Award of Excellence – “Rancid Cargo” (Canada)

Title: Rancid Cargo
Runtime: 14 min
Country: Canada
Director: Eric Houstoun & Tom Hall
Placement: Award of Excellence
Competition: March, 2023

Synopsis: After Isaac Clarke receives an unsettling message from his estranged girlfriend Nicole, he has no choice but to seek her out aboard the USG Ishimura. However while he approaches along with a network engineer named Kendra, the ship is mysteriously silent. Once aboard the Ishimura it quickly becomes clear that something terrible has happened aboard the ship, and they will need to fight for their lives if they hope to survive.