Written by: Michael Den Boer on August 29th, 2014
Theatrical Release Date: USA, July 23rd, 2014
Production Company: Midnight Protocol Films
Approximate running time: 16 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Director: Mitchell L. Cohen
Writer: Mitchell L. Cohen
Cinematographer: Connor O’Brien
Music Supervisor: Justin Bell
Cast: Umberto Celisano, Giselle Gilbert, Tyler White, Al Bernstein, Bobak Ferdowsi, Jon Wilkinson, Cheryl Myers, Scott C. Myers, Ian Drazen, James Croak
Synopsis: A nerdy loner becomes humanities last chance against a zombie apocalypse.
When it comes to zombie themed movies, just about every imaginable idea has been exploited for all they are worth and in more recent years there has been an influx of films that satire the whole zombie phenomena. And with such over saturation one would be hard pressed to find to many recently made zombie films that standout from the rest of the pack. Fortunately every now and then comes along a film like Super Zero that goes against the grain and brings something new to the table.
Super Zero features that most unlikely of heroes in its suicidal protagonist Josh Hershberg, a young man who has just learned that he his dying from a rare terminal cancer. After a failed attempt at taking his own life Josh heads out into the world overrun by zombies. Along the way he is reunited with a girl he had a crush on and two guys with very shot tempers. At first they all view him as a weak link due to his nerdy exterior and his terminal cancer. And in a twist of fate he proves that looks can be deceiving, when he uses his gadgets to save the trio who wanted to leave him behind.
The thing that impressed me the most about this Super Zero was how much ground is covered in such little screen time. Other areas that excelled include its rock solid visuals and well executed special effects. The most surprising area of this film was the performance of the cast who are all great in their respective roles, especially Umberto Celisano in the role of Josh Hershberg.
You can view Super Zero here.