Leon Pierce Jr.’s indie stars Tahj Mowry, Deon Cole, Jazsmin Lewis-Kelley, Dorien Wilson and G.G. Townson.

Gravitas Ventures has picked up the North American rights to writer/director Leon Pierce Jr.’s Welcome Matt comedy ahead of a planned theatrical and on demand release on May 28, 2021.

The indie stars Tahj Mowry, Deon Cole, Jazsmin Lewis-Kelley, Dorien Wilson and G.G. Townson. Welcome Matt centers on Matt, a young writer/director who suffers a traumatic experience that makes him too afraid to leave his apartment, so he decides to write, star and direct a feature film from his home.

That’s as he breaks up with his girlfriend, faces eviction and sees an in-home therapist to overcome his fear of going outside.

“The making of Welcome Matt was truly an amazing experience! I am thankful to Gravitas for distributing the film to a nationwide audience, and I’m looking forward to how well the film is received and people’s lives are touched and changed by it,” Pierce Jr. said in a statement.

Gravitas Ventures acquisitions manager Brett Rogalsky negotiated the deal with Nick Erickson from Taylor and Dodge on behalf of the filmmakers.