Gravitas Acquires Rights to Addiction Drama ‘All the World Is Sleeping’ Due On Demand March 17

Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American distribution rights to the drama All the World Is Sleeping and will release it in theaters and on demand March 17.

Written and directed by Ryan Lacen, the film stars Melissa Barrera, Jackie Cruz, Jorge Garcia, Kristen Gutoskie, Valentina Herrera, Lisandra Tena and Luis Bordonada. 

All the World Is Sleeping follows Chama, who as a young girl in New Mexico strived to be different from her mother. Now in her 20s, she’s found herself falling into a similar cycle of generational addiction. The struggle threatens her balance as a mother to her own daughter. As Chama tries to keep it all together, a harrowing accident spirals her out of control causing her daughter to be taken from her custody. With nothing left, she has to confront her past in order to fight for a future — one that can either guide her closer to getting her daughter back or lead her deeper into a dangerous cycle.

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“This film is not only based on the lived experiences of seven women with a history of addiction, it was made by them,” Lacen said in a statement. “Through a unique collaboration with the non-profit Bold Futures, their stories and input shaped this film throughout its development and production. As a director, whose own family has been affected by addiction, my intention was to create a film that felt truthful while unraveling in a unique, visually cerebral way. All the World Is Sleeping is grounded in the axiom that while this is a movie, we understand that these moments are happening all around us. Hopefully it gets the audience talking.”

“We are thrilled to be bringing All the World Is Sleeping to theaters and homes this upcoming March,” Danielle Gasher, senior director of acquisitions at Gravitas Ventures, said in a statement. “Melissa Barrera delivers an incredible performance as a young mother battling addiction. We are proud to be the North American partner for such a hard-hitting drama.”

Gasher negotiated the deal with Shoreline Entertainment.

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