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The year is 2015 and overpopulation and famine have plunged our planet into chaos and one desperate survivor finds himself being hunted and pursued by hordes of rage-crazed zombies. | Add synopsis »
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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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Avoid The Vanguard., 10 June 2012
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

I'm all for people trying something different with the zombie/infected movie, UNLESS it's at the expense of all that is enjoyable about the genre. The Vanguard attempts a vaguely art-house approach, with a contemplative mood, introspective narrative, a degree of quirkiness, and an attempt at social commentary about racism, but offers none of the stuff that usually makes these kind of films fun: gore, excitement, scares, and more gore.

The Vanguard does have a couple of good basic ideas: they're the same ones used for I Am Legend and 28 Days Later, only here they are completely wasted by film-makers with no idea how to turn them into an entertaining movie. The acting is mediocre, the action is dull, the splatter is restricted to some arterial spray (some of it crap CGI), the characters are irritating, and the 'zombies' are very disappointing, loping along like apes, growling like lions, and sporting naff zebra stripes drawn on with face-paint (I realise they're supposed to be like animals, but this is too silly for words).

Somehow, this film garnered some decent comments from Fangoria and Gorezone (who are proudly quoted on the DVD cover), and was selected for the Dead by Dawn horror festival; I'm not quite sure how that happened, but take it from me (and the majority here on IMDb who have voiced their opinion)—The Vanguard sucks, even rivalling The Zombie Diaries for the title of worst British zombie film.

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