VARIETY: Gravitas Ventures Acquires The Ring Thing


Gravitas Ventures has picked up the worldwide rights to filmmaking husbands William C. Sullivan and Derek Dodge’s meditation on LGBTQ+ marriage, “The Ring Thing,” Variety has learned exclusively.

After playing Inside Out Toronto, Outfest, and Provincetown International Film Festival, the film is now on a festival tour with showings at Newfest in New York City later this month.

Sullivan is the writer-director and Dodge is the writer-cinematographer on the film, which explores what it means to be in a partnership and how those connections change (or not) when marriage is added to the mix.

Actors Sarah Wharton and Nicole Pursell, who starred as a couple in “That’s Not Us,” team up again in the lead roles. Wharton also produced the film with Jess Weiss.

Sarah Wharton