Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American rights to Samuel Gridley’s Criminal Audition and Fredi Nwaka’s The Living Dead from UK based genre outfit Devilworks.
Criminal Audition stars Noeleen Comiskey and is about a former lawyer and his team who run an underworld service seeking the most desperate and greedy in society to become fake criminals.
It is produced by Gridley and Luke Kaile, with Nathaniel Francis and Luke Mordue of Mordue Pictures,
Nwaka’s The Living Dead follows five young criminals who are forced to take refuge from the police during a robbery in a haunted castle. The cast includes Tim Faraday, Jessica-Jane Stafford, Fabrizio Santino, Winston Ellis, and the feature film debut of UK rapper Professor Green (real name Stephen Manderson).
Nwaka produced the film through Gridloc Enterprise and Are We Dead Yet.
Both UK films premiered at horror event FrightFest in London.