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SEPTEMBER 22-24 2017

CHRYSALIS - 2015 OFFICIAL SELECTION!

July 13, 2015

The world, and civilization as we know it, has ended. Humanity is teetering on the edge of extinction, decades after a bio-terrorist attack unleashed a virus upon the world...a virus that transformed the vast majority of the population into vicious, ravenous creatures now called, simply, the “infected.” What the bombs didn’t destroy, the infected overran; what the infect

In the barren wasteland that remains, the remnants and survivors have staggered about for years. The infected are slowly dying off, starving to death from lack of food. Nature has begun to retake the earth. What remains are ruins of cities, monuments to decay and despair, overgrown with trees and weeds.

In the midst of a seemingly endless winter, nomadic companions Josh and Penelope, the last survivors of a larger group, share the hope of rescuing others like them and hopefully rebuilding civilization. Having never lived in a world without the infected, however, the concept is foreign to them, and they simply survive day-to-day.

One night, they hear footsteps outside, then screams and growls...and then a gunshot. The commotion draws them out of hiding into the hall, where they rescue a mysterious woman named Abira, the lone survivor of another group fractured by an infected attack. She tells them of her group’s plan to rendezvous at a larger safe house, and agrees to lead Josh and Pen there. As they make their way to the meet-up, loyalties are tested, motivations are questioned, and the trio must face new and terrifying challenges if they are to survive.

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