Heading into Sundance, Gravitas Ventures founder and CEO Nolan Gallagher has brought on Dustin Smith to oversee the newly launched Gravitas Theatrical.

Smith is named vp of theatrical distribution following almost a decade at Roadside Attractions where he most recently served as vp of acquisitions and business affairs.

The new hire will travel with the team to Park City to sources potential acquisitions. He reports to Gravitas president Michael Murphy.

The first Gravitas Theatrical film scheduled for release is Matthew Saville’s thriller Felony starring Joel Edgerton Tom Wilkinson, Jai Courtney and Melissa George.

Gravitas Theatrical picked up the thriller in Toronto following its world premiere and plans a late summer North American release.