simon Pegg classic – what would happen if we ditched the heroes and instead followed a couple of idiots through the zombie apocalypse?
As Fairfax notes, the tongue-in-cheek film stars comedians Jim Jefferies, Alex Williamson, and Greg Fleet, who play tradies stuck in a telephone exchange as flesh-eating, brain-hungry zombies take over the world.
But fans of Australian hip-hop might notice another familiar face lurking in the shadows of the trailer, none other than MC Eso of multi-platinum, ARIA Award-winning Sydney hip-hop duo Bliss N Eso, who plays a hard-man soldier in the flick.
“The interesting thing is that while Eso’s acting in this, I’m going to be doing all the music for the film,” explained Fleet, “which is probably why it won’t work. I’ve got GarageBand on the computer now… so it’s just going to be me freestyling over the film.”