Forth Valley filmmaker creates short movie highlighting substance abuse and domestic violence

Forth Valley film production company, GAW Films is set to create RAGE, a short movie that highlights substance abuse and domestic violence.

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 12:42 pm

The company, which is based in Bo’ness, will be collaborating on the movie with Fife based production company DP Productions.

GAW Films is owned by the co-writer, producer and director of the film, Gary Wales, who after helping to write the script several years ago is now bringing it to the silver screen as he feels that the time is right.

Gary has worked in the film industry since the age of six and has worked on various feature-length movies and documentaries as well as HBO’s Game of Thrones.

RAGE poster.

Gary, who played Healtor Frey in Game of Thrones said: “RAGE is a short film that will highlight and raise awareness about the connection between drug and alcohol abuse and domestic violence.

"We need to raise £1000 before we can start filming and the money will be used to hire equipment, pay the crew, and to provide travel, food, and Covid-19 supplies.

"It’s just been a few days since the indiegogo fundraising page went live and we are already at 32 per cent towards our target.

Gary Wales.

"The film will be about 12 minutes long, and we’re also going to be making a 30 minute behind the scenes film which will show how we put it all together.”

The short film will tell the story of a seemingly normal family man who goes out for a date night with his wife. After a night spent drinking heavily and taking an assortment of drugs, things then take a nasty turn when they return home.

David Penman.

Gary met David from DP Productions a few years ago after Gary had first initially announced creating RAGE before the two filmmakers went on to co-write the script.

Gary explained: “As I had seen a lot about domestic violence being linked to drug and alcohol misuse in the media I jumped at the chance to make the film.

“It will be a powerful movie as it is such a relevant topic with the circumstances that we are in right now with the ongoing pandemic.

"With everyone being in lockdown there has been more and more reports of substance abuse which can be directly linked to domestic violence.”

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