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Australian indie feature film Rage will release via Vimeo On Demand in Australia on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021.
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.
“Rage explores the aftermath of trauma, the expectations of modern marriage, revenge and infidelity,” says director John Balazs.
“It’s a hard hitting raw and gritty look at the dark side of marriage that deals with themes of sexual assault, infidelity, murder and revenge. It’s a nail biting two hour thriller that focuses on rich characters wrapped in a dynamic and engaging story. We want to bring back the the simplistic and narrative driven films of the 50’s and 60’s thrillers through modern filmmaking techniques.”
Rage scooped up several awards at Queen Palm Film Festival 2021 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.
Directed by Balazs (Dancer, Night Shift) and written by 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.
A trailer for Rage is set to drop soon so watch this space.