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Gravitas Ventures Acquires Multi Award-Winning Documentary “The Center: Gibbons and Guardians”

Gravitas Ventures Acquires Multi Award-Winning Documentary “The Center: Gibbons and Guardians” For Audiences Everywhere September 21st, 2021

“The Center: Gibbons and Guardians” Offers a View Into The Magical World of Gibbons to VOD/Digital & Blu-Ray/DVD Audiences Across North America This Fall

 Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, has acquired North America rights to Emmy® Award winning filmmaker Alex M. Azmi (“To Climb a Gold Mountain,” and the upcoming “Man and Machine”) captivating award-winning feature documentary “The Center: Gibbons and Guardians, ” which will be released across all TVOD/Digital platforms & Blu-Ray/DVD throughout the North American continent beginning on September 21st, 2021. Azmi’s new documentary is a winner of five festivals from an international film festival run of more than a dozen festivals. It tells the charming and sometimes funny, sometimes startling story of The Gibbon Conservation Center in Santa Clarita, California and features interviews with a number of the leading women who tirelessly champion these charming apes globally including Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace and The Gibbon Conservation Center’s Director Gabriella Skollar, MS.  The film is a riveting cinematic documentary that follows the unexpected dramas at a remote nonprofit wildlife center in the California desert, weaving together the lives of endangered gibbons alongside those who care for them. 

At The Gibbon Conservation Center, a determined group of people dedicate their lives to the care of these endangered apes - and in the process, find courage, laughter, and even romance in the engaging documentary “The Center: Gibbons and Guardians, ” which will be released across all TVOD/Digital platforms & Blu-Ray/DVD this fall.

 In-person (Covid-19 compliant) press days with the filmmakers, documentary stars – both human and Gibbon at the Center (just north of Los Angeles) will be available later this summer leading into to the film’s release across North America on September 21st, 2021.

 “Azmi’s film is a fascinating and oftentimes hilarious look into not only the surprisingly humanlike lives of the gibbons, but the inspiring men and women who have dedicated themselves to studying and preserving the species. We can’t wait to release this film and get it out into the world.” – David Sullivan, Sales & Acquisitions Manager at Gravitas Ventures.

 “The Center: Gibbons and Guardians” is co-written by acclaimed filmmakers  Alex M. Azmi Michael Thau (Thau having restored "Superman - The Movie” and produced/edited "Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut," among many other high-profile titles), edited by Thau , and produced byThau,  Gabriella Skollar,  Dan Watt (“Everybody Dance,” ”Eurotrash”),executive produced by  Azmi, andfeatures original music by  Ilsik Byun (“The Real Drakoolavs,” “A Night Without Armor”) and Federico Ferrandina (“The Dallas Buyers Club,” “The Big Bang Theory”).

 A love triangle that incites jealous rage.  An out-of-control wildfire that threatens lives and livelihoods.  A sudden tragedy that upends a close-knit community.  You might not expect such intense dramas at a small conservation center in the California desert, yet that’s exactly what you’ll get in the documentary, “The Center: Gibbons and Guardians ,” which includes interview with Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace. Watch it to get immersed in the sometimes funny, sometimes startling story of The Gibbon Conservation Center.   There, a determined group of individuals dedicate their lives to the conservation, study, and care of these endangered apes — and in the process, find courage, laughter, and even romance.  The film will keep you riveted as the staff face one challenge after another. The lives of the apes intertwine with those who care for them to create a rich symphony that will make you feel how surprising and passionate life can be.

 “I’m glad that we partnered with Gravitas Venture in order for this riveting and important film to reach the wide viewership it deserves in North America.” – Filmmaker Alex M. Azmi.

 Ilyssa Goodman and Deborah Gilels, of LA Media Consultants, negotiated on behalf of the filmmaking team directly with David Sullivan, Sales & Acquisitions Manager of Gravitas Ventures.

 Where to follow the film and its journey:
Facebook:  The Center: Gibbons and Guardians
Instagram: @TheCenterDoc
Twitter: TheGibbonDoc

 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 Our Friend directed by  Gabriela Cowperthwaite, starring Casey Affleck, Dakota Johnson, and Jason Segel,Vanguard, directed by Stanley Tong and starring Jackie Chan, The Secret: Dare to Dream, directed by Andy Tennant and starring Katie Holmes; End of Sentence starring Logan Lerman and John Hawkes; Looks that KillTreadLoopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk, narrated by Bill Murray; and Colin Hanks’ All Things Must Pass.   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, comprised of an acclaimed network of international production companies and labels in seven territories; world-leading digital studio, 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.

About CS Productions, LLC
CS Productions, LLC is dedicated to producing high quality films.  CSP thrives on collaboration among talented and dedicated artists in the US and around the world. CSP takes immense pride in its ability to move aggressively from concepts to delivery.


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