Gravitas Ventures to Bow Comedy ‘My Divorce Party’ Digitally April 30

Gravitas Ventures will release Film Mode Entertainment’s comedy My Divorce Party via digital purchase and cable on demand on April 30. 

The film stars Rumer Willis (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The House Bunny, “Empire”), Michelle Meredith (“The Morning Show,” Kappa Kappa Die), Kimia Behpoornia (“Reboot,” “Hacks,” “Atypical”), Sarah Hollis (Kill Your Darling, “24”) and Desiree Staples (Scrap, Take Me to Tarzana, “Everyone Is Doing Great”).

In the film, newly single and ready to mingle, Xan gathers her closest friends on vacation in Joshua Tree to celebrate her impending divorce. Upon arrival, Xan gifts her friends $20,000 each to spend on the trip so that her soon-to-be ex-husband cannot take her life savings. Hilarity and chaos ensue as the ladies help Xan process her feelings while enjoying a weekend full of surprises. 

Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment announced the Berlin premiere during the 2024 European Film Market. Film Mode Entertainment will be showing footage from the film to buyers in Berlin for the first time.

Heidi Weitzer directed My Divorce Party, and the deal was completed by Lydia Ianni on behalf of Film Mode Entertainment and producers Adrienne Childress and Geenah Krisht on behalf of the film.

My Divorce Party is a riveting and hilarious fresh take on a trusted genre, with an amazing cast and a plot filled with clever twists and turns that takes the audiences on a ride of love, laughter and unconventional surprises. The film is a prime example of how a talented female-lead cast and crew can raise the genre bar so high that the outcome is a highly commercially viable movie that stays true to its artistic roots and core message,” Epstein said in a statement.

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“We’re thrilled to be partnered with Film Mode. Producing this film was a true labor of love, and we cannot wait to share My Divorce Party with the world,” sproducers Krisht and Childress said in a statement.

The film was also selected to have its world festival debut on March 10 at Cinequest, with an encore performance on March 13.

The ensemble cast also includes Dionne Gipson, Cap Peterson, and Laith Ashley.

Executive producers on the film are Staples, Weitzer, and Sam Fox.

Well Go Picks Up North American Rights to ‘They Crawl Beneath’

Well Go USA has picked up North American rights to Film Mode Entertainment’s horror thriller They Crawl Beneath.

Well Go is set to release the film in 2022.

The film stars Michael Pare (The Lincoln Lawyer, Gone) and Joseph Almani (Law of Attraction) and is directed by Dale Fabrigar, produced by Suzanne DeLaurentiis, executive produced by Kevin Goetz, and co-executive produced by Stephen Hornyak and Neil Goetz.

They Crawl Beneath follows Danny (Almani), a young cop working on his Uncle Bill’s (Pare) classic vintage car on a secluded ranch when a major earthquake hits. Uncle Bill is crushed, and Danny becomes trapped under the car, creating a claustrophobic nightmare. The situation intensifies when something horrifying emerges out of the cracks in the ground that leaves Danny fighting for his life.

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“Kevin and Suzanne have produced a phenomenally entertaining film,” Film Mode’s Clay Epstein said in a statement. “There is no better partner than Doris and her team at Well Go to bring this wild ride to audiences.”

“We’re very excited to team up with FME to bring this film to North American audiences,” Doris Pfardrescher, president and CEO at Well Go USA, said in a statement. “They have a knack for bringing innovative new stories to life for audiences worldwide, and this weaving of creature feature horror with a disaster-thriller backdrop undoubtedly positions They Crawl Beneath as an engaging, nail-biting entry to the horror genre.”

“We could not be more thrilled to partner with both Well Go USA and Film Mode Entertainment on our movie,” Goetz said in a statement. “Both of these companies have exceptional track records when it comes to marketing and distributing high-octane genre pictures.”