Cargo – A Short Zombie Film Everyone Should Watch

13 Apr

This is a brilliant little short zombie film that is a finalist in the Tropfest Australia Short Film Festival. One of the requirements for Tropfest is that each film must include a specific Tropfest Signature Item (TSI); this time round it was a balloon.

Cargo’s only seven minutes long but it’s truly amazing and the themes it explores are thought-provoking to say the least.

You can watch it on You Tube on in the window below.

Added 22nd April 2013: It seems that Cargo has now gone viral and with 2,415,174 views (as of today) it’s well on its way to becoming both an international success and a cult classic. Even well-known zombie aficionados such as Simon Pegg (he of Shaun Of The Dead fan) have been tweeting about it. It’s always good when something as great as this gets the fame and appreciation is deserves.

If you want to find out more about the people behind Cargo, you can check out the Cargo Facebook page here and read an interview with one of the co-directors here.

From the author of For Those In Peril On The Sea, a tale of post-apocalyptic survival in a world where zombie-like infected rule the land and all the last few human survivors can do is stay on their boats and try to survive. Now available in print and as a Kindle ebook. Click here or visit to find out more. To download a preview of the first three chapters, click here.

To read the Foreword Clarion Review of For Those In Peril On The Sea (where it scored five stars out of five) click here.

4 Responses to “Cargo – A Short Zombie Film Everyone Should Watch”

  1. MoeZombie 22/04/2013 at 07:56 #

    Cool zombie short, thanks for sharing. I will also check out “For Those In Peril On The Sea” sounds like a great concept for a zombie story

    • cmdrysdale 22/04/2013 at 11:27 #

      Glad you liked Cargo as much as I did, and also that you like the idea behind For Those In Peril On The Sea. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it when you get a chance to check it out.


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