Sonny Mallhi’s directorial debut, Anguish, opened to nearly universal positive reviews after its screening at the Fantasia Film Festival earlier this year. As can often be the case, many horror fans began to wonder how long it would be before the film was available for mass public consumption. These things can take years before showing up on on DVD, Blu-Ray, or your VOD platform of choice. Luckily, that won’t be the case here, as Gravitas Ventures has just announced it’s acquisition of the film.

Gravitas will release the film in select theaters and on demand on December 18th – full details below:


The film will hit Select Theaters and VOD on December 18th

Los Angeles, CA (October 15, 2015) — Gravitas Ventures has secured North American rights to “Anguish”, a thriller written and directed by Sonny Mallhi, which premiered in July at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Gravitas will release the film in select theaters and on demand on December 18th.

Inspired by true events, Tess (Ryan Simpkins, “A Single Man”) is a teenage girl finally old enough to understand that the cause of her psychological problems is a supernatural “gift” that allows spirits to take over her body. Now that she understands what is happening to her, she must decide whether she wants to keep fighting or succumb to the soul of a recently deceased girl who refuses to leave.  Karina Logue (“Ray Donovan”) and Annika Marks (“The Fosters”) also star.

“I am looking forward to working with Gravitas,” stated Writer/Director Sonny Mallhi. “This is an accomplished distribution group with a proven track record in horror – it’s exciting to be partnered with them.”

“We were drawn to the terrifying, small town world created by veteran filmmaker Sonny Mallhi,” said Gravitas Founder and CEO Nolan Gallagher.

This is Sonny Mallhi’s directorial debut; previously he co-produced “The Lakehouse” and served as Executive Producer on “The Stranger,” “House at the End of the Street” and he wrote and executive produced “The Roommate.” Mallhi’s company Candlewood Entertainment produced “Anguish” alongside Guy Danella (“The Possession of Michael King”). Deepak Bajaj and Madan Popli are the Executive Producers.

The deal was negotiated by Nolan Gallagher, Founder and CEO, Gravitas Ventures and by Alex Saks at ICM Partners and Robert Labate of Holland and Knight on behalf of the filmmakers.

Gravitas Ventures is a leading all rights distributor of independent cinema. Founded in 2006, Gravitas connects independent filmmakers and producers with distribution opportunities across the globe. Working with more than 500 content partners, Gravitas Ventures has distributed thousands of films into over 100 million homes. Recent releases include SXSW Grand Jury and Audience Award winning documentary PEACE OFFICER, Sundance smash PING PONG SUMMER with Susan Sarandon, THE LONGEST WEEK starring Jason Bateman and Olivia Wilde, FELONY, starring Joel Edgerton and Tom Wilkinson, MANNY, BACKSTREET BOYS: SHOW ‘EM WHAT YOU’RE MADE OF and Spike Lee’s DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS.  Upcoming titles include ADDICTED TO FRESNO starring Judy Greer and Natasha Lyonne and Colin Hanks’ ALL THINGS MUST PASS.  For more information, please and follow @GravitasVOD