Zombies bring outback town to life, ABC Mildura Swan Hill, Charlotte King

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An amateur zombie film is shaking a sleepy outback town out of its slumber.

image courtesy ABC Mildura Swan Hill

image courtesy ABC Mildura Swan Hill

There's a certain irony in using a zombie apocalypse to inject life into a community.

But in the grain farming town of Ouyen, in Victoria's arid north west, that is exactly what's happened.

Five small towns across the state, with populations under 1,500 people, have been subsidised by the Victorian Government to transform their community through an arts project.

Ouyen's high school students have chosen to use part of this funding to create an amateur zombie apocalypse film.

And it's had an unexpected response from the community.