When you are raised by an icon like George A. Romero, it makes sense that you would be destined for great things. Since the film legend passed away in July 2017, two of his children have been working hard on projects that will pay tribute to his legacy.
Since 2014, his son George Cameron Romero has been working on a crowdfunded zombie movie of his own called Rise of the Living Dead. More recently, it has been revealed that Romero’s daughter Tina Romero will be collaborating with her father’s long term colleague Tom Savini on a new horror web series that both will direct episodes for.
Tina Romero (left), George A. Romero (right)
In a recent interview with The Saunder Blog, Tina revealed that she is also working on her very own feature film. A popular DJ on the LGBTQ+ scene in New York City, Tina spoke to the blog about her twin passions for music and film.
“I’m a filmmaker and a DJ, and occasionally dip my toe in the performance art pool,” she told the blog, later going on to say, “Filmmaking is my first and greatest love.”
Recently, she has mostly been creating music videos. She told the blog, “I truly feel in my element when I get to create a collage of image, color, choreography, music and camera movement. But I also love storytelling, and it is true that I’m concentrating more on film these days.”
Her current passion project is a film of her own, Queens of the Dead, which reinvents the horror legacy she inherited from her father by refracting it through the lens of her own contemporary life. She said:
“Queens of the Dead is a fusion of two huge parts of my world: zombies and gay nightlife. It’s a tribute to my father as well as my entrée into the genre he grandfathered. I can’t say too much yet, but what I can tell you is that this film will have all the hallmarks of a George A. Romero classic: farce, politics, heroes, assholes, and most importantly, herds of silly and slow moving walkers that you can’t help but love. But I’m doing it Tina-style, and bringing the glitter, choreography, queers and queens.”
Romero has written the script and also intends to direct the film herself. If her popularity as a creator in other genres is anything to go by, it’s bound to be a movie to look out for.