The other team, a new UK distribution company founded by three Black & Brown creatives, has launched with the acquisition of its first film, “Peer Kids”.
The other teams were founded by distribution director Anit Nijjar, Adhuk Raja, executive of acquisitions and development and Amanpreet Dosanj, who is in charge of digital and partnerships.
All three are graduates of the Film Distributors Association and the Film Exhibition, Distribution and Sales Trainee Scheme of the Independent Cinema Office and have experience in their distribution, exhibition, festival, film sales and promotion. Nizar trained at Protagonist Pictures before moving to freelance in marketing and promotion for various distributors such as Duggarroff and Parkland Entertainment, and trained at Raja Vertigo Releasing before becoming a program consultant at the BFI London Film Festival.
Dosanj trained at Soda Pictures before moving on to the role of Compliance Officer in the British Board of Film Classification.
The company plans to focus on headlines with a policy to bring vitality to UK film and challenge the stability of the film industry. “We’ve met with the ICO and the FDA’s FEDS scheme and learned a lot about the industry,” said Dosanj, who is leading the company’s long-term goals to eventually just go out of distribution. Diversity.
“Since 2015, we’ve constantly noticed that opportunities have been missed and come to see how we can create a place for ourselves while helping to expand the audience,” Dosanj said. “We hope to use the ups and downs we’ve felt to create something new, open and considered without the need for buzz words like diversity and inclusion.”
With that in mind, other teams have already achieved their first feature, “Peer Kids”, directed by Elegance Bratton, which will be released theatrically on October 8. The documentary follows three young men of LGBTQ + color in New York City.
Nizar had direct talks with Chester Algernal Gordon, the producer of “Peer Kids”, to close the deal, with King’s support.
“We are absolutely delighted to be able to launch other teams with such an exciting release from the exceptionally talented Elegance Bratton,” Nizar said. “‘Peer Kids’ is an important and immersive debut that fully reflects our values and vision as a company and we are thrilled to bring the film to the UK audience.”