Call Up (The)


When a group of elite online gamers each receive a mysterious invitation to trial a state-of-the-art virtual reality video game, it’s a dream come true and impossible to resist. Arriving at the test site, the group step into hi-tech gear and prepare for a revolutionary, next-level gaming experience that brings modern warfare to life with frightening realism. At first it’s a unique and exhilarating experience. But what starts out like a dream encounter with cutting edge technology quickly takes a turn for the sinister. Once the group are attacked by enemy combatants, they soon realize this is no game after all. Make a mistake here and you pay with your life. Now these masters of the shoot ‘em up will have to fight for survival within a game gone bad, but this time it’s for real.

What if not only that end-of-level boss would be able to really kill you, but also all those minions you have to eliminate to get to him? The debut feature of Charles Barker is nothing less than a gamer’s worst nightmare. This arts graduate from St. Martins college has worked as a commercial director and his short films Indecision and 4am have been screened at numerous film festivals worldwide to much acclaim. With a cast of young talent led by Max Deacon (Into The Storm), Morfydd Clark (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), Ali Cook (The Anomaly) and Parker Sawyers (Zero Dark Thirty).

Genre(s) action, adventure, near future
Premiere World Premiere
Competition(s) Méliès Competition
Country UK
Audience CNA
Audio English
Subtitles Dutch, French
Director Charles Barker
Cast Clark Morfydd, Deacon Max, FazzaniDino, Modele Malcolm, Sawyers Parker
Screenplay Charles Barker
Soundtracks Tom Raybould
Production Red&Black Films, Stigma Films
Distributor Altitude Film Sales
Year 2015


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