2014, Australia, 10 mins
When a local ranger in a small country town finds an unidentified algae overwhelming the water supply, he knows that something is not right. But it’s not until the sun goes down that he discovers the true extent of the danger. It seems the town is about to experience the effects of a mysterious infection that turns not only humans, but animals, too, into zombies. Australian wildlife has never been so terrifying. . .
Martin Blum: Todd
Don Bridges: The Farmer
DIRECTOR RYAN COONAN was born and raised in the little country town of Numurkah, about three hours out of Melbourne, Victoria – a location that has been both the inspiration and the shooting location for several of his films. After moving to Melbourne, Ryan established himself in the independent arts scene, writing and directing a number of projects, including JAKE LIVES, an original musical production paying tribute to THE BLUES BROTHERS. He then transitioned into the world of film, where his short film NUMURKAH, a zombie film set and shot in his hometown, gained critical acclaim around the country. This film provided the inspiration for a feature film script set in rural Australia, which Ryan has been developing with his writing partner Richard Barcaricchio.