“In a desperate bid to outrun a violent pandemic, Andy and Kay have holed up on a houseboat with their one-year-old daughter, Rosie. Their protected river existence is shattered by a violent attack, which sees Kay tragically die and Andy infected. Left with only 48 hours before he transforms into one of the creatures they have fought so long to evade, Andy sets out on a precarious journey to find a new guardian for his child. A flourishing Aboriginal tribe are Rosie’s best chance of survival – but with their merciless attitude toward the afflicted, they also pose a grave threat. A young Indigenous girl becomes Andy’s only chance of safe passage into this sacred community. But unfortunately the girl has no desire to return to her people – she is on a quest to cure her own infected father by returning his stolen soul. Each in their own way is seeking salvation… but they will need to work together if they hope to achieve it.”
This is the plot released by Teaser-Trailer.com of this new film which world wide distribution rights have been purchased in exclusive by Netflix. The Video on Demant platform is present in over 170 countries around the globe and honestly they are making themselves a very good catalog! And although their movies and TV Series line up includes hundreds of titles, Cargo (2017) has the privilege to be the first australian production to be bought by Netflix. The official amount haven’t been made public yet, but rumors talk about several million dollars.
Cargo (2017) is the first long feature movie of writer and co-director Yolanda Ramke and co-director Ben Howling, after they called the international attention with their homonymous short film Cargo (2013). It is starred by Martin Freeman of Sherlock TV Series (2010-2017) and produced by the same people who brought us The Babadook (2014). Undoubtedly, another good acquisition by the people of Netflix, who are making their catalog even more and more essential.
You can check out here the original 7 minutes short film thanks to Tropfest Australia:
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