Julia Camara will soon have a stronghold in North America…
Gravitas Ventures has acquired the North American rights to the post-apocalyptic thriller Stronghold, directed by the Brazilian writer/filmmaker.
In addition to the United States and Canada, Gravitas wants to add Latin American territories in addition to Mexico, including the Caribbean and sub territories.
Stronghold is a dystopian tale of resilience in which a young survivalist and her mother live completely isolated in the woods. When a distressed stranger appears, their lives are disrupted and their future threatened.
Toplining Camara’s cast are Bianca A. Santos and Jaqueline Fleming as the familial pair in peril, and Oliver Rayón as the stranger who threatens the isolated duo.
The film premiered at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles.
Camara wrote the sci-fi feature Area Q (starring Isaiah Washington), the road movie Open Road (Andy Garcia, Juliette Lewis, Camilla Belle) and the multi-award winning sci-fi found footage feature Occupants (with Robert Picardo).
When not behind the camera, she teaches screenwriting at UCLA Extension Writers Program and at Sundance Collab. Camara was a mentor for the Sundance Labs in 2022.