Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, has acquired worldwide rights to the multi-award-winning NEFARIOUS from Ash Mountain Films via sales agent Cyfuno Ventures. The film will be released on March 17, 2020.
The home invasion horror/thriller focuses on a robbery that goes horribly wrong and stars Toby Wynn-Davies (Escape From Cannibal Farm), Nadia Lamin (Hosts) and newcomer Buck Braithwaite. Richard Rowntree directed, from a script he co-wrote with Matthew Davies (Dogged).
NEFARIOUS has been collecting high praise and multiple awards at festivals in both the US and the UK, including three for best horror feature. With a heavy emphasis on social commentary, particularly relating to economic disparity in the western world, the film features award-winning practical effects and a clever script.
Nightmarish Conjurings called NEFARIOUS “a seat gripping journey of twists and blood-filled turns”, whilst Horror Fuel said it had “a ton of entertainment value”. Ready, Steady, Cut described it as “a nasty little film, just as intended” and “a brutal little success”.
Ash Mountain Films said of the deal “We’re very excited to be partnering with Gravitas on the release of our second feature film in the horror genre, and hope that it serves horror fans and beyond with a thrilling experience.”
Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, is a leading all rights distributor of independent feature films and documentaries. Founded in 2006, Gravitas connects independent filmmakers and producers with distribution opportunities across the globe. Working with talented directors and producers, Gravitas Ventures has distributed thousands of films into over a hundred million homes in North America – over one billion homes worldwide. Recent releases include Armstrong, directed by David Fairhead; Above the Shadows starring Olivia Thirlby, Megan Fox and Jim Gaffigan; The River and the Wall, directed by Ben Masters.
Red Arrow Studios is one of the world’s leading creators and distributors of entertainment content. Red Arrow Studios is comprised of 20 production companies in seven territories, including 10 companies based in the United States; world- leading multi-platform digital network Studio 71, based in six countries; and global film and TV distributors Red Arrow Studios International and Gravitas Ventures.
The group’s significant output includes scripted, non-scripted and formatted content and IP, from TV and film to short-form and branded content, made for an array of global networks and platforms.
Red Arrow Studios is part of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, one of Europe’s leading media groups.