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Distributor Profile: Elephant Eye Films

By Indiewire | Indiewire October 28, 2010 at 12:22PM

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Company History

Elephant Eye Films is a full-service New York based film company that produces, sells and theatrically distributes high quality feature films. Founded in 2007 by partners Kim Jose and David Robinson, Elephant Eye is a filmmaker driven company with an eye for great projects with major crossover potential.

During its short lifespan, Elephant Eye has assembled a prestigious slate of projects from some of the world’s most distinctive filmmakers including Lee Daniels, John McNaughton, Spike Lee and Sebastian Silva. Elephant Eye’s slate includes two of the biggest breakout hits last year: the Academy Award winning box office sensation "Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire" and Golden Globe nominated art house hit "The Maid."

Elephant Eye’s current production, distribution and international sales slate includes Victoria Mahoney’s highly anticipated "Yelling to the Sky" starring Zoe Kravitz and Academy Award nominee Gabourey Sidibe (Precious), John McNaughton’s thriller "The Harvest," Kim Chapiron’s award-winning "Dog Pound" and Sebastian Silva's next two features, "Old Cats" and "Second Child."

Company Focus

Elephant Eye is focused on supporting writer/directors who have projects that deserve be seen and heard all over the world but don’t fit into the box that films are supposed to come in these days.

Types of films in distributor's slate:
American indie, foreign language.

Advice for filmmakers:
Go with a distributor that is passionate about your project and not one that will put your film through the assembly line that has become acceptable.

Quick Stats

Who handles acquisitions:
Cecile Ragot.

Number of films they release theatrically each year:
3 to 5.

Distribution platforms other than theatrical:
We work with various partners depending on who has the best game plan for our films.

Number of films released exclusively via VOD/DVD or “alternative” means of release:
Always theatrical.

Number of films acquired at festivals:
80%.

Festivals where distributor has acquired films in the last two years:
Cannes, Berlin, Tribeca and Sundance.

For more information, visit the distributor's site.

This article is related to: Distribution, The Maid (La nana)






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