Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, has acquired the rights to the Award-winning Australian indie feature film RAGE, set for release on all major VOD platforms in North America and a Vimeo On Demand release in Australia on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021.
RAGE is a suspenseful revenge thriller starring Matt Theo (Night Shift), Hayley Beveridge (Dead Moon Circus) and Richard Norton (Mad Max: Fury Road), that aims to explore the aftermath of trauma, the expectations of modern marriage, revenge and infidelity.
From director John Balazs (Dancer, Night Shift) and writer Michael J. Kospiah (The Suicide Theory), RAGE was produced by Marlane Ghmed and Vikki Blinks for Prima Lux Films in association with Adam La Rosa (Suzi Q) for La Rosa Productions.
Synopsis: after a violent home invasion leaves mild-mannered husband Noah (Matt Theo) in a coma and his wife Madeline (Hayley Beveridge) deeply traumatised, Noah awakens to find out that one of the attackers is still on the loose. As Noah and the nearly-despondent Madeline try to move on with their lives, Madeline spots the attacker, opening up a twisted tale of brutal revenge where all isn’t as it seems. Along the way, a scarred and seasoned Detective John Bennett (Richard Norton) fights his own inner demons whilst trying to solve the crime.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Gravitas Ventures to distribute RAGE,” said John Balazs. “They are truly a filmmakers distributor and we are excited to work with them to get our powerful, character driven thriller in front of audiences.”
“RAGE is a sizzling burn of a film exploring the depths of human anguish,” said Gravitas Ventures Senior Acquisitions Manager Nick Royak. “It’s stunning what can happen to us in life and John Balazs takes us on the winding road post trauma. The Gravitas team is very excited for the opportunity to work with this talented group of filmmakers from halfway around the world.”
The film scooped up several awards at Queen Palm Film Festival 2021 earlier this month, including Gold Awards for Best Feature and Best Editor. In 2020, it was awarded Best Feature at Los Angeles Film Awards, Best Director and Best Editor at Montreal Independent Film Festival, Best Supporting Actor at Rome Prisma Awards and Best Feature Film at Oniros Film Awards. Circus Road Films is handling worldwide sales.