Plan Z

Synopsis: One man has a plan for a zombie outbreak, when one occurs it will take all his will to stick to it and all of his courage to change it.
Genre: Horror
Director(s): Stuart Brennan
  3 wins & 3 nominations.
87 min


[ragged breathing]




[Craig] The moments before you die,

I hope will be more peaceful than mine.

History is the story of those before us.

It's something we can learn from.

I am now history.

And if you learn one thing,

learn from my mistakes,

make sure you have an effective

and well thought through, Plan Z.

Let the life flow

Hold me

Taking all control of me

Let the life flow


Filling up this empty space

Let the bite, cold, bleeding

Crawling out onto the streets

Keep the red light pulsing

Near me, keeping my heart beating

We all, we all, we all hear the night

Call to the wild

We all, we all, we all hear the night


I'm nobody special. Just a regular guy.

I have a good job.

I'm a photographer,

I get to travel to some cool places.

Meet some cool people.

But I'm ordinary.

Much like you, I expect.

Because I travel a lot, I've had plenty

of time to think about my plan.

My Plan Z.

People before the apocalypse

would have thought me crazy.

Who's crazy now?

Being a photographer

was about being prepared

for that amazing photo at any moment.

I was prepared.

But there is always the unexpected.

You will live or die

on how well prepared you are

for the unexpected.

[radio] News of the infection

known as the Atilla Bug,

has put the nation on Amber alert.

All travel will now be monitored.

The authorities are warning people

to not make any unnecessary trips.

There had been a number of signs

of something coming.

I was in Verona on a job

when I started to action my plan.


First things first.

Have a friend in a high place,

who can give you a heads up,

when you see those warning signs.

A policeman, a local official,

a politician.

[sirens blare]

[phone rings]

Craig, I can't really talk right now,

I'm on my way to a meeting.

I know.

You know I can't...

I'm an assistant

to the Secretary of Education,

I don't know everything.

And they don't tell me everything.

Listen, all I know is the medical team

don't know what it is.

[beeping] Craig, I have another call,

I have to go. Don't worry.

When the Government tell you not to worry,

it's time to worry.

Rule two.

Wherever you have planned your Plan Z,

get there as soon as possible.

Familiarity with surroundings

is a huge advantage

and means your plan,

made for a certain area,

can be even more detailed and exact.

Walk from the station to the house,

ten minutes.

House to shops, seven-and-a-half minutes.

Shops to house, seven-and-a-half minutes.

Timing is critical, essential,

it may save your life.

I live in Dunfermline, in Scotland.

That's where my plan

is to be actioned from.

[phone rings]


Craig, yeah, just a heads up.

I'm hearing some pretty f***ed up things.

Go on.

I think you might be on to something.

The media won't get hold of this

for another 72 hours or so.

They're saying once you're infected,

they get a sort of fever, bad fever

and then they die.

Except once the heart stops,

they don't stay dead.

They reanimate, they come back to life

and they go mental.

What do you mean mental?

They're saying apparently crazy.

F***ing bat sh*t crazy. Mental.

Eating people, ripping their throats out,

killing them, Craig.

[siren blares]

Is there a cure?

Not yet, it's basically a flu virus

that's mutated.

If you know anyone

that has any of these symptoms,

just get the f*** away from them.

I have to go. Take care.

The sooner you can identify

what you're dealing with,

the better prepared you can be.

Rule three.

Arm up.

Bludgeon weapons are best, less blood,

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Stuart Brennan

Stuart Brennan (born 8 October 1982, Barnstaple, North Devon) is a BAFTA winning British actor, writer, producer and director. He is an advocate for independent film, helping set up and establish film festivals across the world. more…

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