Indie Ogden Spotlight: Umbrella Corporation-Utah Hive

© Michael Bateman Photography

© Michael Bateman Photography

Are you worried about running into a zombie horde on the streets of Ogden? Thanks to the Umbrella Corporation- Utah Hive you don’t have to be. If you ever attended Strankenstein’s Zombie Prom at the Union Station then you have seen the Umbrella Corporation in action.  Steve Strank, founder of Strankenstein’s Prom, Is also the founder of the local Umbrella Corporation and besides doing charity events and local films they have also recently collaborated with Comic Con.   I asked Steve a few questions about their work and how locals can get involved.  Check them out at their booth during Comic Con!

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All photos © Michael Bateman Photography 

What Is Umbrella Corporation-Utah hive

In 2013 a group of zombie hunters was tasked with doing security for Strankenstein’s Zombie Prom for juvenile diabetes. One of the individuals wore umbrella corporation patches from the movie resident evil. At that point they decided to start a charity group to appear at conventions and charity events. At C

What do you have in store for your Comic Con booth?

The plan for the comic con booth is to have a zombie check point staged including our zombie response vehicle. We will be  representing the police unity tour and raising money for the National law enforcement officers Memorial fund.Due to lack of time and budget, it remains to be seen what we can actually pull off!

What kinds of events do you attend?

We attend large conventions, charity events and of course all zombie events!

What movies or productions have you been a part of?

Our group has been in a couple of music videos and our very own Web series is in production. We’re also available to play swat team extras.

How can someone get involved?

Anyone that wants to be involved can email me at

How can a business sponsor your group?

We are always in need of sponsorships to help with booth fees. We offer our sponsors tons of exposure at our events.$100 gets you a large logo on the banner in the booth to be displayed at Comic Con and Fan X (100,000 expected attendance), Logo and credit at the end of our YouTube videos, and promotion on our Facebook page.

Top 3 tips for the zombie apocalypse?

As for top 3 tips, going to have to put cardio at #1, food/water supply at #2, and weapons and ammo at #3. Protect your stash! Since we’re in Utah you have to remember to hydrate! So I love my camelback!

Mikaela is a transplant from Portland, fell in love with Ogden her first day in town and created Indie Ogden the next week. She enjoys outdoor adventures with her 2 kiddos and making a mess crafting. You can find her at a local cafe or cycling around town with her family.