The casting call is sounding for 500 zombies, needed by filmmaker Leigh Ormsby for his latest horror The Last Hope.

Ormsby needs extras for one of the largest action scenes to be filmed in Victoria including the western suburbs.

The Last Hope features a post-apocalyptic world invaded by zombies, and tracks foreign survivors who arrive in Australia by boat.

Ormsby says the script doesn’t aim to take a stance.

“It just helps to start the conversation about what we do in certain situations,” he says. “We’re pushing the limits on everything we know.”

Ormsby, with a team of close friends and film buffs, crowdfunded to get the $3000 project off the ground, and is funnelling earnings from his day job at a bank for the rest.

“It was a short film, originally for fun, but it’s just grown into something so much bigger than we anticipated,” Ormsby says.

“We wanted to make a movie that changes the view of the Melbourne independent film industry.”

The Last Hope is expected to screen in cinemas next year. Contact: