R | 1h 20min | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 11 August 2017
Written and Directed By: Gerald Rascionato
Cage Dive is an experimental 'found footage’ shark horror and Gerald Rascionato's first feature film.
Found footage is a subgenre in films in which all or a substantial part of a fictional film is presented as if it were discovered film or video recordings. The events on screen are typically seen through the camera of one or more of the characters involved, often accompanied by their real-time off-camera commentary. Put simply, found footage films favour a lot of point of view (POV) shots (think GoPro footage).
Cage Dive follows three American college students making an audition tape for an extreme game show by filming their most intense activity: Shark Cage Diving in Australia. A catastrophic turn of events leaves them stranded in baited water surrounded by Great White Sharks, turning their
audition tape into a documentation of survival.
Cinema Australia Review:
Gerald Rascionato's Cage Dive is a spine-chilling piece of cinema. It's technically brilliant and one of the finest examples of found-footage horror ever produced ... anywhere! Never has an Australian film set in the ocean been this terrifying!
• Sitges International Fantasy and Horror Film Festival 2016
• Gold Coast Film Festival 2017