EXCLUSIVE: Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American proper to Genevieve Adams’ dramedy Simchas and Sorrows, together with worldwide rights to Peter Curtis Pardini’s doc The Final Band on Stage, and North American rights to Jaclyn Bethany’s queer thriller, The Falling World. The Anthem Sports activities & Leisure Firm will launch the previous title on the Laemmle Noho in Los Angeles on September 16, and on all main digital and VOD platforms on the twentieth. Pardini’s movie will hit VOD and theaters in three cities on September 30, with Bethany’s indie unspooling on VOD on October 18.
Simchas and Sorrows tells the story of Agnes (Adams), an atheist actress who makes an attempt to transform to Judaism to marry the love of her life, Levi (Thomas McDonnell). Adams directed the pic from her script, with Hari Nef, Luke Forbes, Julie Haltson, Greg Bello, Annelise Cepero, Billy Calder, Lucy Morris, Chip Zien and John Cullum rounding out the solid. Adams produced alongside Nef, Matt Ott, Hannah Swayze and Jackie Donohoe.
Narrated by Joe Mantegna, The Final Band on Stage opens on March 14, 2020, with the enduring rock band Chicago changing into the final taking part in within the U.S. as Covid lockdown begins. The doc goes on to inform the unimaginable story of how the 55-year-old band survived a pandemic that stopped the world in its tracks.
Set in 1992, The Falling World follows a bunch of legislation college students that head to a distant nation home the place a lady disappeared two years earlier. Bethany directed the pic, making its world premiere at Conquest, from her personal script, with Ayumi Patterson, Isabelle Chester, Michael Rabe, Kaley Ronayne, Joshua David Robinson, Lucy Walters, Dee Beasnael, Christy Escobar, Sarah Keyes, Belle Henry, Ryan Buggle and Stella Agne making up the solid. C.C. Kellogg of Valmora Productions, Isabelle Chester, and BKE Productions served as government producers.
Gravitas negotiated the deal for Simchas and Sorrows with Glen Reynolds from Circus Street Movies, with Acquisition Coordinator Mackenzie Maguire negotiating the deal for The Final Band on Stage with CAA Media Finance on behalf of the filmmakers. Watch the trailer for Simchas and Sorrows beneath.
EXCLUSIVE: When the Music Modifications—an award-winning indie drama exec produced by Emmy winner John Turturro—is now obtainable to stream within the U.S. on iTunes, Google Play and YouTube.
The movie that doctor-turned-actor-turned-filmmaker Lakshmi Devy helmed for FiDi Talkies facilities round an Indian American girl (Devy) who finds happiness by means of her work as a documentarian and spending time with buddies in her hometown in India. Trapped in an abusive relationship along with her lover, albeit extra emotionally than bodily, she finds it troublesome to just accept that it’s abuse. An unlucky incident shakes her to the core, making her take into consideration the connection and eventually take a name relating to her self-respect. The message is obvious – each 16 minutes, a lady is raped in India – with the movie appearing as a societal reminder that it isn’t the lady however the man who finally loses his honor due to this act.
Devy directed from her script. The movie additionally stars Adith Arun, Naveen George Thomas, Shreya Navile and Vignesh Shivasubramaniam. In gentle of the present Roe V. Wade overturn, for each iTunes rental over the following three months, a portion of the pic’s earnings can be donated to Deliberate Parenthood. View the trailer beneath.
EXCLUSIVE: Filmmaker and comedian e book author Matteo Pizzolo has entered right into a multi-picture distribution take care of Cinedigm. The partnership will launch with a remastered version of his animated movie Godkiller, which was initially launched by Warner Bros. in 2011 and gained new notoriety final 12 months off the success of his comedian e book sequence relaunch Godkiller: Tomorrow’s Ashes for Black Masks Studios.
The Godkiller movie was based mostly on Pizzolo’s beloved graphic novel sequence that he started self-publishing in 2008. It’s billed because the dark-fantasy story of an odd crew of adventurers campaigning by means of a post-nuke wasteland in quest of a brand new coronary heart for a dying woman.
