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Source: Dark Star Pictures


Dark Star Pictures has acquired North American distribution rights to psychological thriller PVT CHAT, which had its world premiere at this year’s Fantasia Film Festival. 

Dark Star is planning a theatrical release in January followed by a VOD/digital release in February. 

The film stars Julia Fox and Peter Vack in the story of an internet gambler from New York whose fixation on a San Francisco ‘camgirl’ - an online sex acts model - reaches boiling point when he sees her on a Chinatown street. 

Ben Hozie, co-founder of art punk band Bodega, wrote the script and makes his debut as a director. Austin Brown, lead singer and guitarist of Parquet Courts, wrote the score.

Dark Star president Michael Repsch, who negotiated the deal with producer Oliver David, said: “PVT CHAT is shocking in subject matter yet intimate in its soul, a slice of life and glimpse into a subculture that many do not care to understand. Ben Hozie’s vision is distinct and unwavering in its approach to humanity and love for all - despite preconceived societal norms.”