Make My Movie

NZFC / NZ On Air / present... the MAKE MY MOVIE project. Our proud history of profound, progressive & potty thinking: Splittng the Atom / Women Getting the Vote / the Zorb and now we have another world first: the MAKE MY MOVIE project

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No Man's Land

A young ANZAC soldier must fight for his life against his undead comrades in the trenches of the first world war.

A “Brendan Dee” FILM
WRITTEN BY Brendan Dee

"No Man's Land" is a taut psychological thriller in the vein of low-budget survival horror classics such as "Cube" and "Night of the Living Dead".
Private James Raulson is an idealistic young soldier who has enlisted to fight in the great war after being swayed by propaganda promising adventure and heroism. The realities of war however, are a sobering contrast to his expectations. When his comrades are all killed in battle Raulson finds himself alone, left to fend for himself within a maze of trenchline. Unbeknownst to Raulson, the greatest danger is not the German forces in the opposing trench or the sniper who is watching his every move. It is something far more terrifying, buried within the mud of the battlefield. One by one, Raulson's fallen comrades are returning from the dead, hungry for living flesh. Raulson's survival depends upon his ability to evade the undead and find an escape from the trenchline. Everything he values will be brought into question as he is forced to kill his former brothers in arms and form an uneasy alliance with the only other survivor in the Somme, a German.
Featuring entirely practical effects overseen by Oscar-winner Alex Funke A.S.C. (Lord of the Rings, King Kong) and production design by award-winner John Harding (Rage, Predicament, Home by Christmas), "No Man's Land" is a project that punches well above its weight, belying its low-budget limitations with ingenious use of a single location and small cast to create an atmosphere of claustrophobia and dread.
"Only the dead have seen the end of war..."