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Gravitas Ventures Acquires LGBTQ Shakespearean Vampire Romance “With A Kiss I Die”

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Distribution powerhouse Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, has acquired the world-wide distribution rights to With a Kiss I Die, the highly-anticipated LGBTQ Shakespearean Vampire Romance directed by Ronnie Khalil. 

The film will be available on demand on August 28, 2018, and is already available for pre-order on iTunes:

“With a Kiss I Die beautifully blends the fantasy and romance genre, taking the classic Shakespearean tale of Romeo & Juliet and asking, ‘what if Juliet never died?’” said Gravitas Ventures’ VP of Sales & Marketing, Laura Florence. “The film is filled with bold and timely decisions in casting and subject matter yet delivers a powerful love story everyone can enjoy.”   

Filmed on the beautiful Greek island of Santorini, With a Kiss I Die is a dark romance about Juliet Capulet, who is forced to live for all eternity without her soul mate, Romeo. Broken and numb, she meets a young woman who finally captures her heart again but Juliet’s new family, headed by a blood-thirsty patriarch, disapproves of the pairing. Juliet must once again choose between love and family obligations, terrified that repeating her past mistakes will lead to even more tragedy. 

The film stars Ella Kweku (as Juliet Capulet) and newcomer Paige Emerson (as Farryn), as well as top Greek actors from stage and screen George Kopsidas (as Amaltheo) and Iaonnis Papazisis (as cousin).

The screenplay, written by Khalil, also features contributing writers Barbara Leibell and James Orie. It was Produced by Paola Cétares and Jorge Valdés-Iga, and Executive Produced by Ed Talavera. The deal for With a Kiss I Die was negotiated by Zach Hamby on behalf of Gravitas Ventures with Clownfish Productions, LLC, a production company based out of Miami, Florida. 

As of August 28th, Khalil’s film will be out in over 100 million homes with numerous cable, satellite and telco operators including iTunes, Amazon, Direct TV, Dish Network and Mediacom, to name a few.  

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About Gravitas Ventures

 Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, is a leading all rights distributor of independent feature films and documentaries. Founded in 2006, Gravitas connects independent filmmakers and producers with distribution opportunities across the globe. Working with talented directors and producers, Gravitas Ventures has distributed thousands of films into over a hundred million homes in North America – over one billion homes worldwide. Recent releases include Score: A Film Music DocumentaryCalifornia TypewriterLegion of Brothers; Katie Holmes’ feature directorial debut; All We Had, Colin Hanks’ All Things Must PassBeing Evel from Academy Award winning director Daniel Junge and producer Johnny Knoxville; and For The Love of Spock from Director Adam Nimoy.

For more information, please visit, and follow @GravitasVOD on Twitter and @gravitasventures on Instagram.


About Red Arrow Studios

Red Arrow Studios is one of the world’s leading creators and distributors of entertainment content. Red Arrow Studios is comprised of 20 production companies in seven territories, including 10 companies based in the United States; world-leading multi-platform digital network Studio71, based in six countries; and global film and TV distributors Red Arrow Studios International and Gravitas Ventures.

The group’s significant output includes scripted, non-scripted and formatted content and IP, from TV and film to short-form and branded content, made for an array of global networks and platforms.

Red Arrow Studios is part of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, one of Europe’s leading media groups. For more information, please visit:

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