Flesh and Blood is a post-apocalyptic/suspense/zombie film with a family drama at its core and a couple of badass female leads. The story was inspired by 28 Days Later and Winter’s Bone with classic westerns like The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly and The Searchers serving as visual references. It’s currently 63% funded via Kickstarter, with the team need to raise just over $3000 before the deadline.
FLESH AND BLOOD is a genre short that revolves around two key threats: the external threat of the virus (and the post-apocalyptic world that it has created) and the internal threat of a family tearing itself apart. The filmmakers explain: “We wanted to tell this story because we’re excited by character-driven genre films that are grounded in reality. Films like NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, PRISONERS, and 28 DAYS LATER were all huge inspirations for the project due to way in which they were able to bring realistic characters and emotions into exciting, heightened storytelling environments. Similarly, though FLESH AND BLOOD is set in a world of “rage virus” infection, the film is grounded in the story of two sisters struggling to deal with an out-of-control parent, which lends the story an emotional truth not always found in genre films.”
Here’s the synopsis for the film: ‘When an apocalyptic virus threatens to turn her father into a violent monster, 18 year-old Max must lead him and her younger sister, Ellen, through a perilous mountain range in hope of finding a cure on the other side. With Max willing to risk it all to save her father, and Ellen willing to do anything to protect herself and Max, the small family finds itself not only struggling for survival against incredible odds, but also being torn apart from within.’
Head over to Kickstarter to find out more about the project.