From directors Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke comes the Tropfest 2013 finalist, Cargo — a truly brilliant take on the zombie genre and 7 minutes of pure gold. Easily one of my favorite new additions to the Short Round so far is this fantastic short film because it takes a very surprising approach to turning into the undead as a man is faced with the ultimate decision.
The short is all about a man stranded in the midst of a zombie apocalypse where he sets in motion an unlikely plan to protect the precious cargo he carries: his infant daughter. It’s pretty much amazing and one hell of a touching story. At just around 7 minutes comes a short film you wont soon forget and is well worth your time.
7 thoughts on “Short Round: Some very precious Cargo”
This is one of three zombie related things that has just about killed me in the three years since I became a father. (That Dead Island trailer, and re-reading The Walking Dead: Made to Suffer… you can probably guess the scene)
This really is so well done.
Glad you dug it man. It’s very touching and simply moving. Crazy how much of a response a 7 minute short film can pull rom the audience. That’s how you know it’s a good one!
Wow, fucking ingenious… First couple minutes make you wonder why the hell he’s doing what he’s doing, then it’s like, holy shit… that’s brilliant. Distracting himself and the baby in order to march on to hopefully safety.
And honestly I love the lack of dialogue. Everything that needs to be said is done so without words. Loved it.
Yea man it’s pretty phenomenal! It’s a great take on becoming a zombie and one hell of a short film. The lack of dialog just works so well here.
Before I watch this, is there any kid being killed? Or a baby turning into a zombie? That really puts me off.
Chris, I just watched it. It’s really good. Nothing offensive here, or anything. Very well done short.
No Chris, it’s just a very touching short film. The baby does just fine!