Joe (Christian Greenway), a bio scientist, becomes trapped in a sealed testing lab when an infectious rage virus gets accidentally released, turning his colleague into a ‘Rager’.
Joe forces his way out of the lab, but the whole building is soon overrun by rage-infected, cannibalistic killers.
This 9 minute horror short, which also stars Harriet Davies and Noel Ross, was shot entirely on a Go-Pro HERO4 Black, telling the story via Joe’s POV. Director Joshua Cleave (who also wrote and produced) had to direct Greenway as an actor and also direct him as a camera operator because the Go-Pro camera was mounted on a paintball mask that Greenway was wearing! (The mask was converted to hold the camera firmly in place just below his eye line so that it could mimic his POV at the correct height.)
THE RAGE is a pacy production that sees Joe slamming a Rager’s fingers in a door, throwing another one down a stairwell and stabbing a bald Rager in the skull with a pen!
Joe finally reaches the roof (spoiler)… but discovers that he has unfortunately not managed to escape the building unscathed…
I think Joshua Cleave’s novel idea of doing the whole film via Go-Pro is an inventive creative calling card to the film industry to let them know he’s somebody to definitely keep an eye on.
He is just finishing off a sequel to THE RAGE that will hopefully be out very soon.