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"A very smart and eerie film with some great ideas, Violentia takes us one step nearer to the potential of mind control and its consequences." - Sci-Fi-London Film Festival

"10 of the best at Sci-Fi-London 2018" - Sight & Sound Magazine

A nano-tech engineer finds a way to recreate memories using nanobots. But when his daughter is killed in a school shootout, he enlists in a secret government program to find a cure for violence using a psychopath's memories as testing ground. This leads him down a dark path where the lines between reality and memories begin to blur.

Set in an alternate reality, the film is an exploration in violence through the eyes of Dr. Adam Anderson. In an increasingly violent world where humans are losing basic empathy, Adam watches violent acts around him but fails to act on it. When he does choose to act on it, it comes back to haunt him in worse ways. The constant cycle of violence where individual choices make all the difference -- this is the mental state of VIOLENTIA.

  • Ray Raghavan
    Maaya Getting Born, The Richest Place
  • Ray Raghavan
    In The Deep, Pilgrims
  • Haydn Wazelle
    Hello Destroyer, Daydream Nation, Hector and the search for happiness, Some kind of love
  • Ray Raghavan
    Maaya Getting Born
  • Nick Purrier
  • MacKenzie Gray
    Key Cast
    Man of Steel, Warcraft: The beginning, Legion, Legends of Tommorow
  • David Lewis
    Key Cast
    Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency , Motive,
  • Emily Holmes
    Key Cast
    The Man in the High Castle, Nightwatching,
  • Megan Charpentier
    Key Cast
    It, Mama, The Games Maker
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Crime, Fim-Noir
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 23 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 15, 2017
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  • Maryland International Film Festival
    United States
    April 27, 2018
    World Premiere
  • Sci-Fi London Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    UK Premiere
Distribution Information
  • Gravitas Ventures
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Ray Raghavan

Ray Raghavan moved to Canada in 2005 with a singular goal of making movies. It has taken a while, but since then he has directed two short films and a feature as well as produced three shorts, a feature, and a CBC documentary. His first short, THE RICHEST PLACE is a documentary on the life of Vancouver Blues artist Dalannah Gail Bowen. His other short, MAYA GETTING BORN, is a drama which had its international premiere at the Indian International Film Festival, Tampa Bay, and won Best Student Film at the Vancouver South Asian Film Festival. Ray worked on independent features such as DAYDREAM NATION starring Josh Lucas & Kat Dennings and FOREVERLAND starring Max Thieriot and Juliette Lewis.
Ray’s producing credits include PILGRIMS with Lorne Cardinal & Tantoo Cardinal which screened at Cannes 2013 Court Metrage and Premiered at TIFF '13. Ray is currently involved in the festival run of his first feature film, VIOLENTIA, a sci-fi thriller which he wrote, produced, and directed. Already garnering screenings at the Maryland International Film Festival '18 and the Sci-Fi London Film Festival '18, the film is being called a, “A very smart and eerie film”.

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