It’s been a pretty exciting time for fans of shark movies. The Shallows released earlier this year. The long in development giant shark movie MEG continues to move forward. There’s another on the way titled In the Deep (the former title of The Shallows, interestingly enough), which is also known as 47 Meters Down. And now we have a lesser known movie titled Cage Dive coming soon.
The movie comes out of Australia, and is a found footage flick about a group of friends who go diving with great white sharks to film as an audition to get on a reality TV show.
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Cage Dive is directed by Gerald Rascionato, who has talked about what inspired him in making the movie:
â€œAbove 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. The typical blockbuster film these days rely heavily on visual effects. I think itâ€™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, Iâ€™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.â€
Starring in the movie is Joel Hogan, Josh Potthoff, Megan Peta Hill, Pete Valley, Christopher Callen, Tara Wraith, Teagan Berger, Chris Bath, Paul Adams, Wilma Adams, Mark Fell, Mary Oâ€™Neill, Nicholas Phelan, Mathew Phelan, Harry Pinkney-Blain, Craige McPhersons, Andrew Nathan, and Alessandro Rome.
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 activityâ€¦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.