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The Vanguard -- 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.


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

Christopher Hatherall ... Biosyn
Emma Hayden ... Rachael (as Emma Choy)

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)

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
Rob Cooper .... stunt performer
Simon Whyman .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
David Byrne .... camera operator
Neil Chapelhow .... assistant camera: Focus puller
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)
Kevin Gates .... thanks

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Mad previous comment by Malvolio-5, 20 September 2008
Author: indesec from United Kingdom

Before I add my comments, please read below and see how the first person to review this film felt about it.

Author: malvolio-5 I saw a preview of this and it is without a doubt one of the most spectacularly invigorating and exciting movies I've had the pleasure of seeing in years! It has cult classic written all over it! It's an unashamedly violent, rough, gory, terrifying thrill-ride. With bold, exciting direction and some of the scariest most menacingly dynamic "zombies" ever committed to celluloid, this makes 28 Days Later and I Am Legend look like The Teletubbies. The lead protagonist, Max, sets a new template for proper, masculine heroes that have been sorely lacking from Hollywood movies since the '70s, and I guarantee his "look" is set to become truly iconic. Do yourself a favour and seek this movie out! It simply kicks ass!.

OK, Now my comments.

I have no vested interest in this film, and my comments I think will be endorsed by far more people than will say "they are rubbish" The storyline has been used a hundred times before, and often far better. The cinematography, which completely over-uses filters, is dreadful, The Cameraman either has Parkinsons disease, or was drunk. The main actor, if he is to become Iconic!, will have to find another way, because this isn't it. (People with Parkinsons disease, that was not meant to make fun of your condition.) I don't often comment on movies, but I do try to take the things written about the movie seriously, hoping to make an informed judgement whether to watch or not, but after reading the comments above, well, I just had to write.

I love Science fiction, it is without a doubt my favourite genre, and will often find some good in bad films, but this is dire.

When I read the above review, I wanted to believe it, but come on, either the guy is heavily involved with the film, or he his just having a laugh.

People will still watch it no matter what is said, and thats great we all have a choice, in fact I encourage you to watch it, simply to show that my comments are honest and truthful, unlike some.

I myself am English, this is a British film, and I wanted to so much show the world yet again that we can produce good quality work on a limited budget, and we can, but not with this.

Trust me the film is bad, way too bad to be released, but it will, and you will watch, and? well hopefully you will comment, and your comments will be heard, preventing anything as awful as this ever being shown again, but then again I'm an optimist, well for 90 minutes I wasn't, but am recovering now.

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