Filmmaker Gary Davis is originally from Camden, New Jersey -- ranked the most dangerous city in America in 2002 -- so building his own mini-Hollywood in Boynton Beach doesn't seem daunting at all. He has made about 30 feature films in the past 30 years, and the latest installment in his postapocalyptic trilogy, 2057: Return to Zombie Island, makes its premiere at Alco's Boynton Cinema on Wednesday.
Davis, a Boynton Beach resident, cast the film completely with local actors and filmed entirely in West Palm Beach in partnership with Chocolate Star Entertainment. Over the years, Davis has made all kinds of films, but he seems particularly drawn to "monster movies" and postapocalyptic sci-fi.
2057: Return to Zombie Island is a follow-up to 2056: Escape From Zombie Island, which was the sequel to 2055: Back to the West. With these over-the-top, campy adventure movies with elements of sci-fi and romance woven throughout, Davis seeks to make films that will cast spotlights on his hard-working actors and play to and represent his community.
In the film, war has nearly destroyed the planet, and a few rag-tag military outfits do their best to hold together, capture the WMDs, and fight off the zombie "super soldier" army. Who wouldn't want to see this movie?
The world premiere of 2057: Return to Zombie Island, starring Annya Bright, Sherrah Hill, and Nicely "TaxMan" Jean, is 7 p.m. Wednesday at Boynton Cinema, located at 9764 S. Military Trail, Boynton Beach. Admission is $10. Visit facebook.com/2057ReturnToZombieIsland.
Wed., July 31, 7 p.m., 2013