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‘Snow Valley’ Psychological Thriller Acquired by Gravitas Ventures (EXCLUSIVE)

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Gravitas Ventures has acquired worldwide rights to Uinta Productions and Paper Street Pictures’ “Snow Valley,” the directorial debut from the late Brandon Murphy.

Murphy, who died in January 2022, was the screenwriter for “Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard.” He also wrote the script for “Snow Valley,” which was in post production at the time of his death.

The film stars Barbara Crampton (“Re-Animator”), Rachel Michiko Whitney (“The Card Counter”), Cooper van Grootel (“One Of Us Is Lying”), Tom Williamson (“All Cheerleaders Die”), David Lambert (“The Fosters”), Paige Elkington (“Relationship Status”), and Ali Fumiko Whitney (“The Road Dance”). 

In the psychological thriller, a newly engaged couple’s swanky ski weekend goes horribly awry when an unexpected guest arrives and the house’s dark supernatural forces begin to rise on the anniversary of a tragic event.

“Snow Valley” was produced by Chris Abernathy, Aaron B. Koontz, Justice Laub and Michiko Whitney. Andrea Chung and Solco Schuit executive produced.

“Wes Craven, who I worked with before his passing, once told me, ‘A good horror story can find humor in the most scary moments,’” said Chung. “I believe writer-director Brandon Murphy does a fantastic job in adding a humorous touch to the film’s darker themes that makes the film an enjoyable ride.”

Michiko Whitney said of the project, “It’s been a cathartic journey to find a home for the film to honor Brandon’s memory and celebrate the incredible work the entire cast and crew put into his directorial debut.”

The deal was negotiated by Chung on behalf of the filmmakers and by VP of Acquisitions Bill Guentzler on behalf of Gravitas Ventures. 

“Gravitas is excited to be bringing the story the mysterious ski resort town of Snow Valley to viewers worldwide,” Guentzler said. “With an impressive ensemble cast and exciting scenes and atmosphere written and directed by Brandon Murphy, we believe audiences will be thrilled by what is uncovered.”

Gravitas Ventures is an independent film distribution company owned by Anthem Sports & Entertainment. Recent releases include “Slotherhouse,” “Padre Pio,” “Mack & Rita” and “The Secret: Dare to Dream.”