Local woman releases Hollywood zombie musical

A Lincolnshire woman’s first feature film – a zombie musical – will be screened in Lincoln this month, having already been shown in cinemas across America.

Tracy Jarvis (nee Pellow) produced her first feature film, a zombie musical called ‘Anna and the Apocalypse’ which was snapped up by MGMs’ Orion and Vertigo.

It was recently released in cinemas across the UK and is due to be shown in Lincoln at The Venue, which is based on the campus of Bishop Grosseteste University, on December 18.

Tracy grew up in Lincolnshire and worked for Lloyds TSB in Skegness and Lincoln for 10 years before setting up London Talent Agency Beresford Management.

Film producer Tracy Jarvis. Photo: Parkhouse Pictures

Beresford Management represents over 100 actors in television, film and theatre and has helped place actors in numerous high profile jobs including The Kingsman and Rocketman.

Along with her partner Steve Jarvis she then created London-based production company Parkhouse Pictures around three years ago.

Since ‘Anna and the Apocalypse’ was snapped up Tracy has filmed two more feature films which are in different stages of post production – horror film ‘Cassette’ as well as a modern adaptation of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.

A still from the film. Photo: Parkhouse Pictures

Anna and the Apocalypse

Anna and the Apocalypse has been compared to Shaun of the Dead meets La La Land, but what is it about?

A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven at Christmas teenager Anna and her high school friends must fight, sing and slash their way to survival.

Teaming up with her best friend John, Anna and her crew fight their way through zombified snowmen, a ravenous bachelor party and high school hormones to try and save family and faculty alike.

Since it was first shown at Frightfest film festival and Sitges film festival, where it won best film, it has received glowing reviews. It was nominated for Scottish BAFTA for best film and best actress.

The film is written by Alan McDonald and Ryan McHenry, with stars such as Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming and Sarah Swire.

In a recent interview Tracy, who has two children, said: “One of the most exciting things for me is to show our film in Lincolnshire where my friends and family live.

“I will be doing a Q & A after showing on the 18th at The Venue so hopefully I’ll get to see some familiar faces in the audience.

“It’s a very male dominated industry, which can at times come with it’s only challenges but it is changing quickly and I am proud to be part of that change.”

Film runs in the family as Tracy’s son Harry Jarvis, 21, was scouted by an agent at 11 years old and has now become a successful actor in. his own right.