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I am Bish
What 'I am Legend' would have been if the hero was fatter, whiter, stupider and lived in Perth, Western Australia - the most isolated capital city in the world.
- Genre: Features
- Runtime: 01 hr : 30 min : 00 sec
An unattended military computer spits out a report detailing a joint U.S. - Australian military research project into neutron weapons, carried out in Perth, Western Australia; which just happens to be the most isolated capital city in the world. Something went terribly wrong. We are shown footage compiled from a camcorder found on the body of the only survivor of the disaster and are immediately transported back to six months before the proverbial shit hit the fan. The camcorder was being used to record a video diary as a component of a film school assignment. The diary is that of Dave 'Bish' Bishop. Bish is a character, both literally and in the sense that anyone who is kind of unusual gets labeled as such. He is as Australian as shooting a kangaroo in the head on a hot Christmas morning just to steal the chilled can of Fosters that every kangaroo keeps in its pouch. He has a razor sharp wit and a wet sponge intellect. He's also a multi-award nominated screenwriter who, despite coming 2nd in Project Greenlight Australia, has completely failed to get his modest screenplay off the ground. Bish has all but completed film school, his only remaining task is to keep a video diary for six months and edit it so as to produce a 'painfully honest accounting of oneself'. He takes the assignment seriously and the brutally honest insight he provides into the mind of the modern Australian male is truly painful. His philosophy of life is largely based on the teachings of Han Solo, Mad Max, Peter Griffin and Magnum PI - so it is not really surprising that he has never maintained a relationship for more than six months in his life. When the military experiment goes horribly wrong, Bish finds himself alone, possibly the last man alive, in the most isolated capital city in the world. It is a reality that he responds to with surprising cheerfulness. He ransacks expensive houses, steals sports cars and breaks into the Defence Signals Directorate where he discovers a recording of George W Bush and, former Australian Prime Minister, John Howard having phone sex. When zombies begin converging on the city, Bish adapts to that reality with remarkable ease. He breaks into a military base and assembles an arsenal of weaponry which he puts to good use. He prepares to leave the city and lead a life on the run when he discovers another survivor - Sarah. Sarah is hot (as last women alive tend to be), intelligent, sophisticated and completely out of Bish's league were it not for the fact that, as far as they know, he is the only remaining man on the planet. The two forge an unconventional relationship. Bish undertakes to get them safely out of the city but a series of disasters leave them stranded in the midst of the zombie horde where a final battle ensues from which only one survivor emerges.
Cast & Characters
David Bishop Submission Contact Production David Bishop Director; Producer Writing David Bishop Writer Cast Dave Bishop Lead Actor Siobhan Dow-Hall Lead Actor Camera Khrob Edmonds Cinematographer/DP (1st Feature) Post Production Dave Bishop Editor; Sound Editor Representation David Bishop Publicist Print Traffic David Bishop Print Shipper; Print Return; Preview Return
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