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Jamie McDowell in ‘Home’

Home, the Australian 2011 short film by Cameron McCulloch, is a ten-minute zombie tale of love, loss, and survival. Though it’s a short with a limited budget, the cinematography is high-quality — often stunning. The zombies look great, and the overall atmosphere is similat to “The Walking Dead”… in fact, if you’d shown this film to me and said it was an actual “Walking Dead” webisode, I’d believe it. What really makes “Home” stand out, though, are the characters and the depth of the performance by Jamie McDowell (who plays the unnamed survivor without ever uttering a single word). It’s a film that uses silence to its best advantage, with details that will stick with you long after viewing. A highly recommended short.



“Home” tells the story of a lone surviving woman, stuck in the middle of nowhere surrounded by the undead, trying to hold on to the last of her humanity.


About HollyQuinn

Holly is a Delaware native with a degree in Fine Arts from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and an inexplicable fascination with zombies. She got her start in writing covering the local and national music scenes for *Big Shout* and *What It Is* magazines. She currently works as a freelance writer, contributing to sites such as ***Pop Eater, **Delaware Arts Info*and *Horrornews*. Holly lives in Wilmington with her husband and son.