GRAVITAS VENTURES Acquires Acclaimed Participant Documentary ‘SING ME A SONG’

Film to be released On Demand and in Virtual Cinemas on New Year’s Day

Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, announced today the acquisition of North American rights to director and producer Thomas Balmès’ acclaimed documentary SING ME A SONG, a captivating coming of age story about a young monk searching to find a balance between tradition and technology.  The film will be released via virtual cinemas and on video-on-demand platforms January 1, 2021. SING ME A SONG will be shown in select virtual cinemas in December, including Film Forum in New York, Sie FilmCenter in Denver, Cinema 21 in Portland, Laemmle Theatres in California and others. 

Following its worldwide premiere at 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, Variety praised the film, calling it “powerful and thought-provoking.” POV Magazine describes it as “a rich character study that asks how traditional ways can live alongside contemporary conveniences.”

Balmès commented:

“I am excited to have SING ME A SONG find its way into the world.  It’s surreal to have a film about human connectivity and our reliance on technology released at a time like this. I am hopeful that audiences can find some silver linings during such a challenging period in our lives.”

Tony Piantedosi, Vice President of Acquisitions at Gravitas Ventures, said:

“Thomas has made another documentary that serves as a charming and moving tribute to our shared humanity across the globe, and how technology has impacted even the most unlikely personalities. We look forward to presenting the film to North American audiences,”

“Thomas Balmès’ SING ME A SONG is such a gift of a film at a time when we need it most about rediscovering what it means to be a part of a greater community and the need for human connection,” said Diane Weyermann, Chief Content Officer for Participant. “We are excited to partner with Gravitas Ventures in bringing this beautiful film to audiences around the world.”

SING ME A SONG, the new feature from acclaimed documentary filmmaker Thomas Balmès(BabiesHappiness), follows Peyangki, a young monk living in a rural monastery in Bhutan. When TV and the Internet eventually come to the remote country, Peyangki is lured by the power of smartphones, which now compete with the structured daily rituals of village life. Unexpected and profound, Peyangki’s journey challenges us to reassess our own perceptions of relatedness and self-worth in an age of unparalleled connectivity.

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