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Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American rights to Maggie Kiley’s Brightest Star, which just had its world premiere at the Austin Film Festival, where it screened under the title Light Years.The film, starring Chris Lowell, Rose McIver, Jessica Szohr, Clark Gregg and Allison Janney, concerns a college student who sets out to win back the girl of his dreams. It was written by Matthew Mullen and Kiley, who is making her feature theatrical debut, and was produced and financed byPaul Finkel and Jason Potash through Storyboard Entertainment, along with Kyle Heller and Gina Resnick. It is based on Kiley’s short film Some Boys Don’t Leave, which starred Jesse Eisenberg.
The distributor plans to open the feature theatrically and offer it on VOD in late January.
The deal was negotiated by Melanie Miller, Gravitas vp acquisitions and marketing, and Noor Ahmed of Reder & Feig on behalf of the filmmakers.
‘Beside Still Waters‘ wins Austin Film Festival award
The Austin Film Festival jury named “Beside Still Waters” from first-time writer-director Chris Lowell its narrative winner at this year’s festival.
Known for his role as William “Dell” Parker on “Grey’s Anatomy” spin-off “Private Practice,” Lowell stepped behind the camera for the first time for this movie billed as “‘The Big Chill’ for Generation Y.” The movie traces a weekend of friends reuniting back home for an amble down memory lane.
Beside Still Waters – World Premiere
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Beside Still Waters – Premiere After Party
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Chris Lowell’s Deeply Personal Directorial Debut @ ETOnline.com
Writer-director Chris Lowell chats about ‘Beside Still Waters’ @ San Francisco Chronicle
Fox’s Army-centric comedy, originally slated to debut Friday, Nov. 8, is bugging out to its new premiere date: Friday, Jan. 10 at 9:30/8:30c.
The network said the move was made to give the male-skewing series more of a promotional push during sports-heavy November and December.