Directed by Jessica Ebert
Nadia Alagara, a junior virologist, is called in to examine Patient Zero, a person infected with a deadly virus. The only known symptoms are a rush of blood to the head, causing excessive nosebleeds and violent behavior. Before the examination test, a security breach releases the patient. In a rush of panic to escape, she hits her face into a door, leading to an infrequent nosebleed. She hides inside Patient Zero’s observation room only for five other “doctors” to join her. They come to realize one of them is actually Patient Zero, blending in as a doctor. Anonymous to each other, they break down each other’s alibi and character to determine who is the patient. When Nadia’s nose bleeds, they force her out of the room to fend for herself among the infected. Escaping from the building, she confronts two security guards. The security guards notice Nadia’s nosebleed. Fearing for the worst — against Nadia’s will — they force her back into the building.
Get to know the Director Jessica Ebert
Jessica Ebert is a young prodigy in the SDSU film program. Double-majoring in both film and psychology, Ebert has a knack for creating films that explore the dark side of the human mind. In 2022, Ebert directed and co-wrote Your Last Call, closing out the SDSU Emerging Filmmakers film festival. This dark comedy questioned how a variety of people would react to the end of the world in a humorous yet existential matter. In late 2021, Ebert also wrote and directed Wicker, a short psychological horror centered around a distinguished author using his murders as inspiration for his writing. Ebert is excited for everyone to trivialize Infectious and the genuine reactions we have to fear.
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