Police in Australia came up empty after raiding the home of a filmmaker for a copy of Director Bruce LaBruce's gay zombie film LA Zombie, the AFP reported.

Australian censors banned the film from screening at the Melbourne International Film Festival in July.

Filmmaker Richard Wolstencroft nevertheless screened the film in September during the Melbourne Underground Film Festival (MUFF), which he heads.

Police raided Wolstencroft's home on Thursday in search of the film, but the filmmaker said the search was pointless.

“Police searched for a copy of the film, but we destroyed ours after the Melbourne Underground Film Festival screening in September,” he told the news service.

L.A. Zombie stars French gay porn star Francois Sagat as a schizophrenic gay zombie who believes he can bring the dead back to life by having sex with them. The film includes graphic scenes of bloody zombies having sexual intercourse.

Sagat, who can be seen under the same name in numerous titles for gay porn studio Titan Media, stars this year in Director Christopher Honore's Homme au Bain (Man at Bath).