Gravitas Ventures has picked up North American distribution rights to Fully Realized Humans, an indie comedy from director Joshua Leonard. The film, which screened at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, will get a day-and-date release on July 30.
Leonard co-wrote and co-stars alongside Jess Weixler in what is described as an honest and hilarious portrait of a married couple on the precipice of parenthood. The pic follows Jackie (Weixler) and Elliot (Leonard) who, with less than a month until the birth of their first child, embark on a madcap odyssey of self-discovery in an attempt to rid themselves of the inherited dysfunction of their own upbringings.
Ross Partridge, Janicza Bravo, Jennifer Lafleur, Beth Grant, Tom Bower, and Michael Chieffo co-star. Leonard also produced the pic with Chelsea Bo and Sean Drummond. Gravitas Ventures Vice President of Acquisitions Tony Piantedosi negotiated the deal with Ben Schwartz and Josh Braun of Submarine.
Gravitas has also picked up the North American rights to comedy-drama, Some Of Our Stallions, written and directed by Carson Mell, who also co-stars alongside Al Di, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Tim Heidecker, David Zellner, and Mike Judge. Set to be released in theaters and on VOD on July 2, the film follows Beautiful Bill (Carson Mell) and Andy (Al Di), best friends who are newly released from a mandatory stint at a mental hospital.
After their therapist fails at advising them on how to reintegrate back into society, Bill has an epiphany. What they need, he decides, is romantic love. They realize they need to meet women who are “genuinely crazy” like themselves so the two post up outside of a mental health facility for women. This is how they meet Bonnie (Dudley). And though Bonnie and Andy soon fall into a relationship, Bill finds himself playing the part of the third wheel. However, when Bonnie reveals she’s pregnant, Bill sees a chance to get back in her good graces. His ensuing plan to rob a bank and give the proceeds to Bonnie kicks off a years-long series of madcap adventures that challenge not only Bill and Andy’s friendship but their already tenuous grasp on sanity.
In addition, Gravitas has worldwide rights to Charlie Minn’s next documentary, 915: Hunting Hispanics, set for a VOD this summer. It closely examines the 2019 El Paso Walmart mass shooting where a killer shot 46 people, murdering 23.
“The killer drove ten hours from Dallas to El Paso to murder as many Mexican people as possible,” said Mann. “This was the ultimate racist hate crime that should alert every American on what is happening in our country today. I hope the film will lead to deep conversations between Americans on how to minimize this bigotry. I hope some solution can come out of this.”