Gravitas Ventures has secured worldwide rights to “Buddymoon” (formerly “Honey Buddies”) which won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival. The bromantic comedy about a jilted groom and his best friend’s backpacking adventure is slated for release in theaters and on demand July 1. The cast includes David Giuntoli (“Grimm,” “13 Hours”), Flula Borg (“Pitch Perfect 2”) and Claire Coffee (“Grimm,” Franklin & Bash”).
When David (Giuntoli) is left by his fiancée just days before the wedding, Flula (Borg), his relentlessly upbeat best man, insists that the pair go on David’s previously planned honeymoon together: a seven-day backpacking trip through the breathtaking mountains of Oregon. On the trail, the two friends cross paths with a multitude of personalities and creatures while the unrelenting trek tests their friendship and their very lives.
“Gravitas couldn’t be happier in working with the ‘Buddymoon’ team,” said Dan Fisher, Sr. Director of Acquisitions from Gravitas. “From the moment the opening credits rolled at Slamdance we knew this was a special film that balances zany humor and true camaraderie set against the beautiful backdrop of the Oregon wilderness.”
“Buddymoon” is the first feature from Emmy nominated director Alex Simmons (“Chasing El Chapo”). He wrote the film with his friends and former roommates, Giuntoli and Borg. The film is produced by Jennifer Wood (“Heartland”) and executive produced by Borg, Giuntoli, and Simmons, who is also the Editor. Cinematography is by Peter Alton (“Concrete Jungle”) and Michael Lockridge (“White Walls Say Nothing”).
The deal was negotiated by Dan Fisher and Michael Lange for Gravitas and Adam Galen and Zac Bright from Preferred Content with UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers.