The film appears at first to be a documentary. Bish, a final year film student, is shooting the documentary for his graduating project. Things change when an unspecified "incident" wipes ...
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The film appears at first to be a documentary. Bish, a final year film student, is shooting the documentary for his graduating project. Things change when an unspecified "incident" wipes out the population of Western Australia leaving Bish as the only survivor. At first he enjoys his new found wealth and power, stealing cars, playing golf in expensive mansions and breaking into an Army base to steal an arsenal of weaponry including a Field Gun which he uses to shell the houses of people he didn't like when they were alive. Bish is just starting to become lonely when the zombies arrive and he finds a new lease of life in the challenge of survival. He is preparing to leave Perth when he makes contact with another survivor, Sarah, on the other side of town and he finds the true purpose that had eluded him in his former life - to get to Sarah and get her out of the city. However as the city is now overflowing with zombies this proves to be more than a little difficult. Written by
I AM BISH is a without a doubt my favourite zombie movie ever! OK so I'm not a zombie movie fan and technically it's not completely a zombie movie... but there are hundreds of zombies in it and they are bloody fantastic. Beyond the walking dead I AM BISH is an extremely originally crafted film. It weaves truth and fiction, real life and make believe in such a way that the line between them suddenly doesn't seem important.
I have never actually seen anything like it. One minute we are at the end of the world being pursued by zombies, the next getting insight into the state of the Australian film industry and the next just wishing the main character (and film maker, or is he?) Bish gets the girl just to shut him up. For a female viewer it is also a very entertaining insight into the workings of the male mind.
What held my interest however is the two leads. Siobhan as Sarah skillfully combines truth and spoof to deliver an extremely entertaining performance. I can't wait to see more from her in the future. And Bish himself comes to the film with such absolute honesty and quick wit that we go with him from zombie to bloody zombie start to finish.
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