Avrio Filmworks Releasing has acquired the worldwide sales rights to the sci-fi feature Maximum Surge.

The film, directed by Jason Bourque is an action feature about a computer designer who must battle an artificial intelligence programme inside a virtual reality game he previously created.

Maximum Surge stars Walter Koenig, Yasmine Bleeth and newcomer Woody Jeffreys. The executive producers are Kirk Shaw and James Shavick of Vancouver's Insight Film & Video Productions.

AvrioFilmworks recently completed its first Canada-UK co-production Fallen Angels, starring Michael Ironside, Kai Wiesinger and Jeff Fahey. Next up on its development slate is Hybrid.

AvrioFilmworks will be promoting 13 features at the forthcoming MIPCOM and MIFED markets.