It’s rare that I label any movie as poignant, much less a short film. However, Zombie In A Penguin Suit is just that. I don’t know what the budget was, but even if it was given Superbowl commercial production it still came out incredibly well done. The premise, as per the official website, is as follows:

Zombie in a Penguin Suit is a short movie by Chris Russell. It is about a guy who becomes a zombie while wearing a giant penguin suit. Hilarity and sadness ensue.

Oh but it’s so much more. You almost get a sense of the penguin’s sense of sad self awareness and the undying struggle for his objectives: flesh, and finding his way back to the ocean. The music plays a nice paradox to the chaos in the film, and reminds me of the first game trailer I saw for Gears of War. Just when you start feeling bad for this lost chap, he mauls a survivor before continuing on his unknown path. The video takes the viewer through a big city all the way to a small coastal town rebuilding and recovering from the outbreak. No words are spoken and so all of the emotions and moods are conveyed strictly through the actors’ expressions. Awesome. You get a good feel as to how much time progresses through the use of makeup showing the slow deterioration of Mr Penguin’s face and ability to walk.

Alright enough commentary. Just watch that sh*t. It’s great. If you don’t think so, you’re an as*hole and I hate you.

More info at: ZombieInAPenguinSuit

Advertisements