Ella Hunt, the star of Christmas zombie musical Anna And The Apocalypse, has been named the Screen International Frightfest Genre Rising Star 2018 at a ceremony held at Arrow Video FrightFest on Monday August 27.
Hunt takes the central role in John McPhail’s Anna And The Apocalypse, which sees a sleepy Scottish town being besieged by zombies in the run-up to Christmas. Anna and her friends dance, sing and slay their way through the undead as they battle to reach their families.
The other names on the shortlist were Sam Gittins, star of Johnny Kevorkian’s sci-fi thriller Await Further Instructions; Aislinn Clarke, director of 1960s Irish chiller The Devil’s Doorway; Mike Mort, director of claymation horror Chuck Steel: Night Of The Trampires; and actress/producer Marcia Do Vales, who produced Paul Hyett’s 17th Century horror Heretiks.
After playing numerous festivals, Anna And The Apocalypse will be released in the UK on November 30 by Vertigo Releasing. International sales are handled by AMP International.