Violence and melodrama collide with corporate satire in Joe Lynch’s horrific representation of human desire and self-preservation.
For attorney Derek Cho, what started out as a typical day in the office quickly descends into a bizarre journey filled with the most implausible events. After being framed for making a costly mistake to one of the firm’s largest clients, he gets fired. On the same day, ID7, a highly infectious airborne virus, spreads within the building. All hell breaks loose as the virus transforms everyone into raging maniacs, while the infected Derek embarks on a homicidal quest to claim his job back.
Director Joe Lynch takes the definition of a “cut-throat corporate culture” to a whole new (and literal) level with its tongue-in-cheek humour and numbing depictions of ultraviolence. Mayhem serves up an over-the-top, satirical portrayal of capitalism and corruption that ultimately sheds light on the absurd realities of the dog-eat-dog, corporate world.
Cast & Credits
Joe Lynch is an American film director, producer and actor based in Los Angeles, California.
Parisa Caviani, Mehrdad Elie, Lawrence Mattis, Matt Smith
Steven Yeun, Samara Weaving
• Audience Award, Chattanooga Film Festival 2017
• In-competition, Fantasia Film Festival 2017
• Official Selection, SXSW Film Festival 2017