‘A Brilliant Monster’ Acquired By Gravitas Ventures, Set For May Release

By: Dade Hayes

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Horror thriller A Brilliant Monster, which premiered last June at the Dances with Films festival in LA, has been acquired by Gravitas Ventures.

The film is slated for limited theatrical and on-demand release in May 2019.

The fifth feature by director F.C. Rabbath is based on his 2015 short Dead Meat. It stars Dennis Friebe, Joy Kigin, Nick Leali, Dina Najjar, Aléa Figueroa and David Raizor. Friebe plays a successful author of inspirational and self-help stories who hides the dark secret that his creative ideas are supplied by a hidden monster that must be kept fed with human flesh.
Rabbath, Friebe, Ramsey White, Jessica Roszko and Joshua Ayres are producers.
Buzz was positive coming out of Dances with Films, with genre critics saluting the film’s ambitious narrative. A review in Film Threat said Rabbath blends elements of Misery, Little Shop of Horrors and The Neon Demon and praises Friebe, who “carries the film nicely as the duplicitous scribe. He can be charismatic one moment, then creepy the next.”
Rabbath’s Twitter bio identifies him as a “filmmaker, comedian and inventor.” His previous films include Watch Over Us and Hum.
Gravitas, founded in 2006, is part of Red Arrow Studios. Its recent releases include Score: A Film Music DocumentaryCalifornia Typewriter; Legion of Brothers; Katie Holmes’ feature directorial debut, All We Had; and Colin Hanks’ All Things Must Pass.