Now in post-production for a Fall 2012 release, Ferocious (the movie) is creating buzz within the independent film industry. Written and Directed by Robert Cuffley, the story focuses on a sensitive subject prevalent online today.
A star on one of North America’s most popular TV shows has made it big, but her past is coming back to haunt her. Long before becoming famous she worked in a sleazy nightclub. A videotape of her escapades in the club has fallen into the wrong hands and an extortion attempt ensues. And that’s where the excitement begins.
“In an age where celebrity sex tapes are ubiquitous, Ferocious takes a different spin on things,” says Cuffley, “I was more interested in a character knowing this tape is out there and having to live, day-to-day, not knowing when (or if) it will be sold to the media. That kind of inner turmoil is great for an actor to play with.”
Starring Amanda Crew in the lead role, Ferocious explores the vulnerability of any celebrity in this predicament.
“There’s an element of violation whenever someone is photographed/recorded/videotaped without their knowing about it,” explained Cuffley. “People didn’t even much like Google taking pictures of where they live, so you can imagine how an intimate act videotaped without someone’s knowledge, stored for later use, then surfacing at the absolute least opportune time, would be a terrible thing to live through.”
Ferocious is the story of the dark side of ambition, the high price of fame and the blindness caused by desire.