Film distributor Gravitas Ventures acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Sean Spencer’s urban thriller “Panic,” Variety has learned exclusively.
The film, shot in three weeks in East London against the backdrop of the exploitation of migrant labor, will be available on VOD on Aug. 29.
David Gyasi stars as a music journalist who’s been scarred from a vicious attack. Alone and cut off from the world, he obsesses over his beautiful Chinese neighbor and descends into the Triad underworld to search for her after she’s kidnapped.
“Panic” was nominated for best feature at Raindance in London and will also be playing in competition at the British Urban Film Festival in London in September along with the International Black Film Festival in Nashville in October.