‘Thirst’, a horror thriller by Black Pistol Fire Drummer Eric Owen passed its U.S. and Canadian distribution rights to Anthem Sports & Entertainment company, Gravitas Ventures.
Drummer for the alternative rock band Black Pistol Fire Eric Owen makes his directing debut with this movie.
In the movie, which Owen wrote, insomnia spreads over a small village, igniting anxiety and terror. Two couples sought refuge on an abandoned ranch as the crisis worsens, but then shady characters show around, claim the ranch as their own, and chaos breaks out.
Brian Villalobos and Lori Kovacevich from "But Humble Sinners" and HBO's "Love and Death" star in the movie. Josh Taylor worked on Owen's production.
Negotiations for the agreement took place between Mackenzie Maguire of Gravitas Ventures and Glen Reynolds of Circus Road Films. A release is anticipated in fall.
Owen said, “’Thirst’ realizes all of my greatest fears and asks the question – how will we act when our reality becomes distorted and would we be civil when our own survival is jeopardized?”
Black Pistol Fire, a Juno Award nominee, has performed at festivals like Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, and others while opening for acts like The Killers and Weezer. They have UTA as their agent.
Recently, the rights to the crime drama "Welcome to Redville" and the horror comedy "Slotherhouse" were also purchased by Gravitas, a division of Anthem Sports & Entertainment.