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Cast

 
Karen Admiraal ... Linda
Jack Bailey ... Lead Biosyn
Emma Choy ... Rachael
Terry Cole ... Tracker #4
Che Conroy ... Zombie
Rob Cooper ... Biosyn #2
Bahi Ghubril ... Hareem Jabbar
Shiv Grewal ... Tracker / Jamal

Christopher Hatherall ... Biosyn

Martin Hobbs ... Tracker #3

Ray Bullock Jnr ... Max (as Ray Bullock Jr.)
Farhan Khan ... Tracker #2

Madeline McQueen ... Zombie
Julian Newman Turner ... Savage
Steve Weston ... Zac
Simon Whyman ... Biosyn #4
Leigh Stevenson ... Zombie / Biosyn (uncredited)
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Directed by
Matthew Hope 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Matthew Hope  writer

Produced by
Robert Henry Craft .... producer
Steve Dann .... producer
Anthony Delany .... co-producer
John Hope .... executive producer
Matthew Hope .... producer
Harry F. Rushton .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Delany 
 
Cinematography by
David Byrne 
 
Film Editing by
Simon Adams 
Larry Trybec 
 
Art Direction by
John Luke Roy 
 
Costume Design by
Claire French 
 
Makeup Department
Laura Barnes .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Kevin Phelan .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simon .J. Aguirre .... second assistant director (daily) (as Simon Aguirre)
Jake Clifford .... second assistant director (daily)
Liam Lock .... third assistant director
Paul Murphy .... first assistant director
Steve Murphy .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Lee Grainge .... sound designer
Zane Hayward .... sound editor
Richard Kondal .... foley editor
Jules MacDonald .... sound re-recording mixer
Gavin Marshall .... boom operator
Matthew Morreale .... boom operator
Julian Willson .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Phil Anderson .... special effects makeup
Robbie Drake .... special effects makeup
 
Visual Effects by
Ally Burnett .... digital effects artist
Sarah Cloutier .... visual effects producer
Tony Lawrence .... digital effects artist
 
Stunts
Rob Cooper .... stunt performer
Simon Whyman .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Byrne .... camera operator
Miriam Hermanns .... clapper loader
Yuri Kawana .... Steadicam operator
David Lee .... focus puller: dailies
Julian Newman Turner .... stills photographer
Jimmy Ward .... clapper loader
 
Editorial Department
Kerri Aungle .... negative cutter
Jonathan Yau .... telecine colourist
 
Music Department
Mark Maclaine .... music mixer
Mark Maclaine .... music producer
 
Other crew
Jack Bailey .... choreographer: biosyn
David Bispham .... floor runner
Ami Carter .... crowd coordinator
Farhan Khan .... assistant to producer
Ben Galster .... carmera trainee (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Kevin Gates .... thanks
 

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
The Storyline Is Better than the Film, 5 November 2011
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In 2015, the world is a chaos. The last known oil fields have been lost to global war, over-population has reached critical levels, food and water is scarce. Anarchy prevails. Mankind is in the verge of a new Dark Age.

During the upheaval, one Corporation has emerged to become more powerful than any government. Its base of operations is a fortified city known as the Red Zone. As the outside world burns, the Corporation implements a depopulation program to cull the human race.

The scientists tasked with the heinous act revolt. The drug they are instructed to develop should pacify and then slowly kill; but instead, the scientists turn mankind into something beyond their worst fears. Out of the darkness a new species has arisen. They are dominant and savage and their number far exceeds what remains of mankind. For the few survivors lost to the wilderness, they are known only as Biosyns.

The lonely Max Carter (Ray Bullock Jr.) survives wandering through the devastated world waiting for Hareem Jabbar (Bahi Ghubril), a man supposed to rescue him. He stumbles in the wilderness with the deserter Jamal (Shiv Grewal) that was tracking him and Jamal believes that he is the antidote for the plague. Then they meet with the scientist Rachael (Emma Choy) and her mate Zac (Steve Weston) and after many problems they walk together to the South escaping from the Corporation and the Biosyns in a dangerous journey.

"The Vanguard" is a low-budget film with a reasonable storyline but poorly executed. The acting is good, but the film seems to be a weak pilot of a TV series, excessively talkative and going nowhere. With a better screenplay, direction, locations and budget, "The Vanguard" could be a reasonable movie. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "Vanguarda" ("Vanguard")

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