Short Of The Week: ‘The First Wave’

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Zombie shorts have a pretty terrible reputation online. They’re always either dystopian porn set in old army base that some bro happened to have access to or a badly executed uni project that doesn’t go further than cheap makeup, blood and someone getting bitten (oh how dramatic). But this short came up as a genuine surprise brimming with great ideas and a new spin on a tired genre.

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“The Room” Easy DIY Drinking Game

The Room Cast

“The Room” is one of the finest examples of post-modern filming in the last decade. Like most examples of post-modern artwork, understanding it requires one to relinquish any conventions of cinema. Tommy Wiesau relinquishes many such as good acting, comprehensible dialogue and believable characters. The end result is a piece of cinema that questions the notions of film as an effective narrative medium and challenges the Hollywood film industry through its unrelenting rejection of so called “good” filmmaking.

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