RAGE, a tale highlighting the impact of domestic violence and drug abuse, was filmed at locations across central Scotland last year.

A red carpet premiere took place at The Hippodrome in Bo’ness on Monday 18th April with those attending given the opportunity to take part in a Q&A with the cast and crew following the screening.

Left Paul Lapsley Middle Gary A Wales Right David Penman – Photo Ian Rhind

The event was attended by all those involved in creating the short film including Gary A Wales, David Penman and actors Lara Fullerton, local karate star Paul Lapsley, Michaela Sweeney and Bailey Penman.

The film – a collaboration between GAW Films “Gary A Wales” and DP Productions “David Penman” – brings to life the story of a seemingly normal family man on a date night with his partner, when things turn nasty after he takes a mix of drugs and booze.

Paul Lapsley – Gary A Wales – David Penman – Photo Ian Rhind
Paul Lapsley – Gary A Wales – David Penman – Photo Ian Rhind
Gary A Wales & David Penman – Photo Ian Rhind
Anthony Gibson & Michaela Sweeney- Photo Ian Rhind

Speaking after Monday night’s event, Gary, who co-wrote and starred in the film, said: “It was great to see so many supportive people, come and celebrate the amazing work we all did.

“A beautiful day and venue to hold such a marvellous premiere.”

David Penman, co-writer and producer, added: “It was great to finally see our work on the big screen and to meet so many new people too.

“I would like to thank everyone who attended the screening, we now move on to the next one.”

Filming for RAGE took place at locations in Bo’ness, Glenrothes and Glasgow.

Gary A Wales on Red Carpet for RAGE Premiere – Photo Ian Rhind

The Anchor Tavern in North Street, Bo’ness was one of the settings for the production when filming took place last June.

Given the film’s subject matter, all profits from it will be donated to Victim Support Scotland.

Lara Fullerton, who plays Courtney, added: “It was such a wonderful night and a fantastic turnout.

“We had people traveling from all over Scotland to attend the premiere and raise money for a worthy cause. I feel very proud to be part of the team behind Rage.”

Speaking about the film last year during filming, Gary – who has been in Game of Thrones, said: “Creating RAGE was a challenge for myself and the whole team.

“I know we all did our research correctly and we know we have made something special to make an impact.”

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