Given all that is happening in the world at this moment with the increasing lockdown measures being taken, it's becoming abundantly and overwhelmingly clear of the relevance and importance of artists and the role they play in providing not only entertainment, but also comfort and a sense of normality. You could almost say that the role of anyone in the film industry is that of quite significant cultural importance (and by no means are we downplaying the vital role of teachers or nurses either!)
With the closure of all cinemas and an expanding population who now opt to watch video content over reading a book, how would so many people cope being locked down in their own homes without films, documentaries and television shows?
This said, amongst the thousands of industries decimated by the COVD-19 coronavirus threat, the film industry too has felt it. Thousands of films (including documentaries and TV series) that were in various stages of production have had to immediately stop all work which naturally has a flow on affect to families and the community at large, both from a financial perspective but also as mentioned, a cultural one.
There is however an interesting angle that has emerged amongst the chaos, being the perpetual need for new content which still exists and persists despite whatever lockdown measures are in place.
Despite the thousands of productions that have come to a grinding halt around the world, there exist many films which due to their own timelines, were in the final stages of post-production in February and March, of which, by sheer luck, are now completely market-ready and in need of distribution.
One such film is our latest crime-thriller: RAGE.
Directed by multi-award-winning director John Balazs and starring Matthew Theodorou, Hayley Beveridge, iconic Australian actor, action film star and stunt co-oridinator Richard Norton as well as Chantoozies founding member and actress Tottie Goldsmith.
Think of Ben Affleck's classic crime-thriller GONE GIRL and you'll get the picture of what this gritty new thriller is like.
After a violent home invasion leaves him in a coma and his wife deeply traumatized, a mild-mannered husband awakens to find out that one of the attackers is still on the loose. As they try to move on with their lives, one day his nearly-despondent wife spots the attacker, opening up a twisted tale of brutal revenge where all isn't as it seems.
Accompanying the visuals is a masterful 100 minute score, composed by Kai Chen Lim, son of iconic Australian musical producer/composer, Chong Lim.
This film is fully financed, completed and market-ready. With new content demand being at an all time high at present, we are now in a position to begin discussions with interested parties, sales agents and distributors.
Please contact us if you are one of these and would like to express your interest.
For everyone else who is on the verge of rage, stay tuned, RAGE is coming!