Making LAST STAND

Hi kiddies!  While I am saving the debut of my big zombie photograph LAST STAND until the Last Rites Gallery opening in NYC on Memorial Day Weekend, here are some fun making-of pics from last week’s photo-shoot.

We built our set at the 3rd St. Asylum Haunted House in Bonner Springs, Kansas.  My cousins Jerry and Steve Hoffine did all of the carpentry and construction.

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Bill Rose and his girlfriend Michelle stayed up late one night to wallpaper my set for me.

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Here you can see Steve and Bill measuring the shag carpet.

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I filled the set with my gathered props.  Jerry Hoffine and Mike Clouse destroyed the door by jumping on it.

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Here you can see me talking with J. Anthony Kosar, who drove in from Chicago to lead the make-up team.  Beside me is my regular assistant Demian Vela, and behind us is Colin, one of my drafted zombie models.

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Kosar’s sculpted appliances were marvelous.

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Meagan Hester from FACE/OFF Season 4 flew in from NYC to help Kosar with the make-up effects.

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Kansas City make-up artist Jeff Sisson also came down to help.  Here you can see him working on my regular assistant Demian Vela, who was excited to finally be on the other side of the camera.

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My lovely bride Jen Hoffine, who played the title role in LADY BATHORY, also played a zombie.

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My favorite model Bob Barber is feeling better and came in to be a zombie as well.

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Brian Wendling, the man walking the tightrope in my early photograph DEATH, played one of the zombies attacking my daughter Sadie.  Here you can really see how good Kosar is with his make-up.

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Brenna and her mom Rita work for 3rd St. Asylum and also helped with the make-up.

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Demian with Kosar and Meagan, loving it.

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My producer Justin Gardner.

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My star A. Michael Baldwin on set, having fun.

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Me with Brian and my daughter Sadie on set.

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My brother-in-law Felix helping run camera.

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My friend Erica Kauffman played the Mother character.  Here you can see Davis biting her arm as she reaches for her pistol.  And yes, that is a dinosaur.

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A special thank you to  Mehron Make-up, who generously provided make-up and blood for our art project.

LAST STAND coming soon!

Photos courtesy of Anna Perry.

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7 Responses to “Making LAST STAND”

  1. Midnyte Reader Says:

    This is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Anton-Ton Ton Abela Says:

    Thanks for this update :)
    It must be a thrill to work along side you and your team.
    Bet this is going to be another fantastic project, one which would leave the viewer amazed!
    Well Done

  3. Lars-Erik andersen Says:

    awsome wrk again, love it :)

  4. Gini Says:

    Aaaaahhhhhhh, so exciting!!

  5. Mrs. Horror Boom (HorrorBoom.com) Says:

    Reblogged this on HORROR BOOM and commented:
    Oh, it’s not just The Walking Dead that has awesome zombie action executed by some serious talent and vision… but you knew that already, didn’t you? Take a look at Joshua Hoffine’s successfully Kick-Started new epic zombie photograph LAST STAND. This is only Part 1, too! I in no way shape or form even begin to hold the copyright for the image in the featured image/splash image above, that is, of course, created by Josh Hoffine and belongs solely to him. Look, he uses some of his repretory cast of models again– my favorites being Bob Barber (usually cast as a slender demon or that escaped homicidal mental patient they’ve just done a breaking newscast to be on the alert for–and Hoffine’s lovely wife Jen, who most memorably played a modern version of Elisabeth Bathory getting the FULL spa treatment. Oh, and I almost forgot their adorable daughter Sadie. Enjoy, and we cannot recommend bookmarking this blog enough. Hell, just follow it like we do!

  6. Mrs. Horror Boom (HorrorBoom.com) Says:

    Hot damn, I love it, especially the set- you nailed that boarded-up (mid-zombie attack) farmhouse look that takes my breath away and takes me back to seeing NOTLD in 1982 (my patient dad escorted me to the theater). Can’t wait to see more, as usual!

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