Gravitas Ventures has acquired all North American rights to the SXSW Documentary Spotlight, The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From A Mythical Man. Directed by Tommy Avallone (I Am Santa Claus), executive produced by Glen Zipper (Elvis Presley: The Searcher) and produced by Max Paolucci, Derrick Kunzer, Raymond Esposito, and Kevin Sisti Jr., the film features interviews with everyday Americans as they recount their memorable interactions with comedic icon, Bill Murray. The film will be released in select theaters on October 25 and on demand October 26.
The documentary follows one man’s journey to find meaning in Bill Murray’s many unexpected adventures with everyday people. The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From A Mythical Man is an inside look at rare and never-before seen footage of the comedic icon participating in stories previously presumed to be urban legend. Whether it be singing karaoke late at night with strangers or crashing a kickball game in the middle of the afternoon, Bill Murray lives in the moment and by doing so, creates magic with real people.
“My friend, Brian, told me my first Bill Murray story in 2006 and I was hooked,” said Director, Tommy Avallone in a statement. “The more stories I discovered, the more I became convinced that there had to be some deeper meaning behind Bill’s quirky interactions with everyday people. And that’s what my journey in this film is all about — my search for that deeper meaning and how it surprisingly changed the way I look at life. I hope audiences have a similarly eye-opening experience, and, of course, plenty of laughs too!”
“Tommy has made a quirky and hilarious documentary full of surprising revelations that explore the deep meaning behind Bill Murray’s lovable interactions with everyday people. Gravitas is excited to be partnering him and his team in bringing this documentary to audiences everywhere,” said Laura Florence, VP of Sales & Marketing for Gravitas Ventures.
Nolan Gallagher from Gravitas Ventures negotiated the deal with CAA and Endeavor Content. The film was produced by Double Windsor Films and Old Lime Productions.