GRAVITAS VENTURES ACQUIRES U.S. RIGHTS TO
SLAMDANCE SMASH, ‘HOW TO PLAN AN ORGY IN A SMALL TOWN’
The Raunchy Comedy slated to arrive in theaters and On Demand May 13
Los Angeles, CA (March 23, 2016) — Gravitas Ventures has secured U.S. rights to “How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town” out of the Slamdance Film Festival. The independent film distributor has announced the film’s simultaneous theatrical and On Demand release as May 13. The cast includes Jewel Staite (“The Killing,” “Serenity”), Lauren Holly (“NCIS”) and Katharine Isabelle (“Hannibal,” “Ginger Snaps”).
"We're very excited to be working with Gravitas in expanding this film in a big way into the United States,” said Director Jeremy LaLonde. “It's important to have a strong team at an Orgy and we know working with them that things are about to get sexy!"
“The characters in this film manage to be hilarious and a little crazy while also being relatable,” said Sr. Director of Acquisitions for Gravitas, Dan Fisher. “‘How to Plan an Orgy In A Small Town’ is the definitive guide to planning an orgy in a small town and we are delighted to bring this warm, winning, and downright dirty comedy to audiences across the U.S.”
Written and directed by Jeremy LaLonde (“Sex After Kids”), “How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town” was produced by Jordan Walker (“The Privileged”) and Chris Bennett (“Solo”). The deal was negotiated by Dan Fisher from Gravitas Ventures and by Jason Moring of DDI on behalf of the filmmakers.
ABOUT GRAVITAS VENTURES
Gravitas Ventures is a leading all rights distributor of independent cinema. Founded in 2006, Gravitas connects independent filmmakers and producers with distribution opportunities across the globe. Working with more than 500 content partners, Gravitas Ventures has distributed thousands of films into over 100 million homes. Their most recent releases include Colin Hanks’ “All Things Must Pass,” “Being Evel” from Academy Award® winning director Daniel Junge and producer Johnny Knoxville, “Bleeding Heart” starring Jessica Biel and Zosia Mamet, “Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of,” and “Barney Thomson” starring Robert Carlyle and Emma Thompson. For more information, please visit gravitasventures.com and follow @GravitasVOD on Twitter and @gravitasventures on Instagram.
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