Andrew Jara’s feature debut, Last Days, marks a new type of zombie film.
Last Days strives to tell a more realistic version of the zombie film by focusing on the human side of a post-apocalyptic plague. When the virus hit, John (Mark Ocedgueda) lost everything: his friends, his family, and his future. Only the presence of Michael (Algernon D’Ammassa), another survivor and his protector, kept him from giving up. Nine months later, things are looking bleak as they begin to run out of supplies, and are constantly assailed by an horrific threat that lurks in the cover of night. When they come unexpectedly upon Karina (Marcelle Bowman), another survivor, the three of them are caught in a conflict far worse than they could’ve imagined.
Last Days is an independent feature film written and directed by Andrew Jara. It is a tale of psychological suspense, visceral terror, and the darker side of human nature. It acts as both a subversion of many familiar tropes of the horror genre, as well as an exhilarating narrative all its’ own. It is an examination of the lens through which we view modern horror, and casts a somewhat critical eye on the nature of post-apocalyptic film while simultaneously embracing it. Made with a budget of only 40,000 dollars and shot with a RED-ONE camera, ‘Last Days’ shows what can truly be accomplished with an independent spirit and enough innovation.
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