Leon Pierce Jr’s indie stars Tahj Mowry, Deon Cole, Jazsmin Lewis-Kelley, Dorien Wilson and GG Townson.
Gravitas Ventures has picked up the North American rights to writer/director Leon Pierce Jr’s Welcome Matt comedy ahead of a planned theatrical and on demand release on May 28, 2021.
The indie stars Tahj Mowry, Deon Cole, Jazsmin Lewis-Kelley, Dorien Wilson and GG Townson. Welcome Matt centers on Matt, a young writer/director who suffers a traumatic experience that makes him too afraid to leave his apartment, so he decides to write, star and direct a feature film from his home.
That’s as he breaks up with his girlfriend, faces eviction and sees an in-home therapist to overcome his fear of going outside.
“The making of Welcome Matt was truly an amazing experience! I am thankful to Gravitas for distributing the film to a nationwide audience, and I’m looking forward to how well the film is received and people’s lives are touched and changed by it,” Pierce Jr said in a statement.
Gravitas Ventures acquisitions manager Brett Rogalsky negotiated the deal with Nick Erickson from Taylor and Dodge on behalf of the filmmakers.