Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American rights to Lost Transmissions, Katharine O’Brien’s directorial debut starring Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible and Star Trek films), Juno Temple (Atonement, Maleficent), and Alexandra Daddario (Baywatch, True Detective).
Based on a true story, Lost Transmissions follows Theo Ross (Simon Pegg), a respected, Los Angeles music producer. His friend, Hannah (Juno Temple), a shy, aspiring songwriter, discovers that he has lapsed on his medication for schizophrenia.
In an effort to get Theo the help he needs, Hannah and their group of friends, chase him as he outruns his colorful delusions through the glamour and grit of Los Angeles’ music scene.
The film was produced by Filip Jan Rymsza for Royal Road Entertainment alongside Tory Lenosky for Pulse Films, alongside Al Di for Underlying Tension, and Olga Kagan.
The executive producers include Pulse Films’ Thomas Benski and Brian Levy, Bo An, Alan Li, Katharine O’Brien and Robert Schwartzman. The film is co-produced by Craig Newman, Alyssa Swanzey, and Jo Henriquez.
Lost Transmissions premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and went on to receive wide acclaim on the festival circuit, including Best Actor honors for Simon Pegg at the DTLA Film Festival.
“It’s been deeply gratifying to watch the film resonate with film festival audiences around the world. I’ve found it touches on a common shared experience and I’m thrilled for Gravitas to bring Lost Transmissions to a wide audience,” said Katharine O’Brien.
“Katharine’s nuanced direction draws out a revelatory performance from Simon Pegg. We look forward to North American audiences discovering the film,” said Tony Piantedosi, Vice President of Acquisitions at Gravitas Ventures.
Lost Transmissions will be available in theaters and On Demand March 13th.
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.
Gravitas’ 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; and. Score: A Film Music Documentary; California Typewriter.
Their films also include: Legion of Brothers; Katie Holmes’ feature directorial debut, All We Had; Colin Hanks’ All Things Must Pass; and Being Evel from Academy Award-winning director Daniel Junge and producer Johnny Knoxville.
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 Studio71, 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.