Pizzolo is at present at work on a online game adaptation of Godkiller for which The Boys‘ Aya Money will voice Bones, an anti-hero sorcerer who survives her world’s descent into dystopia and leads a vendetta towards the merciless males and unusual deities answerable for the top of the world. The mission main a brand new gaming initiative at Black Masks Leisure can be produced by Daytime Emmy winner Brian Giberson (Energy On: The Story of Xbox). Additionally arising for Pizzolo is Rogue State, a brand new comedian e book sequence a couple of close to future military of younger vigilantes resisting a paramilitary police state after the Supreme Court docket guidelines that militias are constitutionally protected.
Pizzolo is represented by WME and TFC Administration; Money by UTA and Business Leisure.
EXCLUSIVE: Vertical Leisure has secured rights to writer-director William Mark McCullough’s horror A Savannah Haunting for North America, the UK and Eire, with plans to launch the movie in theaters and on digital on October 28.
Shot on location on the haunted home that impressed the script, A Savannah Haunting is alleged to be based mostly on actual supernatural experiences that McCullough and his household endured of their Georgia house for many years. The filmmaker’s first characteristic follows members of the Rancourt household, who transfer to Savannah, Georgia to distance themselves from the brutal reminiscence of their daughter’s tragic drowning within the pool at their prior house. Wracked with guilt, the mom begins to expertise chilling supernatural phenomena that leads her to imagine she is being haunted by her useless daughter. With sinister forces dwelling beneath the home, the household’s ties and sanity start to unravel because the haunting turns every of them towards the opposite. An African American household with roots in Savannah’s Voodoo previous makes an attempt to avoid wasting the Rancourts earlier than the evil within the house destroys them.
A Savannah Haunting stars Gena Shaw, Tommi Rose, Anna Harriette Pittman, Dean J. West, Simbi Kali and McCullough. Alexis Nelson and McCullough produced for Fort Argyle Movies, together with Matthew Imes, Christina DeRosa and Guido Grimaldi of D.I.G. Leisure, with Chris Feeney and Ken Hannigan serving as exec producers. SVP of Acquisitions Tony Piantedosi negotiated the acquisition on behalf of Vertical Leisure, with Tiffany Boyle at Ramo Regulation on behalf of the filmmakers.
EXCLUSIVE: Freestyle Digital Media has secured North American rights to the genre-bending comedy Lisa Mania, which Shaun Vivaris directed from his personal script, in his characteristic debut. The digital movie distribution division of Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group plans to launch the pic throughout VOD platforms on August 23.
Lisa Mania tells the story of Dom (Tenzin Dondhup), an actual property businessman in a mid-life disaster searching for marriage recommendation, who’s led down a rabbit-hole of drug-fueled paranoia that threatens his thoughts, coronary heart and groin. On the day his spouse, Lisa (Kelly Donahue), is flying out to London to shut a merger between their firm and the bigger agency, Dom heads to see his previous good friend and shrink, Jorge (Carlos Flores), to voice his suspicions that Lisa could also be planning to depart him. With mounting proof of infidelity, a cocktail of medication, and a Succubus demon within the combine, Dom’s issues appear solely to worsen by the minute.
Minji Chang and Olivia Day additionally star within the movie, which Sultan Pirzhan Uulu and Kristin Nomura produced, with Glen Vivaris and Mark Jerome Cruz serving as EPs. Freestyle Digital Media negotiated the deal to amass it straight with Glen Reynolds of Circus Street Movies. Watch the trailer for the comedy beneath.
EXCLUSIVE: Producers Jeff Wincott and Charlotte Wincott of Hole Metropolis Movies have introduced that their dependancy documentary Fall Combat Shine can be launched throughout digital platforms on August 1st.
The movie options the restoration story of Wincott—a Canadian martial arts movie actor who, by the age of 41, had starred in sequence like Night time Warmth and appeared in a dozen movies, earlier than overdosing off of Sundown Boulevard in Los Angeles. Wincott entered therapy and has since been in restoration, reinventing his profession with appearances in assorted movies and TV sequence.
Director and neuroscientist Charlotte Wincott collaborated with quite a few dependancy specialists to inform the scientific tales that comprise Fall Combat Shine, which is her first documentary. They clarify the biology underlying dependancy, in addition to the challenges and pathways to restoration.
Dr. Wincott, who studied neuroscience at NYU and performed analysis in dependancy at The Rockefeller College, began making movies a number of years in the past to inform relatable tales with scientific themes. Watch the trailer for her first characteristic beneath.
