December 02, 2014




 “BACKSTREET BOYS: SHOW ‘EM WHAT YOU’RE MADE OF” To Open in Theaters and Video-On-Demand January 30, 2015

Los Angeles, CA (December 2, 2014) – Gravitas Ventures announced today that they have acquired the North American  theatrical, VOD, and DVD rights to BACKSTREET BOYS: SHOW ‘EM WHAT YOU’RE MADE OF, an emotionally open and honest documentation of the biggest selling boy band of all time. The film was directed by Stephen Kijak (STONES IN EXILE, SCOTT WALKER: 30 CENTURY MAN) and stars original group members Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson, all of whom were producers on the film along with Mia Bays. Gravitas has scheduled a Theatrical and Video-On-Demand release for January 30th

BACKSTREET BOYS: SHOW ‘EM WHAT YOU’RE MADE OF is a surprising and rewarding journey filmed over 2 years that delves into the extremes of fame, fortune, betrayal and renewal. The documentary follows the members as they share their lives with us and relive their journey together, revealing new and old tensions that need confronting and resolving.

The multiple award winning and Grammy-nominated group has sold 130 million records worldwide and is recognized as the best-selling boy band in history. Not only have their first 9 albums all debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard Top 100 but they have gone gold and platinum in 46 countries. The Backstreet Boys are the only group in Canadian history to have 3 consecutive diamond albums commemorating sales of over 10 million records and they hold 2 diamond awards in the US. The group also made history when their anticipated 11-week, 39-city 1999-2000 North American MILLENNIUM arena tour sold out within the first hour. The Backstreet Boys continue to be an essential figure in pop culture receiving a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013.

“From 1992 to 2002 we were the biggest band in the world. No one thought it was going to be as big as it was,” says Brian Littrell who goes on to say “Then it just stopped. And what do you do when you're a full grown man in a boy band?”

“Gravitas Ventures is very excited to be part of BACKSTREET BOYS: SHOW ‘EM WHAT YOU’RE MADE OF” commented Julie Candelaria, Vice President of Marketing, Gravitas Ventures.  “The Backstreet Boys are not only pop icons, but legends in the music space. We are thrilled to share this highly anticipated story of their incredible journey.” 

BACKSTREET BOYS: SHOW ‘EM WHAT YOU’RE MADE OF was produced by group members Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson and Mia Bays and executive produced by Sam Sniderman, Jeff Kwatinetz and Jennifer Sousa. Gravitas Ventures acquired the rights to the Pulse Films, K-Bahn LLC and Missing in Action Films production.

The deal was made on behalf of Gravitas Ventures by Gravitas Founder and CEO Nolan Gallagher, WME Global, and Sam Sniderman and Paul Grindey for Pulse. The international theatrical release of the film will be handled by London-based distributor More2Screen and will roll-out worldwide from February 26, 2015.

The documentary will then have its world television premiere as part of the Emmy Award-winning “VH1 Rock Docs” franchise slated to debut on VH1 Spring of 2015.


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About Gravitas Ventures

Gravitas Ventures is a leading distributor of independent cinema. Founded in 2006 with a focus on Video-On-Demand, Gravitas connects independent filmmakers, producers and distribution companies with leading distribution partners across the globe. Working with more than 500 content partners, Gravitas Ventures has distributed thousands of films across all platforms. Some of their recent releases include Sundance smash PING PONG SUMMER with Susan Sarandon, THE LONGEST WEEK starring Jason Bateman and Olivia Wilde, and FELONY, starring Joel Edgerton and Tom Wilkinson.  Upcoming titles: MANNY, 2015 Spirit Award nominee APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR, and Spike Lee’s DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS.  For more information, please check out and @GravitasVOD.


About Pulse Films

Founded in 2005, Pulse Films is a uniquely integrated production company that has produced multiple award winning feature films, commercials, music videos, branded content and television formats.

Their distinguished film slate includes the seminal LCD Soundsystem documentary SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS, the record breaking Paramount Pictures released Katy Perry film PART OF ME, the Grammy & Grierson nominated Blur documentary NO DISTANCE LEFT TO RUN and the 2012 Sundance best Cinematography award winner WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL? starring Gael Garcia Bernal.


Pulse’s most recent theatrical releases include the double Sundance award winning 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH featuring Nick Cave, and THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS starring Edwyn Collins, which received its world premiere at SXSW.


Pulse Films has offices in London, New York, Los Angeles and Paris.


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