ONUS is the 5th no-budget feature film from Belfast director George Clarke of Yellow Fever Productions With its blend of dark twists, reviewers worldwide have found great difficulty in praising its achievement without giving too much away. ONUS (Chapter 1) was shot in 4 days on location in Norway, and stars Anthony Boyle (Splash Area) and award winning actor Robert Render (The Last Light) in their most dramatic roles to date. ONUS (Chapter 2) was shot over 5 days exactly a year later, focusing on a female side to the story and portrayed as the flip side of the coin. Featuring Vivian Jamison (The Last Light) and award winning actress Caroline Burns Cooke (Myra). Working as a one-man-crew, George Clarke wrote, directed and produced the feature for under £500.
Fourteen hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life.
A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.