THE ANGELS, Oct. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios Company, has acquired North American distribution rights to the indie comedy movie LATER DAYS, with plans for release on October 29, 2021, in select theaters across the U.S. and TVOD and digital platforms. Cardinal XD is handling foreign sales for the film.
Written and directed by Brad Riddell and Sandy Sternshein, LATER DAYS stars real-life husband and wife David Walton (New Girl, Bad Moms, About a Boy) and Majandra Delfino (Roswell, Friends with Better Lives). Walton plays frustrated stay-at-home dad Mike Young who, nostalgic for his glory days, invites all of his high school friends (and enemies) to an 80s-themed surprise birthday party for his exhausted corporate wife Pam (played by Delfino). Featuring a killer 80s soundtrack, Later Days is a coming-of-middle-age, wild night comedy in the vein of Office Christmas Party and Game Night.
Brad Riddell and Sandy Sternshein produced the film for their banner, Wry Mash Media, along with producer Rob Roediger. Paul Hubbard and The Chicago Media Angels are Executive Producers.
Sternshein (Pushing Forty, Mouths of the Upright) and Riddell (American Pie: Band Camp, Crooked Arrows) met in the Graduate Screenwriting Program at USC in (2002). They are currently writing the skateboard comedy Back to the Grind for Branded Pictures Entertainment and Tony Hawk’s 900 Films. As longtime fans of John Hughes’ films and their timeless themes of coming of age and understanding your place in the world, Sandy and Brad used those themes as inspiration.
“We had this idea – what if we could bring a bunch of adults back into the cliquey lunchroom and make audiences feel like they’re watching a Hughes film where everybody is 40 and are still as confused and unsure of themselves as they were in high school,” says Brad.
“And we also noticed a lack of independent comedies about the regular lives of everyday people. Nobody makes those movies anymore. So, we wanted to tap into some of that 80s nostalgia while giving people a laugh at the kind of characters they know from their own lives,” added Sandy.
The Later Days ensemble cast features David Pasquesi (Veep, Lodge 49, At Home with Amy Sedaris), Jason Boggs (Conan), and Tim Kazurinsky (Saturday Night Live, Police Academy).
Later Days premiered earlier this year at Cinequest and will be featured at the San Diego International Film Festival later this month.
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About Gravitas Ventures
Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, is a leading all rights distributor of independent feature films and documentaries. Founded in 2006, Gravitas connects independent filmmakers and producers with distribution opportunities across the globe. Working with talented directors and producers, Gravitas Ventures has distributed thousands of films into over a hundred million homes in North America – over one billion homes worldwide. Recent releases include Queen Bees directed by Michael Lembeck, Our Friend directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, starring Casey Affleck, Dakota Johnson, and Jason Segel, Vanguard, directed by Stanley Tong and starring Jackie Chan, The Secret: Dare to Dream, directed by Andy Tennant and starring Katie Holmes; End of Sentence starring Logan Lerman and John Hawkes; Looks that Kill; Tread; Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk, narrated by Bill Murray; and Colin Hanks’ All Things Must Pass. For more information, please visit http://www.gravitasventures.com, and follow @GravitasVOD on Twitter and @gravitasventures on Instagram.
About Red Arrow Studios
Red Arrow Studios is one of the world’s leading creators and distributors of entertainment content, comprised of an acclaimed network of international production companies and labels in seven territories; world-leading digital studio, Studio71, based in six countries; and global film and TV distributors Red Arrow Studios International and Gravitas Ventures. The group’s significant output includes scripted, non-scripted and formatted content and IP, from TV and film to short-form and branded content, made for an array of global networks and platforms. Red Arrow Studios is part of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, one of Europe’s leading media groups. Redarrowstudios.com
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Gravitas Ventures Acquires U.S. Rights to Comedy LATER DAYS and Sets Movie Release for October 29th in Select Theaters, TVOD & Digital Platforms