Gravitas Ventures has acquired Braking For Whales, the feature film debut from writer/director Sean McEwen (The Dougherty Gang), set to be released this April.

The comedy swept the Boston Film Festival awards, winning Best Actor (Felton), Best Actress (Sursok) and Best Music; and won the coveted Best of Fest award at the Sanctuary International Film Festival in Brisbane Australia.

Gravitas will release the movie worldwide on April 24, 2020, on all VOD/Digital & DVD platforms. Director McEwen co-wrote the script with Tammin Sursok (Pretty Little Liars) who stars alongside Tom Felton (The Harry Potter franchise), Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs), David Koechner (Anchorman: the Legend of Ron Burgandy) and Austin Swift (Live By Night).

Braking For Whales charts the unexpected journey of a dysfunctional brother and sister who are forced to come to terms with each other and themselves over their recently deceased mother’s final wish. Unique, clever and insightful, this is a story that many can relate to – none can push our buttons like family.

Braking for Whales is an excellent showcase for all talent involved, from the strong performances of Tom and Tammin to Sean’s expert eye behind the camera. Add in its layered story and the film is truly something special and different that audiences are sure to gravitate to,” said Brett Rogalsky, Acquisitions Coordinator at Gravitas Ventures.

“The journey for this film has been incredible and we are excited to have Gravitas release the film to a global audience” states writer/director McEwen.

From Narrator Entertainment & Charlie Baby Productions, the film is directed by McEwen, and co-written by McEwen and Sursok, cinematography is by Justin Henning (The Dougherty Gang) and composed by Jason Soudah (Kingsman: The Secret Service). Produced by McEwen, Sursok & Cassidy Lunnen (Authors Anonymous), co-produced by John Papsidera (Emmy winning casting director: Westworld), and executive produced by Takashi Cheng (The Dougherty Gang).

Producer Cassidy Lunnen negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers with Brett Rogalsky, on behalf of Gravitas Ventures.