The production assistant is the person on a movie set that does whatever is asked. That could include getting coffee, tape or just about anything. They need to find the wandering actors and extras and make every body shut up. A thankless job even in today’s film environment. On the set of Dawn of The Dead in 1978 or any small budget movie the person might actually be an intern and not even paid for their work. I am not sure if this young lady was paid or not, but she handled it all with a smile, not a frown. You can see more behind the scene images and buy prints on my commercial gallery.
Michael Gornick was the Director of Photography of some early Zombie Classics like Dawn of the Dead (1978). He was a really nice soft spoken man working with a very limited budget and inexperienced crew. He somehow managed to film one of the greatest cult films of all time. You can buy a print of this image on my commercial site by clicking here.
The Zombie Killers of 1978, like those in The Walking Dead used guns to kill Zombies even though guns were not always effective. The times were different. Go to a big city Mall today and you may see Police with flack jackets and automatic weapons. You would never have seen that in 1978, there were no guns in the mall. You can buy a print of this image at my commercial gallery by clicking here.