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Portrait photographs of Daisy Ridley and Zak Hilditch

Photo: We Bury the Dead star Daisy Ridley (photo credit: Hiroyuki Tsutsumi) and writer/director Zak Hilditch (photo credit: Bonnie Elliott ACS)

Filming of We Bury the Dead, written and directed by Zak Hilditch (These Final Hours, 1922), will start in February 2024 with support from Screenwest, Lotterywest and the State Government's Western Australian Regional Screen Fund (WARSF). 

This will be Hilditch’s fourth feature film and the project is being produced by local company The Penguin Empire along with Campfire Studios and Gramercy Park in the United States. 

The film is described as a moving story about grief, loss and the undead as a desperate woman searches for her missing husband in the aftermath of a catastrophic military experiment.   

The WARSF aims to build Western Australian regional capacity and contribute to the liveability and vibrancy of Western Australian regional communities. The fund has supported many high-profile productions such as the multi-award-winning film Sweet As and the critically acclaimed series Mystery Road: Origin, plus popular documentaries including Ningaloo Nyinggulu. 


Page reviewed 27 February 2023