Incident Report

The leadership of a government zombie hunting group is tested when their leader confronts his missing wife.

  • Nick Koniuszko
  • Nick Koniuszko
  • Nick Koniuszko
  • Paul Dawber
    Key Cast
    "Damien Williams"
  • Philip Cristian Claassen
    Key Cast
    "Francis 'Flatline' Flannigan"
  • Pete Sheringham
    Key Cast
    "Randy 'Ink' Inkerman"
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    Horror, Action, Mockumentary
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 11, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    70,000 AUD
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Director Biography - Nick Koniuszko

Nick Koniuszko is a film director and writer from Melbourne, Australia. A graduate of Holmesglen Institute of TAFE with a degree in Screen Production and a diploma in Professional Writing, he created the production company Ballistic Ink Productions. After working on other people's work, it was time to create his own. Inspired by his favorite director James Cameron who is also left-handed, he set out to paint with a large canvas with his debut short film Incident Report.

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Director Statement

Incident Report is a long-gestating project whose roots were in film school and made on the back of people saying it was 'too complicated' back in 2011.

After graduating from film school I wanted to make a project that was to be my debut short. Something that had teeth. Literally.

Originally penned as a three-page short that was fleshed out whose skin and bones stayed with me until the start of 2015.

I was fascinated by the 'squad on patrol' seen in numerous movies and tried to turn it into an action, zombie mockumentary. I wanted to show the morbid, macabre and humorous nature of fighting zombies as if they were a public nuisance instead of a colossal apocalypse seen in various media.

Visually, the idea came about during a time when digital film-making, particular content filmed in 1080p resolution, was taking off. Footage from soldiers wearing GoPro cameras in war zones like Iraq and Afghanistan gave us up-close look at the chaos of violence and the black humor found within it.

At that same time the genre of found footage movies reached cinemas with movies like Paranormal Activity and the faux documentary style of the science fiction film District 9. I wanted to try something similar but instead of aliens, I chose to use the accessible sub-genre of zombies. And of course with a smaller budget and length!

To immerse the viewer into Incident Report I wanted to pull them in with long takes that hold the viewer's eye like something out of Children of Men where even though it's science fiction it still holds you in that bleak world that Cuaron created.

And that's where the mockumentary style and zombies combined to create Incident Report.