We’ve all been looking for joy in unusual places during 2020. And Makoto Nagahisa’s dynamic and utterly unique debut film We Are Little Zombies centers on four 13 year olds doing just that.
After the unexpected deaths of their parents the ragtag group of cool kids create a band with nothing but an old bass guitar and a broken video game console. And as you can see from our joyous exclusive clip it is a nothing short of a huge success.
If you’re a fan of that brilliant track and want to know more then check out the full description here. “When four young orphans—Hikari, Ikuko, Ishi, and Takemura—first meet, their parents’ bodies are being turned into dust, like fine Parmesan atop a plate of spaghetti Bolognese, and yet none of them can shed a tear. They are like zombies; devoid of all emotion. With no family, no future, no dreams, and no way to move forward, the young teens decide that the first level of this new existence involves salvaging a gaming console, an old electric bass, and a charred wok from their former homes—just enough to start a band-and then conquer the world. Tragedy, comedy, music, social criticism, and teenage angst are all subsumed in this eccentric cinematic tsunami.”
We Are Little Zombies looks like a neon-hued musical about grief and recovery; which makes it unlike anything else we’ve ever seen and we cannot wait to head to our closest drive-in and try and see it on the biggest screen possible! Until then we’ll just be rocking out to this unfeasibly catchy track and remembering when we could go places and dance with other humans.
You can find out where We Are Little Zombies is playing near you both digitally and IRL right here!
Header Image: Oscilloscope