Gravitas Ventures acquires North American rights to Sci Fi Thriller The Gateway
Director of Acquisitions at Gravitas Ventures, Josh Spector, commented “Alpha Gateway is the kind of smart science fiction film that genre and independent filmgoers alike love and we are thrilled to be bringing John’s film to North American audiences in the first quarter of 2018.”
John V. Soto noted “It’s exciting to work with such a professional team at Gravitas Ventures who are truly passionate about our movie. It will be great to see the film roll out across the US and Canada in 2018.”
The Gateway has been selected for numerous film festivals including The Sci Fi Film Festival, Austin Revolution Film Festival, FilmQuest 2017 and CinefestOz. The film has also been nominated for a number of awards at the Austin Revolution festival including Best Feature Film and Best Director with lead actor Jacqueline McKenzie (Deep Blue Sea, The 4400) nominated for Best Actress. At FilmQuest the movie has been nominated for Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Visual Effects.
John V. Soto commented “The entire cast give great performances, but Jacqueline and Myles are just outstanding. Audiences love the Sci Fi elements too and the film makes for a fun experience.”
The Gateway stars a great lineup of Aussie acting talent including Jacqueline McKenzie, Myles Pollard (Drift), Ben Mortley (Lantana), Haley McElhinney (The Babadook), Shannon Berry (Hunters) and upcoming WAAPA talent Ryan Panizza. The movie was directed by Soto who co-wrote the film with author Michael White. Executive Producers include Malcolm and Kate Rudd, Deborah and Neal Munson and Coppelia Tingley together with Pauline Chan and Gia Zhang RenJie from Chinese production company Beijing Cheetah Yassa.
The North American deal was negotiated by Josh Spector and Zach Hamby for Gravitas Ventures and Gai Steele and John V. Soto for Filmscope Entertainment. The Gateway will be released theatrically in Australia November 2017 by Rialto Distribution.
The Gateway is about a particle physicist who, after the death of her husband, uses a revolutionary machine to travel to a parallel world to find him again, with dire consequences for her family.
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Gravitas Ventures is a leading all rights distributor of independent cinema. Founded in 2006, Gravitas connects independent filmmakers and producers with distribution opportunities across the globe. Working with more than 500 content partners, Gravitas Ventures has distributed thousands of films into over 100 million homes. Recent releases include Katie Holmes’ feature directorial debut, “All We Had,” Jonathan Hock’s “Fastball,” Colin Hanks’ “All Things Must Pass,” “Being Evel” from Academy Award® winning director Daniel Junge and producer Johnny Knoxville, “Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of,” and “For The Love of Spock” from Director Adam Nimoy.