Award Winning Sci-Fi Indie “7 Splinters in Time” Acquired by Gravitas Ventures

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“This movie knows absolutely what it’s doing…writer/director Gabriel Judet-Weinshel has crafted a thriller with the DNA of several great artists before him…7 SPLINTERS IN TIME will unnerve you with a power of its own. It’s as if David Lynch and Terry Gilliam had a love child.”

–Derek McCaw, Fanboy Planet

“The look of this film is exceptional…an auspicious venture into the world of SF, and an impressive first feature. The strange cityscapes, with their buildings that look like exploded hypercubes, the lighting and set-ups, the dramatic shots are all impressive…”

–Mark Cole, Rivets on the Poster

“…vividly nightmarish…Greg Bennick is excellent as the hyperkinetic mystery figure Luka. Lynn Cohen is a howl as the salty curmudgeon Babs…plenty of eye candy and sometimes there’s the feeling of Fellini on Dexedrine.”

–Scott Strickland, The Movie Gourmet


—Robert Emmett, KFJC’s “Thoughtline”

Film distributor Gravitas Ventures ([])( today announced the acquisition of first-time feature director Gabriel Judet-Weinshel’s ingenious, engaging sci-fi feature 7 SPLINTERS IN TIME (a.k.a. OMPHALOS) for debut in the U.S. in theaters and on VOD platforms in July 2018. 7 SPLINTERS IN TIME is an intricately constructed, visually arresting, graphically exotic and groundbreaking detective story that mashes up Phillip K. Dick and Raymond Chandler. The acquisition follows the film’s world premiere at the prestigious Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, where 7 SPLINTERS picked up the NEW VISIONS AWARD ( The deal was negotiated by Zach Hamby of Gravitas Ventures with producers Isen Robbins of Intrinsic Value Films and Gill Holland of The Group Entertainment. Written and directed by Gabriel Judet-Weinshel, the film stars starring Edoardo Ballerini, Greg Bennick, Austin Pendleton and Emmanuelle Chriqui.

7-splinters-in-time-2The film premiered March 3 at Cinequest. Guests included award-winning 7 SPLINTERS IN TIME director, producer, writer, co-editor, composer Gabriel Judet-Weinshel (THE HEART IS A HIDDEN CAMERA); producers Isen Robbins and Aimee Schoof (BLUE CAPRICE, MIGHTY GROUND); producer Gill Holland(BEAUTY MARK); and stars Edoardo Ballerini (The Sopranos) and Greg Bennick(Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality). Also attending were producer, cinematographer George Nicholas (ANTIGONE); producer Trevor Crafts (Street Gang); producer, line producer Ty Walker; associate producer, unit production manager Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn; sound designer Mike Flannery; and VFX Supervisor Aidan Fraser (STAR WARS). The film also stars Emmanuelle Chiriqui(Entourage), Austin Pendleton (A BEAUTIFUL MIND); Al Sapienza (House of Cards); Lynn Cohen (THE HUNGER GAMES) and features a cameo by Akiva Schaffer (POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING).

Gravitas’ Laura Florence, VP of Sales & Marketing said, “Gabriel and his team have crafted an innovative, insightful and beautiful film. We’re looking forward to bringing the film to the widest possible audience across multiple platforms.”
Judet-Weinshel adds, “’7 SPLINTERS IN TIME represents the culmination of a labor of love by a small and determined group of passionate filmmakers and actors. We set out to make a film far more ambitious in scope than your average independent feature. We’re thrilled that Gravitas Ventures fell in love with our unusual movie, and ecstatic to be sharing it with the world on a large stage.”

Peter Koros at Cinequest wrote, “Darius Lefaux (Edoardo Ballerini), is an introverted detective who spends most of his free time looking over a sullen old neighbor Babs (Lynn Cohen, THE HUNGER GAMES) living next door. When a new murder case turns up, he visits the morgue but discovers something quite peculiar this time around – the dead body is identical to his own. As his day-to-day life begins to blur into a series of erratic and haunting memories, an outlandish childhood friend John Luka (Bennick) reaches out and connects. The duo embarks upon a quest to unveil the truth about a traumatic incident that sits at the core of Darius’ recent disturbances. 7 SPLINTERS IN TIME succeeds in providing an unparalleled take on the ‘sci-fi-thriller’ as it packs in plenty of suspenseful twists, an intriguing romantic narrative, and consistently ravishing visuals while channeling through intricate themes of youth, love, and identity. “

The producers released the film soundtrack on sonaBLAST! February 15

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