Red Arrow Studios’ Gravitas Pictures has picked up director Miles Doleac’s new thriller, Demigod, for a day-and-date release TBA for late October 2021. Rachel Nichols (Continuum, Star Trek) stars from a script penned by Doleac and co-writer Michael Donovan Horn, with Lindsay Anne Williams, Yohance Myles, Elena Sanchez, and Jeremy London also starring.
Describe as a macabre riff on the Cernunnos myth, Demigod tells the story of a woman (Nichols), who travels with her husband (Myles) to Germany’s Black Forest upon learning that her huntsman grandfather has died and left her all his worldly possessions. Upon arrival, a terrifying secret forces her to reckon with her family’s past and a mysterious ritual she thought was the stuff of fairy tales.
Says Doleac, “I’m extremely grateful to Jeff Cooper and to Gravitas for their belief in this film’s potential. From its infancy, I knew this was a film that I wanted seen on the big screen. I’m heartened that audiences will have the opportunity to see it in movie theaters, an increasing rarity, of course, for true indie films.”
“Miles has crafted a terrifying horror film with an atmospheric setting that is a natural fit for the Halloween crowd. We look forward to presenting it to North American audiences,” said Tony Piantedosi, Vice President of Acquisitions at Gravitas Ventures.
Star Rachel Nichols says she believed in the script enough to make it her first post-pandemic film: “DEMIGOD was my first ‘pandemic’ project. I was definitely apprehensive about returning to work, but I read the script and I was intrigued, so I decided that it was time to get back on set. I’ve never worked with a director who was also acting in the film, but I was amazed by how easily Miles handled wearing those two hats (and many other hats) throughout filming. It was very impressive and also showed me that I was in very good hands.”
Demigod was produced by Doleac and Williams along with James Victor Bulian and Wesley O’Mary, the same team behind 2020’s The Dinner Party.
Gravitas’ Piantedosi negotiated with Jeffrey Cooper, Owner of Cut Entertainment Group, on behalf of the filmmakers.