EXCLUSIVE: Author-director Erik Bernard and EP Courtney LeMarco of TLG Movement Photos have closed a take care of 1091 Photos for the digital launch of their movie, Free Lifeless or Alive. The Hen Soup for the Soul Leisure firm has slated it for launch throughout all main platforms on August 9.
Free Lifeless or Alive is the story of a younger woman making a deadly journey from South/Central America to the USA, unaware of the true risks that lie forward. The movie stars Edy Ganem, Patricia Velasquez, Seth Michaels and Alejandro De Hoyos. Bernard, Courtney LeMarco, Denise Bernard and Marco-Angela La Porta produced, with Grady Craig, Matthew Helderman, Ganem, Velasquez, Luke Taylor and Seth Michaels serving as exec producers, and Jasmine Espada serving as co-producer.
The deal was negotiated by Maurice on behalf of 1091 Photos and by Max Czertok of Iuvit Media Gross sales on behalf of TLG.
EXCLUSIVE: Molly Kunz (Widows), Michael X. Sommers (Sense8) and Stefanie Estes (Mushy & Quiet) will topline Gordon Shoemaker Foxwood’s medieval horror-drama Wild Eyed and Depraved, which has wrapped manufacturing exterior of Philadelphia.
Foxwood’s debut characteristic follows Lily Pierce (Kunz) in her try and strike again on the medieval creature that’s haunted her household for generations. So as to take action, she should reconnect along with her estranged father, Gregory (Sommers), a disgraced historical past professor, and learn to draw upon a time of metal and blade when armor-clad knights rode out and dueled monsters to the dying. Estes rounds out the household as Lily’s mom, Silvia.
Foxwood directed from his personal script and is exec producing alongside E.B. Foxwood for New Mythology Productions, with Patrick R Younger and Powell Robinson producing below their Large Unhealthy Movie banner. Kunz is repped by Trademark Expertise, TalentWorks and Myman Greenspan; Sommers by ADS Administration; and Estes by TCA and Cinterra Leisure.
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah T. Schwab and Brian Lengthy, principals of the New-York based mostly manufacturing firm Cardinal Flix, have introduced that their drama A Stage of Twilight, starring Karen Allen (Raiders of the Misplaced Ark) and William Sadler (The Shawshank Redemption), will make its world premiere on the Woods Gap Movie Pageant in Woods Gap, MA on August 6 at 7:30 p.m. The movie is about to display at a number of different festivals later within the 12 months and is slated for launch in 2023.
A Stage of Twilight facilities on Cora (Allen) and Barry (Sadler), a retired couple who’re having fun with life of their 70s when the latter receives dire information about his well being, prompting a difficult choice for them each. His hope for a dignified dying proves to be a dispiriting battle for Cora, particularly when Joey (Marlon Quijije), a 17-year-old neighbor who acts as a surrogate son to the childless couple, enters the image.
Alfredo Narciso, Alexander Flores, Yetta Gottesman and Emily Kratter spherical out the solid of the indie, written and directed by Schwab. Watch the trailer beneath.
EXCLUSIVE: Charity Rose, Amelia Rose and Sean Jay will lead the recently-wrapped household journey movie Treasure Trackers from Storyboard Leisure (Large Little Ones).
The movie marking the characteristic directorial debut of Drew and Nate Garcia follows California surfer Leah (Rose), who should relocate to the small city of Carterville, the place she bands collectively fellow misfits Marshy and Tessa to trace down the city’s mythic treasure. When the trio uncovers the reality behind the treasure’s Halloween curse, they have to outsmart the highschool troublemakers earlier than an evil spirit is unintentionally launched. Further solid set for the pic contains Kim Sandwich, Cooper Tomlinson, Zephaniah Terry and Sam Coffelt.
Harris Kauffman wrote the script for Treasure Trackers, from a narrative by David Altman, and the duo of Edward Nakfoor & Howard Weinberger. The movie slated for launch in 2023 is produced by Storyboard’s Jason Potash, Paul Finkel, Ricky Blumenstein and Kauffman. Its casting administrators Alan Luna and Natalie Ballesteros are co-producers.
Charity Rose is repped by AEFH and Mincks Expertise Administration; Amelia Rose by Monarch Expertise Company in North Carolina and Mincks Expertise Administration; and Jay by MI Expertise in Georgia, supervisor Briana Cole and Mincks Expertise Administration.