Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American rights to Last Night in Rozzie, a Boston-set drama starring Neil Brown Jr, Nicky Whelan, Jeremy Sisto and Kevin Chapman. Sean Gannet directed the pic, which is able to now get a day-and-date launch starting September 17.
Written by Ryan McDonough, the plot facilities on New York lawyer Ronnie Russo (Brown) who turns into entangled in a sophisticated net of conflicting loyalties when summoned to his Boston hometown by a dying childhood buddy (Sisto). Sent on a mission to satisfy his buddy’s remaining want – a reunion along with his estranged son – Russo is pressured to confront his previous and a secret childhood trauma he’s saved hidden for greater than 25 years.
Joseph Stephans, McDonough, Gannet, Kris Meyer, and Andrew Cahill are producers, and Tim O’Keeffe and Jennifer and Gregory Ezring govt produced. The deal was negotiated by Gravitas’ Sales & Acquisitions Manager David Sullivan and Circus Road Films’ Glen Reynolds.
‘Whelm’ Getting 35MM Roadshow Treatment; Gravitas Kicks It In ‘Hood River’; Freestyle Acquires ‘The Forever Room’ – Film Briefs
“Gannet’s and McDonough’s award-winning film is a highly empathetic, redemptive journey that uses its complex characters to explore issues of loyalty, forgiveness, and more. All while being grounded in a true sense of place that makes you feel like you are ready to put on a Red Sox hat,” Sullivan mentioned. “We cannot wait to get this out into the world.”
Here’s the trailer:
Quiver Distribution has acquired North American residence rights to Karen, a well timed drama starring Taryn Manning, Cory Hardrict, Jasmine Burke, Roger Dorman and Gregory Alan Williams. Coke Daniels wrote and directed the pic, which Quiver will launch in theaters and on demand on September 3.
The story follows Karen Drexler (Manning), a racist who makes it her private mission to displace the brand new Black household — group activist Malik (Hardrict) and his spouse Imani (Burke) — who’ve simply moved into the Atlanta suburbs. They received’t be backing down and not using a combat in a narrative impressed by the Karen memes calling out random acts of racist habits by white ladies.
“Karen is by far my most deeply personal work to date. My hopes are it continues the dialogue for change, as it relates to the mistreatment of Black, Indigenous and people of color around the globe,” Daniels mentioned.
Mary Aloe, Craig Chapman, Sevier Crespo, Gillian Hormel, Autumn Bailey-Ford, Manning and Hardrict are producing. Vanzil Burke, Victor Burke and Anik Decoste are govt producing. Daniels’ Flixville USA and Aloe’s Aloe Entertainment additionally produced in affiliation with Hormel’s Ludascripts, the Peanut Gallery Group, Bondit Media Capital, BET and Burke Management. The acquisition was negotiated by Larry Greenberg and Judah Klatzker for Quiver with Aloe and Chapman.
Here’s the Karen trailer:
Indie distributor Good Deed Entertainment (Loving Vincent) has launched Good Deed Music Group, a music distribution arm that will likely be based mostly in Cleveland. Good Deed Entertainment’s head of rising platforms Erik Donley will function the label’s CEO and inventive director, whereas Kristen Wallis will be a part of GDMG because the chief operation officer and head of A&R.
GDMG will provide artists branding and advertising companies together with dealing with distribution worldwide. Deals will likely be non-exclusive. The label will launch with already signed shoppers together with singer-songwriter Victor Perry and Love, Alexa. The label can even launch the soundtracks to the latest Good Deed pics Summertime and Ma Belle My Beauty, with extra deliberate.
Wallis beforehand labored at Jack MGMT, the place she was head of rising expertise and labored with artists together with Timmy Trumpet, Dimatik, Phi11a and Stafford Brothers.
Freestyle Digital Media has acquired North American VOD rights to Andrew Mossop’s function documentary Blob Blob Fish, which tracks 4 sufferers combating to make significant and rapid adjustments to their life as they face essentially the most dire circumstances in the event that they don’t. The health- and obesity-themed doc will likely be accessible on digital platforms August 31.
Shot over seven months, Blob Blob Fish chronicles the journey of James Allen, Jack DiCampli, Sinead Ferguson, Keith Allen and Melissa Allen, who’ve been unsuccessful sustaining a wholesome way of life utilizing conventional medication. A pair of South Floridian household medication physicians information them as they rework their psychological and bodily well-being.
The docs, Dr. Vincent Apicella and Dr. Mariaclara Bago, are additionally govt producers.
Here’s the trailer:
Gravitas Ventures has additionally acquired North America digital rights to Panayioti Yannitsos’ Florian’s Knights, a documentary function that will likely be launched in theaters September 10 through Crowbar Pictures timed to the twentieth anniversary of the September 11 assaults. More than 15 theatrical markets are set for the pic, which Gravitas will launch on digital in November.
The documentary chronicles firefighters in each the U..S and Canada who kind a controversial bike membership to deal with the crippling results of PTSD, and who converse reality towards the stigma of first-responder psychological well being and outlaw biker tradition.
“For over a century, firefighters in North America have grappled with the harsh reality of post-traumatic stress. In pursuit of making this movie, we were faced with a code of silence engrained in fire departments for generations. I knew that this moratorium on mental health was costing men and women their lives, whether through substance abuse, depression, or suicide and I felt a responsibility to shine a light on this very human struggle and bring it to audiences,” Yannitsos mentioned.
Shawn Galvao is govt producer. Yannitsos negotiated the rights cope with Gravitas’ Megan Huggins.
Here’s the trailer: