The Call Up

Synopsis: A group of online gamers are invited to try a state-of-the-art virtual reality video game but things take a turn for the sinister when these masters of the shoot 'em up discover they will literally be fighting for their lives.
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Charles Barker
Production: Stigma Films
90 min

Wanda recruit, welcome

to the call up.

Report to the 25th floor.

Is this it?


floor 25.

Oh, here they are.


You're late, man.

I... yeah, sorry. I...

are you in charge?


We know as much as you do.

Or as little.

Wanda recruits, welcome

to beta testing.

Please sign in on

the tablets provided.

So where are you from?

From Bosnia.

I am from Sarajevo...

It's in Europe.

Wanda please locate

your individual locker.

Deposit all valuables and

electronic devices.

Please put on the

motion-capture suits provided.

Do they really expect us

to wear these?

What's the matter, bitch tits?

You need a bra with that?

All right, so we're stuck

in it now, huh?

Why sox?

It's my girlfriend's cat.

Oh... that's cute.

So, this is awkward.

It's okay, I work

in a hospital...

And there is no modesty

in sickness, either.

Do you work out much?

Are you kidding?

I live in the gym, man.

Basic training.

Ah, you're a soldier.

Artillery. Middle east.


the call up is about to begin.

Please, proceed to your


Let's go.

Wanda please, step onto the

scanner and state your gamer tag.



Wandawelcome, atlas.

Please, collectyour equipment.


Reaper 2000.

Wait, you haven't heard of me?

Seriously? But...

Wanda welcome, reaper 2000.

Please collect your equipment.


Straight shooter.


welcome, straight shooter.

Jesus, this is some pretty

fancy shit.

Interactive gaming units.

I've read about stuff like this.

Full immersion technologies.

Bubble play.

I thought this would

only be for elites.

I don't recognize any of you

from the leader boards.

You ever seen anything

like this before?

Wanda please put on

your gaming suits.

The polymer matrix composite


Has been developed to give the

most advanced haptic feedback.

54 individually calibrated

vibration points...

Are located within the suit to provide the

closest possible experience to modern warfare.

The helmet secures itself

via neck, chin...

And jaw, to ensure your safety

during the game.

Training cannot commence until

all players are equipped.


I'm not playing in this.

What's your problem, guy?

Is that not your gamer tag,

terrorist one?

It was supposed to be ironic.

I get it.

Wanda training cannot commence

until all players are equipped.

What's up with this guy?

What's he doing?

Come on.

Look, this guy doesn't want to

play. Can somebody let him out?

Open the door, please!

Would they really lock us in?

Open the door before

i kick it down!

Excuse me, dumbass. You mind

quit wasting everybody's time?

You chose the name, right?

So suit up and shut up, man.

Get on with the game.

What's your real name?

We can't use real names.



Well, if none of us care,

does it really matter?

We all know what you meant.

It's the principle.

Come on...

How bad can it really be?

Wanda recruits, lower your visors.

Begin training module.

This is crazy.

It's amazing.

Oh, this takes me back.

This is unbelievable.

What do you think?

I am thinking it

was a big mistake.

What do you mean?


My tattoos are gone.

Is this even possible?

A 110 degree micro-light plasma, with added

depth perception and periphery coverage.

The speakers are fricking


It's a computer screen?

Simply put. It's like I died

and went to gamer heaven.

What do you say now, terrorist?

You still don't wanna

play the game?

Ten hut!

Recruits, fall in!

Hah, no way.

Hey, go on.

Stand up straight, you sorry

looking motherfuckers.

You will shut your cake-hole,

private f*ck nuts.

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