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.
When I saw him walking with the balloon I lost it
Completely lost it
Whoa. This is really incredible.
I’m crying so much. This is so beautiful.
The fact that he knew what was happening to him, but knew he had to save his daughter. Just wow.
You know, I actually haven't seen my kids in weeks, so that was another really depressing question.
I've actually been filming videos and sending them to the kids...
*pulls phone out of his pocket*
So if you guys wouldn't mind being quiet for a moment, and then being really loud.
*starts recording the video* Hey guys! I hope you're being good and following the most important rule..... No having fun. I miss you guys, and I'm actually with some people that want to say hi...
*turns phone so that it's recording the audience*
*everyone simultaneously says hello*
*turns phone back towards him* These are the people that I work with. And yea, I just wanted to say I love you and I miss you and I'll be home soon. *finishes recording*
Sorry about that. I just had to make sure they were following the "No having fun rule." It's funny, because when I call home and talk to West, I'll be like "What did you do today?" And he'll be like... *whispers* "I went to the park." And I'll be like *acts angry* "You did what?!" And he'll go *whispers* "...Went to the park." And I'll be like, *acting angry again* "And what did you do at the park?" And he'll go *whispers* ".........I had fun."