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Head of International
Head of International Marketing & Publicity
Head of Business & Legal Affairs
Director of Acquisitions
Founder & Principal
International Film Trust (IFT) is an international sales and distribution company operated by producers for producers. With over 20 years of experience in producing, finance, international sales and distribution, IFT has the knowledge and relationships to cultivate strategic partnerships with A-list producers and filmmakers. Transparent by their design in their business practices IFT is a company that understands and honors the four pillars that sustain the global film marketplace: Creativity, Finance, Sales and Distribution.
IFT's slate includes alternative romance ENTANGLEMENT starring Thomas Middleditch (HBO's SILICON VALLEY), Jess Weixler (THE GOOD WIFE) and Diana Bang (BATES MOTEL); family rom-com I HATE KIDS, starring Tom Everett Scott (THAT THING YOU DO, LA LA LAND), Tituss Burgess (UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT), newcomer Julian Feder and Rachel Boston (500 DAYS OF SUMMER); AND THEN I GO, directed by Vincent Grashaw, based on the best-selling novel "Project X" by Jim Sheridan, starring Justin Long, Melanie Lynskey, Arman Darbo and Sawyer Barth, which premiered at the LA Film Festival 2017 and released by The Orchard in the US in April 2018. WHEELER, directed by Ryan Ross, starring Stephen Dorff and Kris Kristofferson, released by Eone/Momentum in February 2017. UNLESS, directed by Alan Gilsenan, and starring Catherine Keener, Matt Craven, and Hannah Gross, which premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. HEADLOCK, a spy-fy thriller starring Dianna Agron ('Glee'), Mark Polish, Justin Bartha (the HANGOVER trilogy) and Andy Garcia (OCEAN'S THIRTEEN). PARTY CRASHER, a frat house horror directed by Brant Sersen (SANATORIUM), produced by Michael Benaroya (MARGIN CALL, LAWLESS) and Sarah Victor Yaffe of Unique Features, the company behind NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, to be released theatrically by Vertical Entertainment in Fall 2018. SALT AND FIRE, directed by legendary filmmaker and Academy Award® nominee Werner Herzog (CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS, INTO THE INFERNO), starring two-time Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon (NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, MIDNIGHT SPECIAL), Veronica Ferres (DAS LEBEN IS ZU LANG, KLIMT) and Golden Globe® winner Gael García Bernal (AMORES PERROS, MOZART IN THE JUNGLE), which premiered in Special Presentation at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, was released theatrically by XLrator Media in Spring 2017.
CELL, based on the Stephen King bestseller, directed by Tod Williams (PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2), starring John Cusack (LOVE & MERCY) and Samuel L. Jackson (THE HATEFUL EIGHT), released theatrically in the U.S. by Saban Films and Lionsgate in July 2016. CYMBELINE, a modern day Shakespeare adaptation starring Academy Award® nominee Ethan Hawke (BOYHOOD), Academy Award® nominee Ed Harris (THE HOURS), Milla Jovovich (RESIDENT EVIL) and Dakota Johnson (FIFTY SHADES OF GREY), directed by Michael Almereyda (HAMLET), produced by Academy Award® winner Anthony Katagas (12 YEARS A SLAVE) alongside Michael Benaroya (MARGIN CALL), which premiered at the 2014 Venice Film Festival and was released theatrically in the U.S. by Grindstone and Lionsgate in March 2015. SOME VELVET MORNING, written and directed by Neil LaBute (THE WICKER MAN), starring Alice Eve (STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS) and Stanley Tucci (THE HUNGER GAMES series), which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and was released theatrically by Tribeca Films in the U.S. in December 2013 and internationally by Sony in 2014.