Dead Weight

Dead Weight

The festival loves all things post-apocalyptic, but the zombie/virus/outbreak thing has been, ahem, ‘done to death’ in recent years. However, we were delighted by this impressive low-budget indie.

The filmmakers knew their budget limitations meant they couldn’t show lots of actors charging (or stumbling) around covered in blood. Instead they made a dark, unforgiving character piece.

In the wake of an apocalyptic viral outbreak, Charlie treks through the wilderness to reunite with his girlfriend, Samantha.

As Charlie’s journey brings him closer to his destination, he must face physical exhaustion, malicious survivors and, perhaps most menacingly, his own emotional burdens. With his newfound traveling companions, Charlie must overcome his obsession with the past. He must learn to let it go.

Surprising, compelling and with some superb first-timer performances, this movie is proof you don’t need a lot of money or studio backing to make something good, but rather ambition, drive and a great idea.

Venue

Screening Times

3:45pm - Sun, 5th May 2013

Information

Country
USA
Year
2011
Runtime
89mins
Language
English
Director
Adam Bartlett
Distributor
Direct