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Cargo – Check out Martin Freeman in the new Australian Zombie movie



Cargo is the fantastic, heartbreaking zombie short from 2013. I only became aware of it last year, but it is quite brilliant.

Directed by Ben Howling & Yolanda Ramke it was a finalist at the Tropfest Film Festival.

It has now been turned into a full feature starring Martin Freeman (Sherlock, The Hobbit) and you can see the first image from the film above.

Freeman stars as Andy, a father infected with a killer virus in the aftermath of a zombie pandemic. Stranded in rural Australia he has a desperate 48 hours to find a new guardian for his infant daughter and a means to protect her from his own changing nature. Salvation may lie with an isolated Aboriginal tribe, but to gain access he must first earn the allegiance of a young Indigenous girl on a tragic quest of her own.

Producer Sam Jennings of Causeway Films told THR that while Freeman’s agent initially said that “genre’s not really his thing,” on reading Ramke’s script the British actor was impacted by the story, finding it “unexpectedly powerful.”

Currently in production in South Australia, Cargo also stars David Gulpilil (Charlie’s Country), Anthony Hayes (Animal Kingdom, The Light Between Oceans), Caren Pistorius (The Light Between Oceans), Susie Porter (Puberty Blues) and newcomer Simone Landers.

Ramke and Howling are co-directing their debut feature.

I am looking forward to this. You can watch the original short film below.


Source: THR

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