Cargo 15+, unless accompanied by an adult
He is her only hope... and greatest threat.
In a desperate bid to outrun a violent pandemic, Andy and Kay have holed up on a houseboat with their infant daughter, Rosie. When their peaceful river existence is shattered by a violent attack, Andy is infected and left with only 48 hours to find a new guardian for his child before he transforms into one of the creatures he has fought so hard to evade. Uncovering the existence of a flourishing Aboriginal community, it quickly becomes apparent that they are Rosie's best chance of survival - but with a merciless attitude toward the afflicted, they also pose a grave threat. As Andy's fate becomes intertwined with that of a young Indigenous girl, he comes to view her as his safe passage into this sacred community. However, she is on her own quest. They both seek salvation...but they will need to work together if they truly hope to achieve it. Cargo is the follow up from The Babadook producer Kristina Ceyton and boasts a top-line cast including Martin Freeman and Natasha Wanganeen and David Gulpilil.
Funding Partners: Adelaide Film Festival, Netflix, Screen Australia, South Australian Film Corporation, Create NSW, Bankside Films, Head Gear / Metrol Technologies, White Hot Productions, Addictive Pictures, Umbrella Entertainment, The Gingerbread Man.
Director Yolanda Ramke, Ben Howling | Producer Samantha Jennings, Kristina Ceyton, Russell Ackerman, John Schoenfelder, Mark Patterson | Screenwriter Yolanda Ramke | Cast Martin Freeman, Anthony Hayes, Susie Porter, Caren Pistorius, Kris McQuade, Bruce R Carter, Natasha Wanganeen, Simone Landers, David Gulpilil
Yolanda Ramke is a screenwriter, director and actor based in Sydney. Her 2013 short Cargo was a Tropfest finalist. She followed this with another short Cold Hearts, which was nominated for an AWGIE Award in 2016.
Ben Howling graduated from Southern Cross University before studying directing at NIDA. He has worked as a producer, videographer and editor on series such as Big Brother, Gladiators, Beauty & the Geek, So You Think You Can Dance, X-Factor and The Project. His short films include The Puppet (2012) and Cargo (2013).