Noel Fielding, zombie king

New film attempts to break a world record

EXCLUSIVE: Noel Fielding is to star in a new zombie movie, to be filmed at this year’s Big Chill festival.

I Spit On Your Rave will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest amount of zombies caught on camera, by recruiting festival-goes as extras.

The mockumentary, directed by Chris Boyle, is set nine years after mankind was obliterated by a virus released during the 2012 Olympics. Zombies have taken over the world but, like their human ancestors, they are partial to a summer festival.

Fielding will play the Zombie King in the production, financed by Film4 and Warp Films.

The big chase scene will be shot at 7pm on the opening day of Big Chill, August 6, where the Open Air Stage field will be open only to people looking like the living dead.

A spokesman said: ‘While the festival would love for everyone to arrive as a zombie, if revellers don't have time to get make-up and gear together, the Big Chill Festival will provide Zombification Stations.’

‘White face make-up and a bit of fake blood will do, but organisers would love it if participants could go the whole hog. There will be zombie-themed DJ sets and other entertainment to keep festival-goers in the mood.’

Fielding headlined the Big Chill Festival last year with the Mighty Boosh Band, and will perform a solo set this year, in addition to his duties as Zombie King.

This is not the only film he is appearing in this year, as he is also appearing alongside Simon Farnaby, Julian Barratt and Richard Aoade in Bunny And The Bull, another indie release from Warp Films in which a young shut-in takes an imaginary road trip inside his apartment.

Visit the official website for more details of how to take part in the zombie record attempt.

Fielding will also unveil a new act next month, without his Boosh partner Julian Barrett.

Instead, he is teaming up with Dave Brown, who plays gorilla Bollo in the Boosh, for the project The Doctor and The Pencil.

The act will be unveiled at the Brick Lane Takeover – a one-day music festival in East London raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The festival said: ‘The blood-smeared doctor (Fielding) will ‘be released’ from The Sunnyvale Institution for the Criminally Insane along with his fellow inmate (Brown).’

The 12-hour event takes place on August 13.

Published: 16 Jul 2009

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