Brace yourself for one of the most stirring and searing psychological thrillers. On January 26, 2021, Shout! Studios will release the new thriller CAGED, directed by Aaron Fjellman on VOD and digital for watch-at-home. Critically acclaimed Kenyan-born actor Edi Gathegi (X-Men: First Class, The Blacklist) leads a talented cast of Melora Hardin (The Office, Transparent), Angela Sarafyan (Westworld, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile), Tony Amendola (Annabelle, Once Upon a Time), Robert R. Shafer (The Office, Psycho Cop), and James Jagger (The Outpost, Vinyl). Written by Aaron Fjellman and James “Doc” Mason, CAGED is produced by Peter Kirtley, Matthew Temple, Jessa Zarubica, and Aaron Fjellman. Executive producers are Edi Gathegi and Ryan Sage.
“The concept for Caged was born out of a simple sentence: I want to make a psychological thriller exploring the haunting effects of solitary confinement,” stated filmmaker Aaron Fjellman. “We build upon tried-and-true horror tropes as a way to visualize the insanity experienced by prisoners in solitary confinement. By toying with the literal and figurative definitions of haunting the possibilities of shooting and extremely contained thriller, mostly set in one man’s solitary cell, all of a sudden became huge! Edi Gathegi’s emotionally charged, powerhouse performance grounded the story’s genre elements, adding a special layer of authenticity to the film. Having the opportunity to shape a character with such a gifted actor was extremely gratifying.”
An affluent African American psychiatrist (Gathegi), convicted of murdering his wife (Sarafyan), is sentenced to life in federal prison, then sent to solitary confinement. Struggling to file an appeal, he descends into madness, pushed to his breaking point by an abusive female guard (Hardin) hell-bent on her own form of justice and haunted by his dead wife, causing him to question his own innocence and sanity.
Shout! Studios | 80 minutes, Not Rated
CAGED Hits On-Demand and Digital for Watch-At-Home
January 26, 2021