Chicago 2035, terrorists have attacked. An average man holds the key to a cure. As time runs out and the viral infections reach epidemic proportions, the leaders of government operation attempt to save the man and find the cure.
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When terrorists attack Chicago in the year 2035, the government responds by creating a special unit called RIFT to combat the blood-borne virus unleashed by the blast. An average man living in the suburbs holds the key to a cure, but before RIFT can apprehend him, he is kidnapped and held hostage by the terrorist group. As time runs out and the viral infections reach epidemic proportions, the leaders of RIFT approve a daring, risky and desperate mission to save the man and find the cure.
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Jake Moore||-||Agent Nolan (as Jacob Moore)|
|Dave McNulty||-||Agent Keyes|
|James Griffin||-||Agent Harris|
|Andrea Kfoury||-||Megan Burke|
|Shannon Brown||-||Michael Burke|
|Mino Mackic||-||Andre Petrov|
|Dan J. Johnson||-||Agent Nichols|
|Osahon Tongo||-||Agent Tongo|
|John Cella||-||Agent Nickens|
|Anthony Panzica||-||Agent Lawrence|
|Richard Renik||-||President of the United States|
|Will Gillespie||-||Agent Ross (as William Gillespie)|
|Talena Caza||-||Agent Matthews|
|Adam Stephenson||-||Reporter #1|
|Corrina Crade||-||Reporter #2|
The movie contains no stock footage of any kind.
The crew used six different types of cameras to shoot the movie. These included the Red One, Red Scarlet, Red Epic, Canon 7D, Canon 60D, and the GoPro Hero.
Agent Nolan was originally set to be played by a different actor but when he suddenly quit the project after one day of shooting, Jacob Moore was bumped up from a supporting role to the main role.
Most of the costumes are simply Halloween costumes.
All the gunshots and muzzle flashes were created digitally, none of the weapons fired blanks. Blood splatters and bullet hits were also created digitally, without the use of squibs.
This is technically the third version of Plasma. Writer/director Rick Peters originally made a horror version, featuring a vampire in the plot, but eventually dropped that element and remade it with a more realistic, military angle. He then further expanded the scope and realism for this version.
Actor James Griffin has appeared in six projects directed by Rick Peters, including the previous version of Plasma, where he played an almost identical character.
When one of the RIFT soldiers throws a grenade into a hole, with his back to the wall, there is a spray-painted logo on the wall. This is the RP logo that director Rick Peters uses on his website.
Due to scheduling conflicts, most of the action scenes with the RIFT soldiers were shot using body doubles, which is why their faces stay covered with masks for most of the sequence.