An elderly man struggles to care for his ailing wife, facing a terrible choice as her memory fails – while the zombies draw ever closer.
In the tradition of Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Dawn of the Dead, Living Memory addresses contemporary social concerns through the heightened reality of the horror genre. The film focuses on the demographic time-bomb of an aging population, the challenges of caring for elderly people and the attendant rise in cases of dementia – now the leading cause of death in England and Wales.
Living Memory takes one of the often-overlooked elements of the classic George Romero zombie – the fact that they dimly remember their past lives – and uses it as a springboard to examine themes of memory, nostalgia and loss.
Living Memory has been awarded "Best Short Script - Horror" by the New Renaissance Film Festival and “Best Short Script” by the Sunday Shorts festival. It is a finalist in the 2018 International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival.
Concept art by Ina Dorthea Thuresson