Looking like Open Water meets [REC] meets The Shallows meets In the Deep/47 Meters Down, Bloody Disgusting has the exclusive trailer premiere for Gerald Rascionato’s Cage Dive, which will have its world premiere tonight at Sitges where he’ll be in attendance with both the producer and cast.
“Cage Dive follows three friends from California who set out to film an audition tape for submission to an extreme reality game show. To ensure they stand out, they decide to travel to Australia where they will be documenting themselves taking part in a most extreme activity…Shark Cage Diving. While on the dive, a catastrophic turn of events leaves them in baited water full of hungry Great White Sharks and turns their audition tape into a survival diary.”
The trailer is pretty great, especially if you’re into shark survival horror movies like I am. We’re seeing a resurgence of these kinds of films and I can only hope it’s as fun as the incredible films listed above.
Trailer removed per request of Odin’s Eye Entertainment.
“Above all, my goal with CAGE DIVE was to re-create that magic I had experienced when seeing the great films of my youth from titans such as Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, James Cameron and Robert Zemeckis,” Rascionato explained. “The typical blockbuster film these days rely heavily on visual effects. I think it’s important to focus on the characters so that you feel for them as you go on their journey, all the while tactically using visual effects as a device to help tell the story. I want people to connect with my characters and feel immersed in the story.
“Since first I saw JAWS, I’ve always wanted to make a GREAT shark film. But how could I make something different from the others, that would stand apart and be something new but also capture the essence of the classic that started it all?
“CAGE DIVE is the first and only shark film shot entirely from the first person point of view. It drops you in the water with living Apex predators in the most realistic and terrifying way.”
From Just One More Productions Pty. Ltd., the film is an Australian production starring Joel Hogan, Josh Potthoff, Megan Peta Hill, Pete Valley, Christopher Callen, Tara Wraith, Teagan Berger, Chris Bath, Paul Adams, Wilma Adams, Mark Fell, Mary O’Neill, Nicholas Phelan, Mathew Phelan, Harry Pinkney-Blain, Craige McPhersons, Andrew Nathan, and Alessandro Romeo.