International Premiere

Australia | 104 MINUTES | English |


Drama, First Time Filmmaker
In the aftermath of a global pandemic, Andy (Martin Freeman) is focused on keeping his wife and their infant daughter alive as they travel across the Australian Outback. A terrible accident, however, forces him to set off on foot: A zombie bite has given Andy a mere 48 hours before he, too, is undead. Andy struggles to both find a refuge for his child and stave off the disease as the clock runs out on his humanity. On his journey, Andy crosses paths with an indigenous youngster, Thoomi (Simone Landers), who brings him into her Aboriginal community and offers a much-needed bit of hope: Her people may have a cure for the sickness.

Filmmakers Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke defy genre fans’ zombie-based expectations with their co-directing debut. Cargo pulls no punches in its intensity, yet the duo’s thoughtful film offers a deep, emotional meditation on intimate issues, like a parent’s love, as well as larger themes, like environmental protection and cultural strife. Injecting fresh life into zombie cinema’s often cold bloodstream, Cargo is tailor-made for sophisticated horror fans.

–Matt Barone


Directed by Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke

Ben Howling is a writer, director, and producer. In 2013, he and award-winning writer-director Yolanda Ramke co-directed the viral short film, Cargo, before adapting it into their feature length debut. It is set to be released in 2018 as the first Australian Netflix Original feature film.
Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke
Samantha Jennings, Kristina Ceyton, Russell Ackerman, John Schoenfelder
Yolanda Ramke
Geoffrey Simpson
Dany Cooper, Sean Lahiff
Martin Freeman


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