Gravitas Ventures has acquired US VoD rights to Slamdance entry Jug Face.

Chad Crawford Kinkle’s horror-thriller stars Lauren Ashley Carter from The Woman and Sean Bridgers in the story of an evil ceremonial pit in a backwoods community.

Modernciné’s Andrew van den Houten and Robert Tonino produced. Lucky McKee, Arrien Schiltkamp and Loren Semmens served as executive producers.

Sean Young, Larry Fessenden and Daniel Manche round out the cast.

Jug Face won the Slamdance grand prize screenwriting award in 2011 and debuted in official selection this year.

Gravitas has set a July pre-theatrical VoD premiere, followed by a national theatrical roll-out through Modernciné. T C Rice will book the theatres for Modernciné.

Gravitas Ventures’ Nolan Gallagher negotiated the US VoD deal with  Modernciné president van den Houten.