Independent Film Distribution

Distribution Channels

Through our distribution channels we're able to reach the global entertainment market. We distribute films in nearly all formats and territories, however our key strengths remain North American DVD release, worldwide Video On Demand (VOD), and foreign sales. Below you'll find more detailed information about all the formats and platforms we deliver content through.

Key Areas

Home Video

Our subsidiaries Brain Damage Films and Midnight Releasing have released hundreds of DVDs into the North American market, from mom-and-pop video stores to the largest retail and rental chains.

Video on Demand
Worldwide VOD

We aggressively research and pursue partnerships with established and emerging Video On Demand platforms. Look for our titles anywhere you can stream, download, or rent movies.


We regularly present our films to free- and pay-TV networks for broadcast wherever there might be interest.


While the theatrical market is not suitable for most independent films, if a film has significant public interest we have the ability to organize a limited theatrical run in the US.

Foreign Sales

A large part of our business comes from licensing rights to distributors in other territories. To see our films localized and released in another country is something we strive for.

Our Domestic Release Process

1Licensing & Acquisition

Our acquisitions team scouts film festivals, the horror press, and other sources, as well as fielding a large amount of submissions to find and license the most marketable films.

2Delivery & Ingestion

Once the ink has dried filmmakers send in all their assets which are inspected to make sure they meet the technical quality standards of today's mostly digital marketplace.

3Scheduling & Packaging

In the packaging stage our team develops the overall image and marketing plan. Artwork is everything in this market, so we work with some of the best graphic design firms in the industry.

4Release & Marketing

We do our best to time all our marketing efforts to land around each film's release date. Our team has a keen sense of what drives sales best in each area from sell-through to rental to VOD.


September 3, 2014

We always look forward to their upcoming slate

We have been purchasing Midnight Releasing and Brain Damage titles dating back to 2010. Their ad-box artwork is always attention grabbing, and their sales team is very easy to work with. We are very happy with their titles' performance in our stores, and we always look forward to see their upcoming slate.

Matthew McCormick is Purchasing Agent for Family Video, the largest movie and game rental chain in the US with over 775 stores.

Family Video Store
Matthew McCormick
Purchasing Agent, Family Video

Arcani Pictures
Arcani Pictures, LLC
Blood Widow
June 2, 2014

Thank You

Having our movie out is a dream come true, and we couldn't have done it without you. The DVD and its accompanying art is really nice, and it's more than we could have hoped for. We'd like to thank you and your team for being so accommodating.

Arcani Pictures is a group of independent filmmakers and the creators of our June, 2014 release Blood Widow.

September 5, 2014

Awesome people to work with

Cool Contents, Superb Services, Awesome people to work with!

Nicole Quek is Manager, Programming & Acquisitions for NBCUniversal's Universal Networks International.

Nicole Quek
Universal Networks International

Photo Gallery

Acort International at the Hong Kong FILMART 2014
Blood Widow Redbox Rental
Bunnyman Massacre playing on Chiller
All American Zombie Drugs video store rental
From Beneath Japanese DVD release ad
Slaughter Daughter on Cable VOD
DVD Horror Multipacks
Fangoria Magazine advertising and editorial coverage
Actress Hayley Derryberry with copies of her film Rabid Love
Rise of the Animals Japanese DVD release
Horrors on Netflix
Blood Widow producers with copies of their film on DVD

Some of the outlets and platforms we place films with in North America:

  • Redbox
  • Family Video
  • Netflix
  • Walmart
  • Ingram
  • Anderson Merchandisers
  • Hastings
  • MovieStop
  • Half Price Books
  • Vubiquity
  • Comcast
  • Cox
  • Time Warner
  • BrightHouse
  • ATT U-Verse
  • Verizon
  • iTunes
  • Amazon Instant Video
  • Vudu
  • Google Play
  • Sony Entertainment Network
  • Xbox Video
  • Hulu