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Exlusive: Gravitas Nabs SXSW Country Music Drama 'Thank You A Lot'

By Max O'Connell | Indiewire March 27, 2014 at 10:27AM

Gravitas Ventures has acquired former Indiewire Project of the Day "Thank You A Lot," writer-director Matt Muir's film set in the Austin music scene. The film, which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival, will see a Video On Demand release in June 2014.
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'Thank You A Lot'
'Thank You A Lot'

Gravitas Ventures has acquired former Indiewire Project of the Day "Thank You A Lot," writer-director Matt Muir's film set in the Austin music scene (sorry, Terrence Malick, some people just work more quickly). The film, which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival, will see a Video On Demand release in June 2014.

"Thank You A Lot" concerts a small-time music manager (Blake DeLong) on the verge of losing his job. His last ditch-effort: sign a reclusive country music singer – his father (real life country music singer James Hand playing a fictional version of himself). 

As an added bonus to the VOD release, the filmmakers plan a summer tour of screenings and music concerts featuring musicians from the film. The film was produced by Chris Ohlson, who's also behind the Sundance hit "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter."

This article is related to: Thank You a Lot, Matt Muir, SXSW 2014, Gravitas Ventures, Country Music, Austin, Acquisitions






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