Archive of films Fido / Fido

USA / Canada
2006, 91 min

Section: Midnight Screenings
Year: 2007

Willard is America’s most idyllic town of the 1950s. The picket fences shine in their whiteness over the green gardens, the woemn cook a great supper, and all the lowbrow work is done by zombies. Lonely only child Timmy finally finds a friend in the undead Mr. Fido – but then the neighbours start going missing…


Synopsis

George A. Romero enriched the zombie horror genre with a degree of social criticism. To that Andrew Currie has added a homage to the American melodramas of the 1950s and created a black “zomedy” that is just as touching as it is a merciless criticism of the political climate in the USA since September 11. The title hero is one of a crowd of zombies who deliver the newspapers or help the children cross the street in the idyllic town of Willard. This is the 1950s not quite as we know them: radiation has brought the dead back from their graves, but the ZomCon corporation has come up with a way of getting them into line. The zombies are now one of the accessories of every household, so the Robinsons get one too. Their lonely son Timmy makes an even closer friendship with Fido than is normal, since zombies are just ordinary people and might have feelings as well. But in a stiff society that divides the world into “inside” and “outside”, sooner or later that kind of attitude is going to cause big problems.

About the director

Andrew Currie was born in England but grew up in Canada. In 1995 he founded the production company Anagram Pictures with Trent Carlson. The original idea was to concentrate primarily on writing screenplays, but both filmmakers gradually began making their own movies as well. Among them are Currie’s feature film debut Mile Zero (2001) and Carlson’s The Delicate Art of Parking (2003), screened two years ago at the Karlovy Vary IFF in the Forum of Independents. Currie also directed the television film Sleep Murder (2004) about a complicated court case with an Inuit man who doesn’t remember the killing of his mother and brother, of which he is accused.

Contacts

Lionsgate (LA)
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United States of America
Tel: +1 310 255 3700
Fax: +1 310 255 3870
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www: www.lionsgate.com

SPI International CE
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Slovakia
Tel: +421 254 650 824
Fax: +421 254 793 653
E-mail: spi@spi-film.sk
www: www.spi-film.sk

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Midnight Screenings
   
Director: Andrew Currie
Screenplay: Robert Chomiak, Andrew Currie, Dennis Heaton
Dir. of Photography: Jan Kiesser
Music: Dan Macdonald
Editor: Roger Mattiussi
Producer: Blake Corbet, Mary Anne Waterhouse
Production: Lionsgate
Cast: Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly, Dylan Baker, K’Sun Ray, Sonja Bennett, Jennifer Clement, Rob LaBelle
Contact: Lionsgate (LA), SPI International CE
Distributor: SPI International CE
   
www: www.fidothemovie.com

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