EXCLUSIVE: Gravitas Ventures acquired the North American rights to the Australian drama ocean boyfeaturing Luke Hemsworth (Westworld). The Anthem Sports & Entertainment Company plans to release the formerly titled photo Bosch + Rockit in theaters and on demand February 3, 2023.
Tyler Atkins’ feature debut is set along the Australian coast in late summer and follows young father Bosch (Hemsworth) as he goes on the run for drugs with his gang of surfers. In tow is his son, Rockit (Rasmus King), who believes he is on a magical vacation. Isabel Lucas and Leeanna Walsman also star.
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“At Gravitas, we pride ourselves on bringing ocean boy in theaters and homes next February,” said Gravitas Senior Director of Acquisitions Bill Guentzler. “Luke Hemsworth and Rasmus King bring to life a magical tale of the deep bond between a father and son that we believe will touch the hearts of audiences.”
Gravitas Ventures is an independent distributor founded in 2006 that also recently acquired the US rights to the drama The Integrity of Joseph Chamberswritten and directed by Sundance Award winner Robert Machoian (The murder of two lovers). The company expanded on August 12 with its fantasy comedy Mack and Rita, releasing the film starring Oscar-winning Diane Keaton under her new label, Gravitas Premiere. Other recent releases from the company include Sean McNamara The King’s Daughter; by Michael Lembeck queen bee; by Gabriela Cowperthwaite Our friend, with Casey Affleck, Dakota Johnson and Jason Segel; by Stanley Tong Avant-garde, with Jackie Chan; and Andy Tennant The secret: dare to dreamwith Katie Holmes.
Guentzler brokered the deal for ocean boy on behalf of Gravitas, with Jordan Dykstra of Film Bridge International on behalf of the filmmakers.
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