Martha wakes with a nasty cut on her head, has breakfast, and goes outside searching for ice cream to make an ugly discovery. Martha is the last person on Earth. Or, she might be.
Martha doesn’t quite know what to do, spending her time wandering and listening to the last message her mother left on their answering machine. But then she finally encounters the one other person left on Earth — and discovers they are connected in a way that will alter their existences forever.
I think Christopher Haydon does an excellent job at directing, often successfully showing us rather than telling us.
Iona Firouzabad’s story is a part dystopian mystery and feels like a reflection of teenage life. How often is the expression “Leave me alone!” used?
Martha, played by Shannon Tarbet, nails the role. Her look of worry. Her frantic searching for someone, anyone, and of course, the inevitable breakdown when she realises her loved ones are gone.
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