‘Cargo’: Finalist of Australia’s Tropfest 2013, a sad, new take on zombie lore

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Well, typically I am a relatively cynical person about everything. This short, Cargo, strikes me in a way that no film ever has before. I guess that it does something to my feelings due to the subject content. Take a peak at the description (as posted on Io9.com) and take a peak at the feature below.

Let me know what you think! I know the zombie genre is starting to get a little overdone and stale, but how does this one strike you?

A zombie-bitten father tries to save his infant daughter in this bittersweet short film

So you’ve been bitten by a zombie. So long, conscious brain activity, hello craving for human meat. But the protagonist of the short film Cargo has bigger problems than his impending demise: he has to find a way to save his infant daughter, even if he has to die first to do it.

Directed by Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke, Cargo was a finalist in Tropfest Australia 2013. It’s also a rather clever take on zombie genre tropes, with a story that isn’t about the survival of self, but the survival of another.

 

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