Today, We Got This Covered is happy to bring you an exclusive look at Gravitas’ upcoming comedic drama Among Ravens, which will be releasing on-demand and in theaters on July 18th. In the clip, characters Wendy (Amy Smart) and Emma (Victoria Smurfit) examine an elusive art gallery piece and discuss Emma’s reaction to her husband Saul (Russell Friedenberg) suddenly wanting to have children. The scene seems a good indicator of Among Ravens as a whole, spicing a very serious and sad topic with some much-appreciated humor.
Though Among Ravens has flown under the radar, it looks like quite an interesting and enjoyable watch, especially when you consider the film’s impressive cast. In addition to Smart, Smurfit and Friedenberg, young Believe actress Johnny Sequoyah, Joshua Leonard, Will McCormack, Christian Campbell and Natalie Imbruglia have roles. The official synopsis reads as follows:
An annual 4th of July weekend hosted by troubled couple Wendy (Smart) and Ellis (Leonard) is seen through the eyes of Joey (Sequoia), Wendy’s ten year old daughter. Ellis is a trust fund baby, who is devoted to Wendy and Joey, but oblivious to the fact that his wife feels disconnected from him; Wendy, a former college radical, feigns a happiness she has secretly lost.
Among the couple’s invited guests are: Saul, former husband of Wendy, a successful writer whom we come to discover has never written a thing in his life; Will, Saul’s alcoholic ghost writer who is suffering from writer’s block; Emma, Saul’s wife, who is having an affair with Will. And Hal, the rootless hippie life coach and Wendy’s best friend.
Into this combustible mix walks Chad, a nature photographer who forces the old friends into uncomfortable situations that reveal long buried secrets and cause the group to re-examine their relationships over the course of the weekend.
Be sure to look for Among Ravens when it releases on July 18th!