A product of the Alt Ending video assignment:
This post-apocalyptic film is fairly grotesque and captures the violence behind survival. Few people are your friends, and even friends kill each other when one is exposed to the virus and turning. The concept of family is one of the most prevalent motifs seen throughout the film. The small groups of survivors stick together as a family unit, fighting for each other. When they all run into the soldiers, the soldiers turn on them for the promise of family, in a way. The violence that’s shown behind the defense and acquisition of family serves to juxtapose these two concepts, as “family” often carries the notion of innocence with it. It all shows the struggle of survival.
Our take on the alternative ending hyper-focuses on the innocent portion of family. What if everything was just fine all of a sudden? Low chance that would happen, so we accentuate the ridiculousness of it.