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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

"TOTAL FRAT MOVIE" -- Gravitas Ventures Acquires U.S. Rights to College Comedy


Based on popular college lifestyle website,
the film will hit theaters and On Demand September 23

Los Angeles, CA (May 3, 2016) — Gravitas Ventures has secured U.S. rights to “Total Frat Movie” from Digerati Films, inspired by the hugely popular college lifestyle website Following in the footsteps of “Animal House” and “Old School,” the Greek life comedy about a fraternity searching for redemption and lost glory is slated for release in theaters and On Demand September 23. “Total Frat Move: The Book” was a 2013 New York Times Best Seller.

The cast includes Justin Deeley (“90210,” “Drop Dead Diva”), Nick Bateman (“Hobo with a Shotgun”), Rebecca Dalton (“Spun Out”), Alex House (“Todd and The Book of Pure Evil”) and features Tom Green (“The Tom Green Show,” “Road Trip”).

Charlie Martin (Deeley) couldn’t be happier to be the newest member of Alpha Chi Gamma. That is, until the rival Kappas sabotage their celebratory fireworks and the Alpha house is permanently shuttered. Just like that, Charlie’s dream of following in his late father’s footsteps, one of Alpha’s most legendary members, goes up in smoke. Three years later, a still distraught Charlie discovers a loophole in the school’s rules and presents his evidence to Dean Kravitz (Green). The dean agrees to reinstate the Alphas, but under one condition: get 15 members by the end of rush week. One problem: rush week starts in 24 hours.

“We are thrilled to be working with Gravitas Ventures and the team from Grandex productions,” said Executive Producers Brian Ross and Bob Sanitsky. “We are excited that Gravitas saw the potential of our debaucherous film. Their team’s unique approach will provide the biggest reach possible.  We look forward to working with them to bring this shockingly funny fraternity film to audiences everywhere.”

“This film captures the same spirit of classics like ‘Animal House,’ ‘Van Wilder,’ ‘Project X,’ and ‘Road Trip’.” said Dan Fisher, Sr. Director of Acquisitions from Gravitas. “We couldn’t be more excited to be working with the team from Total Frat Move.”

Digerati Principals Brian Ross and Bob Sanitsky are the Executive Producers of “Total Frat Movie,” directed by Warren P. Sonoda (“Swearnet: The Movie”). The film is written by Stephen Fromkin and Sacha Pavlovic. Bob Wertheimer produces, with, Fred Fuchs, Neil Bregman, and Jonathon Bronfman also serving as Executive Producers. The creative team also includes Production Designer Brian Verhoog, Director of Photography Sami Inayeh, Costume Designer Ann Dixon, and Editor Aden Ferrari Bahadori.

The deal was negotiated by Dan Fisher and Michael Lange for Gravitas, and with CAA on behalf of the filmmakers.


Gravitas Ventures is a leading all rights distributor of independent cinema. Founded in 2006, Gravitas connects independent filmmakers and producers with distribution opportunities across the globe. Working with more than 500 content partners, Gravitas Ventures has distributed thousands of films into over 100 million homes. Their most recent releases include Colin Hanks’ “All Things Must Pass,” “Being Evel” from Academy Award® winning director Daniel Junge and producer Johnny Knoxville, “Bleeding Heart” starring Jessica Biel and Zosia Mamet, “Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of,” and “Barney Thomson” starring Robert Carlyle and Emma Thompson. For more information, please visit and follow @GravitasVOD on Twitter and @gravitasventures on Instagram.


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