Gravitas Ventures has acquired U.S. distribution rights to an independent thriller from director Madeline Puzzo and Front Galley Productions LLC called Cardinal Matter. The film is about a young man who arrives in a small Wyoming town looking to connect with his cousin and then finds out he is wrapped up in criminal activity and has to outrun both the law and a hitman while trying to clear his own name. The film stars Zac Titus, Kelsey Crane, Matthew Stannah, Tim Parrish, and Olivia Jordan. Gravitas’ Senior Director of Acquisitions, Dan Fisher, negotiated the deal with Todd Slater from Blue Fox Entertainment at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. The film was produced by Mark Christian, Jordan DiRisio and Emily Westfield. Gravitas is planning an On Demand release for July 8, 2016.