Film Liaison Patty Graf-Hoke, Washington Filmworks Executive Director Amy Lillard, and Director of Museum Ship Jack B. James Photo credit: Washington Filmworks

Z Nation, a project partially funded by our production incentive program, follows a group of survivors amidst a zombie apocalypse who might hold the key to a cure to the flesh-eating virus. For this special episode, the zombies take the sea!

Z Nation films in Spokane, Washington usually but traveled to the west side of the state to film in Bremerton on September 24. The filming took place on the USS Turner Joy, a historic Forrest Sherman-class destroyer. Decommissioned in 1982, she is now a museum ship in Bremerton and is getting her shot at fame for the zombie show.


Photo credit: Washington Filmworks

Executive Director Amy Lillard and Program Manager-Production Services Krys Karns were given a private tour of the USS Turner Joy. Also, attending the set visit was Kitsap County Film Liaison Patty Graf-Hoke.

The city was abuzz while the production was in town (the Kitsap Sun covered the filming) while the destroyer saw its fair share of actors and crew onboard.


Boom Operator Scott Waters. 3Photo credit: Washington Filmworks

Wanna get in on the zombie action? You can now stream season one episodes of Z Nation on Netflix and Amazon Instant Video, and catch season two – now airing  on the Syfy Channel Friday nights at 10/9c.