Independent was founded by CEO Luc Roeg who has over twenty years experience in the film business. His team of highly motivated and experienced professionals with expertise in project development, production, structured finance, sales and marketing has also recently established a U.K. Distribution specializing in the acquisition and distribution of content across all media channels in the U.K. (theatrical, TV, DVD, digital, etc.).
They most recently produced John Banville’s Booker Prize winning novel, The Sea which is currently in post production starring Ciarán Hinds, Charlotte Rampling, Rufus Sewell and Sinéad Cusack. Previously, having produced the Tolstoy – based film Boxing Day which had its World Premiere at Venice last year. In 2011 they produced the critically acclaimed adaptation of Lionel Shriver’s novel We Need to Talk About Kevin, directed by Lynne Ramsay and starring Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly. The film had its world premiere in competition in Cannes and won the Best British Film Award at the London Critic’s Circle.
In addition to developing, producing and distributing its own content, Independent also acquires third party rights to manage through its sales and distribution divisions. Latest titles include Roman Coppola’s A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan, Sean Ellis’ Sundance Audience Award winner Metro Manila and Multi Award winner documentary AI WeiWei: Never Sorry. The company has an excellent network of buyers all over the world and attends all relevant markets throughout the year showcasing highly acclaimed films.
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