Gravitas Ventures has acquired worldwide rights to Lance Kawas’ thriller Good Thief, also claiming North American rights to Sonny Mallhi’s Hurt and Phil Harding’s The Reunion. The first title will be released on TVOD and digital platforms on November 30, with the second debuting in select theatres and on internet, cable, and satellite platforms on December 10, and the third arriving on all TVOD and digital platforms in February.
In Mallhi’s slasher Hurt, a soldier reunites with his wife to take in the attractions at their favourite Halloween spot: the ‘Haunted Hayride’. But when real terror follows them home, they must fight for their lives… or become the next attraction. Mallhi and Solomon Gray wrote the film, starring Emily Van Raay and Andrew Creer. Mallhi also produced alongside Robert Menzies, with Melissa Carbone, Dinesh Maneyapanda, Cielo Alano and Steve Boisvert are the Executive Producers.
The Reunion sees former actor Ricky (Dave Rosenberg) on a spiritual journey of self-discovery when he runs into his childhood nemesis, Travis, who had put him in the hospital in high school after a fight over a girl. Ricky’s best friend, NYPD Officer Andy (Andrea Modica), challenges him to confront Travis at his upcoming high school reunion, but as Ricky plans his confrontation, he meets photographer Natalie (Cara Ronzetti) and sees a romance blossom. Everything culminates in the event that will force Ricky to finally face his greatest fear. The feature penned by Rosenberg also stars newcomer Dinh Doan, Austin Pendleton and comedian Jim Norton. Rosenberg also produced alongside Susan Gorrell, Andrea Modica, Dinh Doan and DJ Dodd.
Gravitas Ventures Manager of Acquistions, Brett Rogalsky, negotiated the Good Thief deal with Benkirane. Gravitas’ Megan Huggins negotiated the deal for The Reunion with DJ Dodd of Future Proof Films on behalf of the filmmakers.