Gravitas Acquires ‘Fully Realized Humans’ – Film Briefs – Deadline

Gravitas Ventures has picked up North American distribution rights to Fully Realized Humans, an indie comedy from director Joshua Leonard. The movie, which screened on the 2020 Tribeca Movie Pageant, will get a day-and-date launch on July 30.

Leonard co-wrote and co-stars alongside Jess Weixler in what’s described as an sincere and hilarious portrait of a married couple on the precipice of parenthood. The pic follows Jackie (Weixler) and Elliot (Leonard) who, with lower than a month till the beginning of their first little one, embark on a madcap odyssey of self-discovery in an try and rid themselves of the inherited dysfunction of their very own upbringings.

Ross Partridge, Janicza Bravo, Jennifer Lafleur, Beth Grant, Tom Bower, and Michael Chieffo co-star. Leonard additionally produced the pic with Chelsea Bo and Sean Drummond. Gravitas Ventures Vice President of Acquisitions Tony Piantedosi negotiated the cope with Ben Schwartz and Josh Braun of Submarine.

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Gravitas has additionally picked up the North American rights to comedy-drama, Some Of Our Stallions, written and directed by Carson Mell, who additionally co-stars alongside Al Di, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Tim Heidecker, David Zellner, and Mike Choose. Set to be launched on VOD on July 2, the movie follows Lovely Invoice (Carson Mell) and Andy (Al Di), finest buddies who’re newly launched from a compulsory stint at a psychological hospital.

After their therapist fails at advising them on reintegrate again into society, Invoice has an epiphany. What they want, he decides, is romantic love. They understand they should meet ladies who’re “genuinely loopy” like themselves so the 2 submit up exterior of a psychological well being facility for ladies. That is how they meet Bonnie (Dudley). And although Bonnie and Andy quickly fall right into a relationship, Invoice finds himself enjoying the a part of the third wheel. Nevertheless, when Bonnie reveals she’s pregnant, Invoice sees an opportunity to get again in her good graces. His ensuing plan to rob a financial institution and provides the proceeds to Bonnie kicks off a years-long collection of madcap adventures that problem not solely Invoice and Andy’s friendship however their already tenuous grasp on sanity.

Di and Amber Ripley produced the challenge. Liz Destro, and Mike Choose, Cedric Jilong Zhao, Di Gang Du, Chen Jian Hua, and Janet Wu.

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As well as, Gravitas has worldwide rights to Charlie Minn’s subsequent documentary, 915: Hunting Hispanics, set for a VOD this summer season. It intently examines the 2019 El Paso Walmart mass capturing the place a killer shot 46 individuals, murdering 23.

“The killer drove ten hours from Dallas to El Paso to homicide as many Mexican individuals as doable,” stated Mann. “This was the final word racist hate crime that ought to alert each American on what is occurring in our nation right now. I hope the movie will result in deep conversations between Individuals on decrease this bigotry. I hope some answer can come out of this.”

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AGBO has revealed the winners of its first No Sleep ‘til Movie Fest filmmaking competitors, which invitations rising creators to make a bite-sized movie, three minutes or much less, based mostly on the supplied artistic immediate.

First place goes to Kali Davis, a California native movie pupil, for her quick Blissful Day, a few Polish cleansing girl struggling by her each day English lesson, the place she quickly discovers the magic of understanding. Stephen Ford took second place together with his quick, Pineapple,” set in a world the place everybody appears to be a filmmaker, one director has to combat to add his quick movie to satisfy the deadline in a 48-hour movie contest. Adam Dumaguin, a movie pupil from the Philippines, secured the third place slot for his quick My Home, centering on Dave, a younger boy chatting with the issues he loves about his home.

Judges for the pageant included AGBO Co-Founders and Chairmen Anthony and Joe Russo, Vice Chairman Mike Larocca, Co-Presidents of Story Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and President of Inventive Angela Russo-Otstot. The winners will obtain scriptwriting software program from Ultimate Draft and can be part of the AGBO Storytellers Collective, an alumni community of members from different AGBO fellowship applications.

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The Gotham Movie & Media Institute has set dates for the forty third annual The Gotham Week (previously IFP Week), which can happen over the course of 5 days from September 21 to September 24. 

The Gotham Week connects creators to choice makers and hosts a spread of panels, workshops, and networking occasions, together with The Gotham Week (Digital) Mission Market (previously The Mission Discussion board), which nurtures each rising and established artists by offering artistic and enterprise alternatives to groundbreaking storytellers working in movie, TV, and audio. Name for entries for Documentaries, Narrative Collection, and Audio Collection at the moment are open.

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