A feature adaptation is in development based on Rage helmer John Balazs‘s multi-award winning 2017 shortfilm, Dancer. Balazs is developing the script as we speak, reteaming with Rage scribe Michael J. Kospiah on the new revisal which is currently under wraps with story and casting details.
Dancer bore out of Balazs’s Prima Lux Films banner, where he and producer Marlane Ghmed have built a movie-making resumè for themselves dating back to 2014. The original fifty-minute short, about a world-weary hitman who vows to rescue an exotic dancer from the violent underworld she’s trapped in, collected nine nominations along with twenty-two awards from festivals around the world, in categories ranging from Best Actor and Supporting Actress, to Bests in Feature, Music Score and Director.
Balazs would follow suit in multi-award winning fashion in 2018, earning more fanfare from action movie audiences with crowdfunder action thriller, Night Shift, prior to the development and production of a slate of feature projects under Prima Lux. The first film was Rage, made alongside La Rosa Productions’s Adam La Rosa exec producing, and marks Balazs’s feature debut on a more cerebral character-driven thriller, about a broken married couple marred by the tragic fallout of a violent home invasion.
Rage stars Richard Norton, Matt Theo and Hayley Beveridge from a script by Kospiah, and is now available in the U.S. from Gravitas Ventures.
Feast your eyes on the 2017 multi-award winning action short, Dancer, in the player below. As always, viewer discretion is advised.