Watching the trailer I was getting the creepy feeling that this could be any city in USA way everyone is on nerves. Look forward to seeing a Fishbowl.
Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, has announced the acquisition of FISHBOWL from Running Bear Films, Spartan Productions, and Pictureshow Productions. The thriller/drama from sibling directors Stephen Kinigopoulos and Alexa Kinigopoulos with Executive Producer George Pelecanos will open in select theaters and be available on demand October 27.
Gravitas acquired the film after Fishbowl earned critical acclaim from runs at the Austin Film Festival (world premiere), Annapolis Film Festival, Red Rock Film Festival and Anchorage International Film Festival.
The directing duo was most recently nominated for both CMT’s and the Academy of Country Music’s “Video of the Year” for “Sugarcoat” by Little Big Town starring Kate Bosworth. They have also worked with Kacey Musgraves, Chrissy Metz, Michelle Monaghan, and Ruston Kelly. The duo shared that, “We are grateful and take pride in the fact we shot Fishbowl in our hometown, in the places we love, with the people we love. And to have legendary novelist and screenwriter George Pelecanos and a distribution partner like Gravitas behind us is extremely meaningful.”
An intriguing tale of sin and redemption, Fishbowl, takes place in, Bishop, a small town filled with secrets, where the Simon sisters (Emily Peachey, Caroline Coleman, Belle Shickle) are trying to cope with the absence of their mother (Judith Hoag, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Nashville”) and maintain a normal life, while enduring Catholic school and typical teen struggles under the watchful eye of their demanding teacher, Mr. Barnes (Delaney Williams, “The Wire”). Silently repressing them is their damaged father (Rick Kain, “Jack Ryan”) who, quite adrift himself, is growing increasingly obsessed with The Rapture that he believes is imminent. For the girls, home is anything but a refuge. In the midst of rebellious acts, punishments, and religious imposition, the sisters must cling to one another to survive. On the night that Rick believes to be The Rapture, he will attempt to take his daughters to “the other side”, but as the bell tolls, true colors shine through and the mystery of their mother’s disappearance is revealed in a shattering climax.
“Stephen and Alexa have created a haunting thriller reminiscent of Take Shelter and The Virgin Suicides that marks an impressive feature debut. We look forward to unveiling the film to audiences this fall,” said Tony Piantedosi, Vice President of Acquisitions at Gravitas Ventures.
Fishbowl was directed by Stephen Kinigopoulos and Alexa Kinigopoulos from a script written by Piero S. Iberti (“The Sinner”) and Stephen Kinigopoulos. Kyle David Crosby, Meg Dudley, and Carlo Glorioso produced; George Pelecanos (“The Wire,” “The Deuce”), George Kinigopoulos, and Janice Kinigopoulos are Executive Producers.
Gravitas Ventures Vice President of Acquisitions, Tony Piantedosi, negotiated the deal for North American rights with Bianca Goodloe, Esq. of Goodloe Law LLP on behalf of the filmmaking team.
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