Gravitas Ventures acquires Simon Pegg’s Lost Transmissions
Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American rights to Lost Transmissions, Katharine O’Brien’s directorial debut starring Simon Pegg (Star Trek, Mission Impossible), Juno Temple (Atonement, Maleficent), and Alexandra Daddario (Baywatch, True Detective).
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Based on a true story, Lost Transmissions follows Theo Ross (Pegg), a respected, Los Angeles music producer. His friend, Hannah (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.
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.
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. Executive Producers were 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.
“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.
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The movie will be available in theaters and On Demand on March 13.