Mon Aug 15, 2022

Wanted: volunteer ‘scalpers’ and ‘survivors’ for apocalyptic movie

Actors Ameerah Briggs and Peter Holland listen to instructions from Brian Johnson, director of “Population Purge,” an independent horror film being shot partly in Columbus and Brunswick counties. Holland, in the leading role of Charlie, brings a cooler of his life-saving AB+ blood to his friend Jade. Desperate buyers will bid for the blood amid a worldwide plague. Contributed photos

One sunny Sunday last month, Myrtle Beach filmmaker Brian Johnson brought about 20 cast and crew members to Nakina to film scenes for his dystopian thriller “Population Purge.”

The team “arrived at 8:45 a.m. bright-eyed and left at 10:15 p.m.,” Johnson said later.  

The independent screenwriter-director-producer described his project as “an

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