Founded in 2012, Vertical has become a leading global independent distributor releasing films across all mediums. Vertical's unique combination of full-service marketing and highly effective sales services provides collaborative solutions for filmmakers, as the company leverages creative and platform relationships to maximize revenue streams from all content providers.
Current and upcoming Vertical releases include Michael Jacob’s Maybe I Do starring Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, Richard Gere, William H. Macy, Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey, Darren Le Gallo’s Sam & Kate starring Dustin Hoffman and Sissy Spacek, Hans Canosa’s The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry based on Gabrielle Zevin’s New York Times bestselling novel, 2022 SXSW thriller Gone in the Night directed by Eli Horowitz and starring Winona Ryder and John Gallagher Jr.; 2022 Sundance pic Emily the Criminal by director John Patton Ford starring Aubrey Plaza and nominated for three 2022 Independent Spirit Awards including Outstanding Lead Performance; Krystin Ver Linden’s Alice which premiered at Sundance 2022 and stars Keke Palmer, Common, Gaius Charles and Jonny Lee Miller; John Michael McDonagh’s The Forgiven starring Ralph Fiennes, Jessica Chastain, and Matt Smith which premiered at Tribeca 2022; and Rodrigo García’s Four Good Days starring Glenn Close and Mila Kunis and featuring Diane Warren’s Academy Award® nominated original song “Somehow You Do.”
Vertical’s past successes include Reinaldo Marcus Green’s Joe Bell starring Mark Wahlberg, Reid Miller and Connie Britton; Channing Godfrey Peoples’ Miss Juneteenth, starring Nicole Beharie in her Best Actress Gotham Independent Film Award-winning performance and four Independent Spirit Award nominations including Best Female Lead and Best First Feature, and NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Independent Motion Picture; Eytan Rockaway’s Lansky starring Harvey Keitel and Sam Worthington; the Toronto Film Festival Midnight Madness breakout Shadow in the Cloud, directed by Roseanne Liang and starring Chloe Grace Moretz; Robin’s Wish, the revelatory account of iconic comedian Robin Williams' final days, directed by Tylor Norwood; Tate Taylor's Ava with John Malkovich, Geena Davis, Joan Chen, Colin Farrell and Jessica Chastain; and John Pollono’s directorial debut Small Engine Repair starring Jon Bernthal, Shea Whigham, Jordana Spiro and Ciara Bravo. Chris Kelly’s Other People, with Molly Shannon in her Independent Spirit Award-winning performance is also among Vertical’s slate; and Babak Anvari’s BAFTA and British Independent Film Award-winning thriller Under the Shadow.
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