WHO’S IN IT?
Lupita Nyong’o (Us), Alexander England (Gods of Egypt), Josh Gad (The Wedding Ringer), Diesel La Torraca (film debut), Kat Stewart (Em4Jay), Charlie Whitley (film debut), Kim Thien Doan (film debut), Ava Caryofyllis (film debut), Wolfgang Gledhill (film debut), Vivienne Albany (film debut), Shia Hamby (film debut), Caliah Pinones (film debut), Steve Peacocke (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot), Nadia Townsend (Knowing), Jason Chong (The Forbidden Kingdom), Felix Williamson (Babe: Pig in the City)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Abe Forsythe (Down Under), director, writer; Jessica Calder (Blindspotting), Keith Calder (The Guest), Steve Hutensky (2:22), Jodi Matterson (Not Suitable for Children) and Bruna Papandrea (Warm Bodies), producers; Piers Burbrook de Vere (The Lines), composer; Lachlan Milne (Hunt for the Wilderpeople), cinematographer; Jim May (Kangaroo Jack) and Drew Thompson (Saving General Yang), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Dave (England), an aimless man who’s just gone through a bad break-up, jumps at the chance to impress the charming and enigmatic teacher Miss Caroline (Nyong’o) by chaperoning her kindergarten class’s field trip. However, their trip coincides with a zombie invasion, forcing Dave and Miss Caroline – along with obnoxious children’s television personality Teddy McGiggle (Gad) – to protect the children at any cost…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Perhaps the freshest rom-zom-com since Shaun of the Dead, this horror-comedy makes effective use of the typical zombie carnage we’re used to seeing, while also giving it a surprisingly sweet soul to function with.