Cameron McCulloch‘s short film Home is a striking tale of the everyday travails of an unnamed woman (Jamie McDowell) struggling to survive in the wake of a zombie outbreak and the consequences that her actions have on her soul.
You can watch the full short film here below.
The entire story is told in stark imagery, without a single line of dialogue. It’s a more effective adaptation of Richard Matheson’s classic novel I Am Legend than the 2007 blockbuster with Will Smith, even though it’s not really that at all. The story and tone of Home reminded me of the Matheson story for some reason.
The short is well made and it builds to a conclusion that’s both disturbing, ambiguous, and tonally perfect. Special attention must be paid to McDowell’s haunting performance and the terrific zombie make-up effects by Mia’Kate Russell and Bryn Cummin. Fans of The Walking Dead and the zombie epics of George Romero and Lucio Fulci might enjoy this one.
You can check out more about the Australian-made Home at the film’s official website .