California-based distributor Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, has acquired the North American rights to Scott Christopherson‘s feature-length documentary The Insufferable Groo.
The 98-minute doc follows eccentric Utah-based filmmaker Stephen Groo as he narrows in on making his 200th film in 20 years and his attempts to recruit actor Jack Black to be in his newest feature film about human who falls in love with an elf. As Groo attempts to make his latest film, his narcissism threatens to prove his undoing.
The Insufferable Groo will be released in select theaters this December and will be available on-demand starting Dec. 14.
The film is executive produced by Roger Fields, Sam Adair, Wade Hollingshaus and Carter Nelson; and is produced by Jared Harris, Eric Robertson and Christopherson.
The deal was negotiated by Tony Piantedosi, director of acquisitions for Gravitas Ventures, and by Ben Braun and Ben Schwartz of Submarine for the filmmakers.
The Insufferable Groo enjoyed its world premiere at the 2018 Sheffield Film Festival and held its North American premiere this past Wednesday (Nov.14) at DOC NYC in New York.
Christopherson’s debut feature film, Peace Officer, won both the Grand Jury and Audience Awards for best documentary at the SXSW Film Festival. Christopherson’s films have been featured in multiple film festivals including Hot Docs, Full Frame, Sheffield, DOC NYC, and New Zealand International.