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“Z Nation” begins filming in Spokane

Thirteen episodes of the SyFy Network television series about a zombie apocalypse are being produced by local film company North by Northwest and shot over the summer in Spokane.

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“Z Nation” zombie extra David St. Clair acts for the camera on South Madison Avenue. Wednesday, June 4, 2014.


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“Z Nation” zombie extra Sean Dunn finishes up his makeup session before filming a scene Wednesday, June 4, 2014.


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Phil Humphrey, a “Z Nation” zombie extra.


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Make up artist Liz McCracken with the Synapse FX effects crew, takes a photo of her work after transforming Logan Binstock into a “Z Nation” zombie.


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During filming of a “Z Nation” action scene, a stunt driver, with a zombie mannequin on the hood, crashes into the passenger door of parked car at a high rate of speed Wednesday in downtown Spokane.


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Zombie stunt dummies await their fate to die one more time in the SyFy Network television series “Z Nation” being filmed in Spokane through the summer.


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Special effects makeup artist Corinne Foster applies some fake blood to a sprocket wound on Sean Dunn, a zombie extra on “Z Nation.”


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“Z Nation” zombie extra Phill Graves.


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After a second take, a “Z Nation” mannequin zombie lays embedded in the windshield of a stunt car on West First Avenue, Wednesday, June, 4, 2014.


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Karen Fraser, a “Z Nation” zombie extra.


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Jacob Trail, a “Z Nation” zombie extra.


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Josh Foster, a special effects makeup coordinator with Synapse FX, preps the severed leg props for zombie extra Phill Graves, an amputee.


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A truck, filled with actors and its grill covered in Zombie blood and guts, heads west on First Avenue during filming of an episode of “Z Nation.”


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Sam Conner, a “Z Nation” Zombie Extra.

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