Anna and the Apocalypse
- Director: John McPhail
- Writer: Alan McDonald; Ryan McHenry
- Producer: Naysun Alae-Carew; Nicholas Crum; Tracy Jarvis
A musical with teens, zombies...and, a tiny budget!!! Heaven help us!
Do not presume, do not pre-judge...because, hold onto your horses, Anna and the Apocalypse will [and does] give any big-budgeted zombie flick a [serious] run for their money!
This is good...so good - in fact, we may become a trifle hyperbolic! The last time a cheap little British musical [with a silly idea] and some great songs made waves was - way back - in 1975, The Rocky Horror Picture Show - forget the waves, it was more like a tsunami! With the right kind of marketing and distribution, Anna and the Apocalypse could follow in Rocky's footsteps...albethem millennial footsteps! This has 'cult musical' written all over it!
John McPhail has embraced what every filmmaker should embrace: It's not what you don't have...but, what you do have...that [combined] makes a good film! Script, cast and those songs!! Pure and not-so-simple...talent...all helmed by a director who has a [very] bright future indeed!
We laughed, we cried...were amply horrified. Bloody - and, it is bloody - marvellous!
When the zombie apocalypse hits the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - teenager Anna and her high school friends have to fight, sing and dance to survive, with the undead horde all around them. Teaming up with her best friend John, Anna has to fight her way through zombified snowmen, Santas, elves and Christmas shoppers to get across town to the high school, where they'll be safe. But they soon discover that being a teenager is just as difficult as staying alive, even at the end of the world. A girl and her friends must fight - and sing - their way through a zombie invasion to reach the supposed safety of their school, not knowing if their parents and friends will still be alive when they get there.
Cast & Characters
Ella Hunt as Anna;
Malcolm Cumming as Dave;
Sarah Swire as Steph;
Christopher Leveaux as Chris;
Paul Kaye as Savage;
Ben Wiggins as Nick;
Marli Siu as Lisa;
Mark Benton as Tony;
Paul Kaye as Savage;
Ella Jarvis as Katie;
Calum Cormack as Santa