We may have reached the peak of what can be done with the concept of the dead made living. It’s impossible to top a zombie kangaroo.
If there actually was a zombie kangaroo, the world would be screwed. While most zombies are known to move slowly, you can’t outrun a kangaroo; it hops too fast. Then there’s the fact that Australia is full of bloodthirsty wildlife that wants to kill you, and one zombie kangaroo might infect them all, making them even worse.
The new short film Waterborne deals with this sort of harrowing subject. It’s a pretty simple story: a deserted bush road, one lone ranger, and one zombie kangaroo. It was first screened nearly a year ago and has gained a lot of attention since, plus a lot of awards including Best Australian Short at the Monster Films’ ‘Monster Fest’ in Melbourne, Best Short at the Abertoir Horror Festival in Wales, Best Microshort Zombie Film at Fear Fete in Missouri, and Best International Horror Short at Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Fest.
You will soon be able to watch Waterborne free of charge at the Waterborne website, http://www.waterbornemovie.com, but only for a limited time. Its creators, Ryan Coonan and Richard Barcaricchio, are also using the short as a proposal for a feature-length film.