SCENES for a new zombie-themed feature film are being shot across Inverclyde.

The former St Stephen’s High building in Port Glasgow is the principal location for movie ‘Anna and the Apocalypse’ by Scottish independent production firm Blazing Griffin.

It is described as a ‘zombie musical’ with filming also taking place in Greenock’s Bank Street, Cathcart Street and Cathcart Square yesterday and continuing today.

Road restrictions are in place until 5.30pm. A source told the Tele: “They are filming in a lot of locations but the main one is St Stephen’s.”

The Southfield Avenue school has been a hive of activity as crews move in to shoot scenes. The former St Stephen’s High was most recently used as a decant school for Kilmacolm Primary.

Anna and the Apocalypse is said to be a ‘one of a kind zombie apocalypse movie musical’ which is ‘fast paced, hilarious and gritty’. It is being made by Blazing Griffin, which has offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh, in partnership with Beresford Pictures, based in Middlesex.

The film follows the story of Anna and her friends as they battle across town on a mission to save their families from the hordes of the hungry undead.

It is the latest in a long line of TV shows and films to be shot in Inverclyde. Waterloo Road was relocated to the former Greenock Academy while Cathcart Square was previously used for hit Scottish comedy Rab C Nesbitt.

Most recently ITV thriller ‘In Plain Sight’ was filmed in the former district courtroom within the Municipal Buildings.  The mini-series starred Greenock’s own Martin Compston alongside Scottish star Douglas Henshall. 

Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson also spent time in the Port as she filmed for Under the Skin, released in the UK three years ago.