Evolutionary Films has established itself as a leading British film and television production company, international sales agent and UK domestic distributor.
Based at the historic 3 Mills Studios in London, the company has achieved significant film industry accolades in being awarded ‘Best Distribution Company’ at the 2019 National Film Awards (an award for which it is nominated again in 2020) and nominated for two awards at the prestigious and business focused 2019 Screen Awards, ‘Distributor of the Year’ and ‘International Sales Deal for a UK Film’.
As well as handling international sales for the projects it produces, Evolutionary Films represents a strong catalogue of completed titles under licence from other producers, and attends all the major markets around the world including the EFM in Berlin, HK FilmArt, the Marché du Film in Cannes, Toronto International Film Festival, MIPTV, MIPCOM and the AFM in Los Angeles, regularly exhibiting under the ‘UK Film’ banner as a full member of Film Export UK.
In the UK territory, Evolutionary Films releases feature film titles theatrically in cinemas nationwide, has a strong track record securing DVD placement in national retailers and regularly licenses content to major digital platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Sky, Google, Microsoft, Virgin and Netflix.
To support its releases, Evolutionary Films has brokered a unique marketing partnership with Feref, the leading film advertising and brand agency in the UK, which has 27 year client relationships with Disney, along with the other majors, such as Warner, Universal and Paramount, and has created campaigns for some of the world’s biggest entertainment brands and for movies such as STAR WARS, DEADPOOL, JAMES BOND, FROZEN and MARVEL’S AVENGERS.
Feref works exclusively with Evolutionary Films and its sister company Evolutionary Film Distribution on mutually selected titles that are felt to have the potential to reach wider audiences. This means that Evolutionary Films can offer its independent titles the significant advantage of the same market intelligence, social media reach and access to press media channels as the major Hollywood films Feref handles.
Content creation remains a key feature of Evolutionary Films’ business and the company will continue to create its own film, television and online content to sell and distribute alongside content it licences. Evolutionary Films has produced the short proof of concept LENI, LENI (about the controversial film director Leni Riefenstahl), the action horror feature AUX starring John Rhys-Davies (THE LORD OF THE RINGS, INDIANA JONES) and is the home of the VENGEANCE franchise that stars former WWE Superstar Stu Bennett and has featured action legend Gary Daniels (THE EXPENDABLES, FIST OF THE NORTH STAR), Keith Allen (THE OTHERS, 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE) and Vinnie Jones (LOCK, STOCK & TWO SMOKING BARRELS, X-MEN). I AM VENGEANCE and I AM VENGEANCE: RETALIATION have sold globally and are released in North America by Saban Films and Lionsgate.
Working with its sister companies Evolutionary Film Productions and Evolutionary Film Animation, the company continues to expand its production activities across a number of exciting new IPs with increasingly more robust budgets and commercial attachments that are prime for international exploitation.