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|Directed by||Marc Furmie|
|Produced by||Matt Inglis
|Written by||Marc Furmie
|Music by||Samantha Fonti|
|Edited by||Gabriel Dowrick|
|Distributed by||The Filmmakers Factory|
Venger is a branded film series directed by Marc Furmie. It is seen as a possible re-invention of the BMW film series The Hire. Production on the 15-minute movie began in July 2010 when executive producer Jesse Press arranged a commercial deal with Sydney based Mercedes-Benz dealership G Brothers. Additional finance came from Petronas Lubricants International, the sponsor of the Mercedes GP Petronas Formula One Team. Filming took 7 days at iconic locations across Sydney, majority of which were on the Northern Beaches peninsular. A 4-minute teaser was presented to a crowd of 500 people on the final day of shooting at a celebration for the Australian Film Industry.
Following the murder of his fiancé, racecar driver Anthony McCullough becomes hellbent on revenge. Set loose by a ruthless detective, McCullough begins to follow a trail of clues. As he gets closer to finding the men responsible, he is drawn into a web of secrecy and betrayal that threatens to destroy his entire family.
The movie was created as a branded content film for the G Brothers Mercedes-Benz dealership and Petronas Lubricants International by executive producers Jesse Press & Marc Windon of The Filmmakers Factory and writer/director Marc Furmie of FG Entertainment. The project was designed to merge strong storytelling and brand awareness with a concept that resonates with online audiences – eventually becoming the first episode in a web series. The screenplay was written by Marc Furmie, Shiyan Zheng and Vincent Andriano. Influenced by the classic action-revenge thrillers of the 70's such as Bullitt, Death Wish and Dirty Harry, Venger showcases several current model Mercedes-Benz in an edgy and stylish framework.
The 2 planned sequels will feature the AMG SLS Class, SL class, GLK class and many more of the best Mercedes-Benz cars in the world.
Venger is one of the first productions to use the Arriflex Alexa digital cinema camera.
The film is due for release on February 17, 2011.
- http://www.benzinsider.com/2011/01/video-“venger”-trailer—sydney-mercedes-benz-dealership-co-presents-upcoming-film/ "BenzInsider" preview of Venger by Keiichi January 28, 2011
- http://www.emercedesbenz.com/autos/mercedes-benz/corporate-news/venger-film-trailer-featuring-mercedes-benz-vehicles-makes-its-debut/ eMercedesBenz preview by JClark 31 January 2011
- http://marcwindon.blogspot.com/2011/02/venger-web-film-series-by-g-brothers.html?spref=tw "Blog article" by Marc Windon on February 3, 2011