‘Cotard’ dir. Christopher Bradshaw (2013)

Our twenty-first film of Student Film Month is ‘Cotard’ dir. Christopher Bradshaw (2013)

Humankind has been wiped out by a zombie invasion which proceeded to move down the food chain, infecting every species of plant and creature on earth. Due to the denial of having to face a banal and meaningless existence, the human zombies rallied together creating order via a new government. Soon after, everything ran as it had before the invasion and no one remembered or accepted that they were dead.

Samuel Glebe is the only zombie left who remembers the truth, and has been diagnosed with Coltard’s Syndrome due to his claims. Sam is uncertain if the authorities are covering up the invasion or if he really does suffer from delusions, and must decide whether to undergo electro-convulsive therapy and risk forgetting what could be the truth, or believe in himself and persuade the world to accept what has happened at the risk of living forever in sorrow.

An animation from the brain of Christopher Madshaw who studied at Bucks New University, High Wycombe.

Student Film Month
In celebration of student filmmakers everywhere and our Student Film In Transit competition, we’ve launched Student Film Month at Cannes in a Van. Every day throughout February, we’re publishing a student film from somewhere in the student film-sphere. It might be a student classic like the 1965 long-short Boy and Bicycle from a young Ridley Scott… an award-winning masterpiece… or a film directed by you.

We’ll be publishing a wealth of moving images from the infamous to the obscure, each film worthy of it’s place on our humble little stage. So what’s stopping you picking up that mouse, tablet or phone and sending us your own student short? You never know where the big yellow van might take you!

We’re even hosting a special Student Film Screen Social very soon in London so look out for more on that by joining our mailing list.

It’s simple to submit…
Email us at and tell us what you’d like to show, then fill in the Screen Social submission form (please include details of production) and we’ll do the rest!

We look forward to screening your film.


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