At the 2012 South by Southwest Film Festival, director Steven C. Miller launched his action-thriller The Aggression Scale. The film follows several parties’ pursuit of a parcel of $500,000 in cash… kind of like Rat Race, only the immense bodily harm is not played for laughs.
Below is a clip from Aggression Scale, which features a brief taste of the action and intensity that lasts throughout Miller’s sophomore feature. Fabienne Therese plays Lauren, a teenaged girl in a particularly vulnerable situation thanks to the unforgiving gangster Chissolm (Derek Mears). It doesn’t seem to be a fair fight until Lauren’s reinforcements, in the form of young Owen (Ryan Hartwig), who is crafty beyond his years.