Indie film distributor Gravitas Ventures has today announced their acquisition of both video on demand (VOD) and home video rights to Soren Sorenson’s new documentary “My Father’s Vietnam.” Last year, the film won the Soldiers and Sacrifice Grand Prize at the 2015 Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF).
The film focuses on Sorenson’s father, Peter, who served in Vietnam. The film has a particular focus on two men he served with who were killed during their service.
Of the news, Sorenson commented, “We’re just thrilled. All we ever wanted for this film was for it to find an audience. With Gravitas Ventures on board, the film will reach more people than we ever thought possible.”
He continued, “The Vietnam Era is the backdrop for a lot of big, infamous movies. This film is deliberately a quieter and more intimate Vietnam War film not only about my father’s year in Vietnam but also about our country’s connection to war in a broad sense. The film is really about war’s destructive impact on human relationships before, during and after periods of war.”
Gravitas’ Acquisitions Manager Michael Lange added, “Gravitas is honored to be collaborating with Soren Sorensen to share the story of ‘My Father’s Vietnam.’ It’s an incredibly impactful and personal documentary that we are proud to share with audiences across North America.”
Gravitas will release the film VOD platforms on May 24, with a DVD release to follow this summer.
Check out a trailer for another recent Gravitas pick up below, “Band of Robbers.”