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A Conversation with “Creatures of Necessity” Writer, Producer Njedah Anthony and Stars Mindy Gilkerson, Dane Oliver & Isaiah Locust

Gravitas Ventures To Release “Creatures of Necessity” on TVOD/Digital & DVD – Beginning on November 22nd, 2022

“Creatures of Necessity” TVOD/Digital & DVD Release Timed to Break the Fourth Wall This Thanksgiving

By Jesus “Solly” Olivares

Georgia (The Hollywood Times) 11/15/2022

Gravitas Ventures, an Anthem Sports & Entertainment company, has acquired Worldwide rights to The Gestalt Effect’s latest production, the richly textured feature film and directorial debut of acclaimed South African cinematographer Christian Kazadi (“24 Hours Blind,” Blinkers”), written & produced by prolific Nigerian novelist Njedeh Anthony (“Exceptional Beings,” “Mind Crawlers”) “Creatures of Necessity.” Gravitas Ventures will release the fascinating “Creatures of Necessity” across all TVOD/Digital platforms & DVD throughout North America – beginning on November 22nd, 2022.

“Creatures of Necessity” is the most delicious dish this holiday season. Equal parts “Reservoir Dogs” meets “Fleabag” with just the right touch of “Gone Girl,” this wickedly enjoyable thriller will keep you guessing until the last frame. “Creatures of Necessity” stealthy cast of characters are brought to the screen by its stars: Mindy Gilkerson (“The Oath: Outbreak,” “Death Count”), Dane Oliver (“The Resonator,” “Cupid’s Match”), Isaiah Locust (“The Education of a Negro,” “Cooler Than Most”), Andrew John Morrison (“Capital Joe,” “the Holzer Files”), Johnjay Fitch (“American Violence,” “Clowntergiest”), Amy Lyndon (“Law & Order: LA,” “Ugly Betty”), and Josephine Chang (“Little in Common,” “Make a Wish”).

The Hollywood Times had the opportunity to talk with writer/producer Njedeh Anthony and three cast members, Mindy Gilkerson, Dane Oliver and Isaiah Locust. Enjoy the conversation:

“As storytellers, we are thrilled to take audiences on a cinematic journey that will offer excitement, apprehension, anticipation, and tension. We all believe that movies should always stimulate communication after the credits roll, and we look forward to audience conversations on November 22nd,” shares writer/producer Njedeh Anthony.

After 13 days without receiving a ransom and their identities now unveiled, everyone involved with the kidnapping of Isabella Contini, have hit their breaking point, and release their demons. The chaotic issues in the lives of the kidnappers, overshadow their crime, while their victim, weighed by her wavering mind, must figure out how to escape, armed only with her wits.

The Gestalt Effect production company was founded 10 years ago, “Creatures of Necessity” was their first dive into all aspects of film production. Their second feature film, “Exceptional Beings” directed by Njedeh Anthony will be released early next year.

“Creatures of Necessity” is led by a vastly talented team of filmmakers beginning with director Christian Kazadi; writer & producer Njedeh Anthony; director of cinematography Chad Sano (“Grease Live!,” “My Crazy Ex”), executive producers Ese Oduyoye, Ohi Oshiame, Ann Ossai, III Gallica LLC, Stanley Okpor; editors Hans Samkay (“Match,” “Blood Tulips”), James Brown (“Tori Amos: the Complete Videos 1991-1998,” “When It Rings”), and Kazadi; and music by Sergey Leontyev. This incredible international film team are based in Los Angeles and busily prepping their next feature films.

The film sale was negotiated by Glen Reynolds of Circus Road Films on behalf of the filmmakers and Brett Rogalsky, Manager of Acquisitions on behalf of Gravitas Ventures, an Anthem Sports & Entertainment company.

About Gravitas Ventures

Gravitas Ventures is a leading all rights distributor of independent feature films and documentaries. Founded in 2006, Gravitas connects independent filmmakers and producers with distribution opportunities across the globe. Working with talented directors and producers, Gravitas Ventures has distributed thousands of films into over a hundred million homes in North America – over one billion homes worldwide. Their recent wide theatrical release ‘Mack & Rita’ starring Academy Award Winner Diane Keaton released on August 12th under the new label Gravitas Premiere. Recent Gravitas Venture releases include The King’s Daughter directed by Sean McNamara, Queen Bees directed by Michael Lembeck, Our Friend directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, starring Casey Affleck, Dakota Johnson, and Jason Segel, Vanguard, directed by Stanley Tong and starring Jackie Chan, The Secret: Dare to Dream, directed by Andy Tennant and starring Katie Holmes; For more information, please visit www.gravitasventures.com, and follow @GravitasVOD on Twitter and @gravitasventures on Instagram.

About Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc.

Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc. is a global multi-platform media company with offices and studios in Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, New York, Kansas City, Cleveland and Toronto. Anthem’s portfolio includes AXS TV, a leading music, entertainment and lifestyle television channel and digital media company; global film distribution company Gravitas Ventures; Fight Network, the world’s premier combat sports channel; IMPACT Wrestling, one of the world’s leading wrestling organizations specializing in original programming and live events; Invicta Fighting Championships, the world’s premier all-women mixed martial arts promotion; Game+, the leader in Esports and gaming content; GameTV, the home of game shows and competition-based reality series; and HDNet Movies, which features theatrically released films and documentaries. Anthem also has a significant ownership interest in Pursuit Channel, one of the top outdoor channels in the U.S.

About The Gestalt Effect

The Gestalt Effect is an independent film production company. Alongside movie production they are also a publishing company, whose products are distributed globally. They are undergoing a meteoric rise in production releases, with Creatures of Necessity getting released November 22nd, 2022, the AFRIFF nominated Exceptional Beings getting released early 2023. Mind Crawlers presently in preproduction and an untitled script with the working title Ebony, also in pre-production.