Chrissa Maund, Tom Wadlow (executive), Mem Ferda (executive), Michael Salmon (executive), Philip Varghese (executive) for Light Films
directed by Tom Wadlow
starring Shameer Seepersand, Jessica Messenger, Mark Drake, Rachel Benson, Gavin Harrison, Carl Bryan, Damian Brooke, Mike Rhodes, Dave Steward, Joshua Bennett, Dan Chin, Alistair Inglis
written by Tommy Draper, music by Dave S. Walker, visual effects by Joe Parcell
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Scott (Shameer Seepersand) was madly in love with Beth (Jessica
Messenger), and she loved him back, and nothing could destroy their bliss
- nothing short of a zombie apocalypse ... and that's of course exactly
what happened. Now the two retreated to a cottage in the middle of
nowhere, far away from any zombie hotspots, and lived in relative security
... until Beth is overcome by the need to look after her folks in London,
the most dangerous area in all Great Britain, and she sneaks out one
morning while he's still asleep ...
These days, Scott at best survives.
He roams the neighbourhood like a scavenger, killing all zombies that come
in his way, searching freshly deceased bodies for food, stealing from
other (abandoned) cottages what he might need to survive. His only real
friend these days is George (Gavin Harrison), a guy he's never met but
whom he converses with daily via CB radio - until George's wife slowly
turns into a zombie and he lets her bite him to be with her in that other
existence. From here on, it gets bad, Scott is haunted by nightmares,
starts to have depressions and fits of rage, and gives himself up to
alcohol ... which is when Beth returns. She might not have achieved all
she wanted in London, but she has come back, and for a day there, Scott
couldn't be happier - until he learns she has been scratched by a zombie
and has only hours before she turns herself ...
Of all the
zombie movies popping up everywhere of late, Wasteland is quite
possibly the most sadly romantic one - which is not to say it's a
formulaic tearjerker, far from it: The movie is gruesome and gory enough
to satisfy hardcore zombie fans, and stays clear of post-modern references
to the genre's rich history to stand on its own two feet - and it manages
to tell an intelligent and well-structured yarn of romance and terror via
a thought-through screenplay and a subtle directorial effort, all helped
by a pretty great cast.
Totally worth your time and money!