In a post-apocalyptic Northern Michigan, one thing’s for sure: there will be zombies…in flannel! At least that’s the idea propelling a new short film being shot in Northern Michigan. Traverse City’s Treefort Collective—a group of filmmakers, editors, animators and programmers—is currently producing Thaw of the Dead, a uniquely Up North take on the zombie genre. The film stars Benjamin Busch, who’s appeared in HBO’s The Wire, and Heather Fairbanks, who’s appeared on AMC’s Low Winter Sun. MyNorth videographer Kris Riley takes you behind the scenes of Thaw of the Dead to profile the impressive talent and long hours required to make the film. Keep an eye out for the film’s final cut, which will be submitted to festivals throughout the country this autumn.