Gravitas Ventures has acquired US rights from international sales agent Visit Films to Wiebke von Carolsfeld’s recent Toronto world premiere Stay.

Aidan Quinn and Taylor Schilling star in the story of a relationship between a young woman and a disgraced professor.

Stay is based on Aislinn Hunter’s acclaimed novel of the same name.

Gravitas has scheduled a theatrical and VOD release for the Canada-Ireland co-production in the first quarter of 2014.

“Wiebke von Carolsfeld has captured the beauty and complexity of coastal Ireland living,” said Gravitas Ventures CEO Nolan Gallagher, who brokered the deal with Visit head Ryan Kampe.

“We look forward to sharing the intimate performances of Aidan Quinn and Taylor Schilling, which will no doubt resonate with theatrical and video on demand audiences in the United States.”

Visit is handling sales on Stay this week at the AFM.