Gravitas Ventures has secured the North American distribution rights to What Still Remains, a post-apocalyptic thriller from Strike the Sun Entertainment. Josh Mendoza wrote and directed the film, which stars Lulu Antariksa (T@gged), Colin O’Donoghue (Once Upon a Time), and Mimi Rogers (Ginger Snaps). It follows a young woman (Antariksa) struggling to survive in a world long-since destroyed by disease. But when she accepts an invitation from a lone traveler (O’Donoghue) to join his community, she discovers there is more to fear in this world than the legends of the monsters that destroyed it. The pic will get a limited theatrical run at the Laemmle Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills starting August 10, followed by a VOD rollout on August 14. Gravitas’ Brendan Gallagher negotiated the deal with Erik Feig Law on behalf of Strike the Sun Entertainment.
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Gkids has acquired the North American distribution rights to MFKZ, an animated film that centers on young Angelino and his skull-and-flame pal Vinny, who live in a seedy tenement in an LA-inspired dystopian metropolis – a burnt-out, gang and cockroach-ridden neo-urban hell that makes Blade Runner’s LA seem like The Brady Bunch. Following a scooter accident, Angelino starts experiencing migraines and strange hallucinations, as well as fits of rage-inspired superpowers, as he slowly awakens to the truth of his origins: he is half human and half Macho, a supernatural alien race that is bent on taking over the planet. The pic hails from France’s Ankama and Japan’s Studio 4°C. The deal for the film was negotiated by Eric Beckman of Gkids and Hengameh Panahi of Celluloid Dreams.
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