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Since 1999 guerilla films decided to concentrate on solely distributing British & Irish films within the UK & Ireland. We are the only UK distribution company who has this commitment to British films.
Prior to this date guerilla films had distributed over 40 feature films from European producers. These included classic films from Eric Rohmer, Barbet Schroeder, Claude Chabrol, Jacques Rivette etc. We have since relinquished these rights.
With many of our current films we either have all rights - cinema, DVD rental & sell-through, television, cable and satellite, or else we have specific rights.
We used to specialise in films that others term difficult, something that we are keen to continue but in the last few years we have worked with filmmakers at the production and post production stages and now have some very commercial films.
Our films have screened in all the leading UK chains – UGC, Cineworld, Odeon, UCI and VUE as well as numerous independents cinemas.
Our DVD’s are, or have been, available in all the high street outlets including BLOCKBUSTER, VIRGIN, HMV as well as online. We were the first UK distribution company to start selling completed film via the Internet. This started in January 1995.
We have licensed our films to the BBC, Sky, Channel 4, Fox FX, Carlton Cinema but sadly never ITV.
We are constantly looking to take on more British films and help reduce the backlog of films that are trying to find any kind of UK release.
As a company that originally started in production (founder David Nicholas Wilkinson has been producing films since 1980); we know only too well the time, effort and money that goes into each film during the ever lengthening development period plus the long hard hours and endless problems that makeup every production shoot.
Therefore to have some of these films not showing in the medium they were intend - the cinema - is heart breaking for all concerned.
As the only UK distribution company run by an award winning actor and multi award winning producer our only secret is that we take on a few films each year and treat them as if they are our own. We therefore have to do everything we can to make these films succeed in order to continue what we are doing.
We are happy to consider any completed film looking for UK distribution especially British or Irish ones. We may take on film produced in a country outside our remit but it will have be exceptional.
We have raised production and finishing funds, from private investors, for low budget British pictures in the past and this is something we intending doing more of in the future.
The films we currently look after are from a number of filmmakers (in alphabetical order):
Callis/ Nick Cohen
DIRECTOR: Richard Janes
DIRECTOR: Genevieve Jolliffe
DIRECTOR: Caleb Lindsay
DIRECTOR: Tony McNamara
DIRECTOR: Tony Maylam
DIRECTOR: Julian Nott
DIRECTOR: Lee Pavey
DIRECTOR: Alberto Sciamma
DIRECTOR: Merlin Ward