Vertigo Releasing Announces Release Of Ben Hozie’s PVT CHAT In Cinemas And On Digital Platforms From February 5 2021
AN EROTIC DRAMA WHERE LOVE AND LONELINESS PLAY OUT ONLINE AND IRL.
VERTIGO RELEASING PROUDLY PRESENTS PVT CHAT IN CINEMAS AND ON DIGITAL PLATFORMS FROM FEBRUARY 5 2021
WRITTEN, DIRECTED AND SHOT BY BEN HOZIE
PRODUCED BY OLIVER DAVID
FILM SCORE BY AUSTIN BROWN (PARQUET COURTS)
STARRING PETER VACK, JULIA FOX & BUDDY DURESS
Vertigo Releasing is proud to announce the acquisition of PVT CHAT from writer, director, and Bodega front-man Ben Hozie (Annunciation; The Lion’s Den). The film stars Peter Vack (Love Life; Mozart In The Jungle), Julia Fox (Uncut Gems) and Buddy Duress (Good Time; Heaven Knows What), and will be released digitally and in UK cinemas from 5th February 2021.
PVT CHAT is an erotic drama, where love and loneliness play out both online and in real life. Ed Caffrey, Head of Acquisitions and Business Development at Vertigo Releasing said, “Ben Hozie has created a truly unique and engrossing take on modern romance, which is powerfully acted by Julia Fox and Peter Vack. We’re looking forward to working with Ben, Oliver and their team to bring the film to UK and Irish audiences.”
PVT CHAT producer, Oliver David, said “We’re excited to partner with Vertigo Releasing to introduce Ben Hozie as a new voice in independent cinema, and to bring our sweet and kinky film to UK and Irish audiences.”
Synopsis: Jack (Peter Vack) is a lonely internet gambler living in New York City. He quickly becomes ﬁxated on Scarlet (Julia Fox) - a cam girl from San Francisco. As Jack learns more about Scarlet, he discovers her unrealized talent as a painter and begins to fall hard for her. His obsession reaches a boiling point when fantasy materializes in reality, and Jack sees Scarlet on a rainy street in NYC Chinatown. While Scarlet is clearly hiding her whole truth, milking Jack’s wallet in the process, she also seems to develop genuine feelings for him. Jack has to ﬁnd out - is their emotional connection real or is he just being taken for a ride?
RUNNING TIME: 1H 26M
PVT CHAT WILL BE RELEASED IN UK CINEMAS AND ON DIGITAL PLATFORMS FROM 5TH FEBRUARY 2021
About Vertigo Releasing
Vertigo Releasing is committed to discovering and championing the most important part of film: the talent. Our releases have grossed over $80 million at the UK box office. We have won multiple awards for our innovative campaigns for quality independent films such as The Assistant, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Child’s Play, Death Wish, Mrs Lowry & Son, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Springbreakers, Horrid Henry, Streetdance, Bronson, Top Cat the Movie, The Time of Their Lives and Monsters.