Bold Films

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Bold Films
IndustryFilm production
Television production
FounderMichel Litvak
Key people
  • Gary Michael Walters (CEO)
  • Rob Mitchell (CFO)
  • Jon Oakes (SVP, Creative)
ProductsMotion Pictures
Number of employees

Bold Films is an American independent film production and finance company.[1] Bold was founded in 2004 with the mission of producing talent-driven, studio-quality films, which have worldwide commercial appeal. Bold's first three films were Slingshot, Come Early Morning and Mini's First Time. In 2006 the company had its first hit, producing and financing the Golden Globe-nominated period piece Bobby, written and directed by Emilio Estevez. In 2009 Bold produced and released Joe Dante's 3D thriller The Hole, which Roger Ebert called the best use of 3D ever.[2] In 2010 Bold had its first major studio film Legion, which was co-financed and released by Screen Gems, a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment. In 2011 Bold co-produced and co-financed with OddLot Entertainment the critically acclaimed Drive starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan, for which director Nicolas Winding Refn won the Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival while also receiving accolades from the BAFTA Awards, The Golden Globes and Academy Awards. In 2014 the company garnered worldwide recognition for producing and financing the critically acclaimed films Nightcrawler starring Jake Gyllenhaal, and Whiplash with Blumhouse Productions, which received five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. Other awards nominations for the film include the Spirit Awards, PGA Awards, SAG Awards, and WGA Awards.

The company also produces content for television, including the short-lived ABC series Black Box, and the Syfy series Dominion.

In February 2015, Bold Films opened offices in London, England.[3]


Year Film Director
2005 Slingshot Jay Alaimo
2006 Come Early Morning Joey Lauren Adams
Mini's First Time Nick Guthe
Bobby Emilio Estevez
2008 Starship Troopers 3: Marauder Ed Neumeier
Middle of Nowhere John Stockwell
2009 The Hole Joe Dante
2010 Legion Scott Stewart
2011 Drive Nicolas Winding Refn
2013 Heatstroke Evelyn Purcell
Evidence Olatunde Osunsanmi
Only God Forgives Nicolas Winding Refn
2014 Whiplash Damien Chazelle
Nightcrawler Dan Gilroy
2015 Lost River Ryan Gosling
No Escape John Erick Dowdle
2016 Shot Caller Ric Roman Waugh
The Neon Demon Nicolas Winding Refn
2017 Stronger David Gordon Green
2018 Colette Wash Westmoreland
Vox Lux Brady Corbet


  1. ^ staff. "Bold Films Production Company". Backstage. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  2. ^ Thompson, Luke. "Joe Dante Tells "The Hole" Truth". Retrieved 27 September 2012.
  3. ^ McGregor, Kirsty (15 February 2015). "Bold Film productions launches new office space". De Vono. Retrieved 27 April 2015.

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