Filming is now underway on the zombie apocalypse film, The Clearing, starring Spartacus‘ Liam McIntyre. The cast of the horror film also includes Sydelle Noel (GLOW, Black Panther), Steven Swadling (Point Defiance), and Aundrea Smith. Dave Matalon wrote the script and is directing, with Mark Mathias Sayre (Doubting Thomas), Jonathan Piumelli (Waterlily Jaguar), Christopher Wolfe, and Steven Swadling producing. Ryan O’Quinn, Wes Halula, and Michael Davis are on board as executive producers.
The Clearing, a Lexicon Entertainment and Room in the Sky Films production, is shooting throughout Los Angeles in remote areas.
“I was interested in bringing back the classic horror-action films I loved as a kid in the ’80s and ’90s,” said director Dave Matalon. “Movies that were full of chills and thrills, but at their heart were about deeply personal relationships and family. I’m so proud to have been able to have such an amazing cast and crew. Liam McIntyre’s incredible dedication and professionalism. Director of Photography Olivia Kuan’s keen eye, and the entire crew’s commitment to making The Clearing. It will be a very ambitious shoot on a tight deadline, and we could not have attempted it without each and every member of our team.”
The Plot: The Clearing is set at the dawn of the zombie apocalypse. Amid tensions between Tom (McIntyre) and his wife (Noel) over his parental responsibilities and the time he spends with his young daughter Mira (Smith), Tom takes Mira on a camping trip, only to discover the impending disaster, trapping the pair in…The Clearing. Will Mira’s recently learned backwoods and orienteering skills help her survive the onslaught of the infected and rejoin her father, who is using every physical and intellectual tool at his disposal to hold the horde at bay?