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USA 2020
produced by
Thomas Haley, Joseph Osborn, Amy De Santiago (executive) for H2 Crew Productions
directed by Thomas Haley
starring Thomas Haley, Corey Sorenson, Jessica Cameron, Brooklyn Haley, John Marrott, Jerry Broome, Elise Angell, Alexander T. Hwang, Elena Chin, Noah DeLeon, Genaro Marzan, Jesey Leann Davis, Vanessa Fuentes, Koda Haley, Marie Nolan (voice)
written by Dan Jagels, makeup & special effects by Elena Chin

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Earth has been overrun by a deadly virus that has taken such a toll on humanity that all those infected are locked away in "quarantine zones", with medical teams combing the cities regularly looking for the sick to ship off - which pretty much has led to the collapse of civilisation as those who could afford it, abandoned their homes, leaving whole towns to marauders.

Tim (Thomas Haley) is one of the infected, but he's also a scientist who's convinced he can find a cure - and since he failed to gain any attention for that in quarantine zone, he has made his getaway and now breaks into an abandoned veterinary clinic to call both his home and his lab. And while his progress with the vaccine for the virus is painfully slow, what's even more painful is fighting loneliness, is not being overcome with grief about his family having been taken by the virus - and then there's of course also practical problems in regards to finding food and even cooking food with no energy or water safe for what's in the fish tank. Also, he's not the only one who has found the place, as ever so often he has to hide from marauders searching the place for scraps of food, some dangerous and armed like Cutter (John Marrott) and Otis (Jerry Broome), some sick and desparate like himself like Kimberly (Brooklyn Haley), while the most comfort he gets is from his lab rat and from Gabriel (Corey Sorenson), a shopwindow dummy having come to life only in his mind. And as Tim's condition worsens steadily, the only thing that keeps him going is that developing the vaccine always remains just out of reach ...

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A rather compelling end-of-the-world thriller that sure enough has taken some inspiration from Richard Matheson's I am Legend, but replaces much of the book's horror and science fiction elements with a rather touching character study that's more or less free of spectacle, but instead shows the painfully gradual decline of its protagonist, very ably embodied by Thomas Haley. And a nicely structured screenplay, and a directorial effort that gets the most out of its limited sets and manages to create atmosphere while giving the film's lead enough space to come into his own ensue that this is a very solid genre piece - a word of warning though, this is an intentionally rather depressing movie, so you might want to be in the right mindset to watch it ...


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