This project report and my short film, God with a Gun, are a study of the postapocalyptic film genre, and the social and political commentary contained therein. God with a Gun, a redemption story set in a typical post-apocalyptic film atmosphere, combines formulaic genre archetypes, with visual elements of traditional noir and experimental film. The story centers on a guilt-ridden protagonist who is consumed with committing violent retribution, after inadvertently aiding in the creation of a catastrophic viral epidemic. In addition, this project report analyzes Richard Matheson's novel I Am Legend, and its influence on modern post-apocalyptic cinema. Along with theoretical discussion and analysis of media such as 28 Days Later, The Omega Man, and related post-apocalyptic literature, this report addresses my efforts to employ a non-conventional storyline and presentation in developing God with a Gun. I will also explore the fiscal and creative challenges of producing a post-apocalyptic film that embraces an abstract visual and aural approach without compromising fundamental concepts of the genre. The DVD of the film is available for viewing at the Media Center at Love Library.