SFotD: A Father Tries to Save His Baby Girl After He’s Bitten by a Zombie in ‘Cargo’

Why Watch? Her name is Rosie, and her father’s just been bitten by a zombie. Alone except for her, he swallows his own emotional devastation in order to ensure that his infant daughter survives in a world that’s doomed him to walking death.

Beyond the smart twist of the genre concept, this moving short film from Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke has a host of small touches that hit home without pouring sugar in the wound. Their leading man is facing a tragic, challenging scenario, and the production tackles the largeness of it with clear touchstones — communicating instant information to get the best of the short runtime. In other words, it’s tight, but the impact is powerful thanks to beautiful cinematography and the excellent execution of a clever concept.

Hat tip to io9 and to Rod P. for sending it my way.

What will it cost? Around 7 minutes.

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A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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