Gravitas Ventures has picked up North American rights to Katharine O’Brien’s feature film directorial debut, Lost Transmissions, starring Simon Pegg (Star Trek, Shaun of the Dead), Juno Temple (Maleficient, Dirty John), and Alexandra Daddario (Why Women Kill). Based on a true story, the film premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and is set to be released in theaters and on demand March 13.
Written by O’Brien, the film follows Theo Ross (Pegg), a respected Los Angeles music producer and his friend, Hannah (Temple), a shy, aspiring songwriter, who discovers that he has lapsed on his medication for schizophrenia. In an effort to get Theo the help he needs, Hannah and their group of friends chase him as he outruns his colorful delusions through the glamour and grit of Los Angeles’ music scene.
Lost Transmissions is produced by Filip Jan Rymsza for Royal Road Entertainment, Tory Lenosky for Pulse Films, Al Di for Underlying Tension, and Royal Road’s Olga Kagan. O’Brien served as an executive producer alongside Pulse Films’ Thomas Benski and Brian Levy, Underlying Tension’s Bo An and Alan Li, and Robert Schwartzman.
UTA Independent Film Group negotiated the deal with Gravitas on behalf of the filmmakers with Gravitas Ventures VP Acquisitions Tony Piantedosi.