Thunderbird Releasing

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Thunderbird Releasing
Industry Film distributor
Founded London, UK (2002)
Headquarters Shoreditch, London, UK
Key people
Edward Fletcher, Managing Director;
Eve Gabereau Managing Director
Products Thunderbird Releasing
Owner Thunderbird Entertainment
Website [1]

Thunderbird Releasing is a London-based all-rights film distribution company, with a division in Canada, specialising in arthouse, independent and world cinema. Established as Soda Pictures in 2002 by Eve Gabereau and Edward Fletcher, the company releases 25+ films a year and has a library of over 300 titles.

They have released such groundbreaking films as Fatih Akin’s Head-On, Tran Ahn Hung’s Norwegian Wood, Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive, Kelly Reichardt’s Old Joy, Meek’s Cutoff and Night Moves, Christian Petzold’s Barbara and Phoenix both starring Nina Hoss, from Saudi Arabia Wadjda, Brazilian award-winner The Second Mother, Icelandic breakout hit Rams, French thriller Disorder starring Matthias Schoenaerts and Diane Kruger and the Oscar-nominated documentary Finding Vivian Maier, as well as on the Canadian side Lone Scherfig’s The Riot Club, Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise and the Western Slow West starring Michael Fassbender. Upcoming they have the critically acclaimed Cannes competitors Paterson and Toni Erdmann, Emily Dickinson biopic A Quiet Passion starring Cynthia Nixon and directed by Terence Davies, and the documentary David Lynch: The Art Life.

Thunderbird Releasing is part of the Thunderbird Films Group, a film and television production company based in Vancouver with additional offices in Toronto and Los Angeles and who are behind the Netflix Original series Beat Bugs and Executive Producers of the upcoming Blade Runner 2049 starring Ryan Gosling.



Title Directors Cast Theatrical Release Date
David Lynch: The Art Life (2016) John Nguyen David Lynch June 9
My Life As A Courgette (2016) Claude Barras May 5
The Transfiguration (2016) Michael O'Shea April 21
A Quiet Passion (2016) Terence Davies Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Keith Carradine April 7
The Age of Shadows (2016) Kim Jee-woon Song Kang-ho, Gong Yoo, Han Ji-min, Shin Sung-rok, Shingo Tsurumi March 24
Sweet Dreams (2016) Marco Bellocchio Bérénice Bejo, Valerio Mastandrea February 24
Toni Erdmann (2016) Maren Ade Peter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller, Lucy Russell February 3


Title Directors Cast Theatrical Release Date
Paterson Jim Jarmusch Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani November 25
Phantom Boy (2015) Jean-Loup Felliciolli, Alain Gagnol October 21
Southside With You Richard Tanne Parker Sawyers, Tika Sumpter September 30
The Lovers and the Despot Ross Adam, Robert Cannan September 23
The 9th Life of Louis Drax Alexander Aja Jamie Dornan, Sarah Gadon, Aaron Paul September 2
The Childhood of A Leader (2015) Brady Corbet Bérénice Bejo, Liam Cunningham, Stacy Martin, Yolande Moreau, Robert Pattinson, Tom Sweet August 19
Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (2015) Stig Björkman Ingrid Bergman August 12
Up For Love Laurent Tirard Jean Dujardin, Virginie Efira August 5
Remainder (2015) Omer Fast Tom Sturridge, Cush Jumbo, Ed Speleers, Arsher Ali June 24
Long Way North (2015) Rémi Chayé June 17
Louder Than Bombs (2015) Joachim Trier Isabelle Huppert, Gabriel Byrne, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Ryan, David Strathairn, Devin Druid April 22
Disorder (2015) Alice Winocour Matthias Schoenaerts, Diane Kruger March 25
The Here After (2015) Magnus von Horn Ulrik Munther March 11
Rams (2015) Grímur Hakonarson February 5
Innocence of Memories (2015) Grant Gee January 29
Breakdown Jonnie Malachi Craig Fairbrass January 15


Title Directors Cast Theatrical Release Date
The Forbidden Room Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson December 11
Tell Spring Not To Come This Year Saeed Taji Farouky, Michael McEvoy
Zarafa (2012) Jean-Christophe Lie, Remi Bezancon
By Our Selves Andrew Kötting Toby Jones
Just Jim Craig Roberts Craig Roberts, Emile Hirsch
The Second Mother Anna Muylaert Regina Casé September 4
National Gallery (2014) Frederic Wiseman 9 January
The Turning (2013) Ensemble Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto 6 February
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014) David Zellner Rinko Kikuchi 20 February
Difret (2014) Zeresenay Mehari Meron Getnet, Tizita Hagere 6 March
The Face of an Angel (2014) Michael Winterbottom Daniel Brühl, Kate Beckinsale, Cara Delevingne 27 March
Altman Ron Mann 3 April
Jauja (2014) Lisandro Alonso Viggo Mortensen 10 April
Phoenix (2014) Christian Petzold Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld 8 May
The Goob (2014) Guy Myhill Liam Walpole. Sienna Guillory, Sean Harris 29 May
Shooting for Socrates (2014) James Erskine 5 June
Natural Resistance (2014) Jonathan Nossiter 19 June
That Sugar Film (2014) Damon Gameau Damon Gameau, Stephen Fry, Hugh Jackman 26 June
Still the Water (2014) Naomi Kawase Nijirô Murakami, Jun Yoshinaga 3 July
The Reunion (2013) Anna Odell 10 July
The Wonders (2014) Alice Rohrwacher Alba Rohrwacher, Monica Bellucci, Sam Louwyck 17 July
Gemma Bovery (2014) Anne Fontaine Gemma Arterton, Fabrice Luchini, Jason Flemyng 21 August


Title Directors Cast Theatrical Release Date
Teenage (2013) Matt Wolf 24 January
Journal de France (2012) Raymond Depardon, Claudine Nougaret 31 January
The Patrol (2013) Tom Petch 7 February
Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) Jim Jarmusch Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yelchin, John Hurt 21 February
Half of a Yellow Sun (2013) Biyi Bandele Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, John Boyega 11 April
Looking for Light: Jane Bown Luke Dodd, Michael Whyte 25 April
Ilo Ilo (2013) Anthony Chen Yann Yann Yeo, Tian Wen Chen 2 May
American Interior Gruff Rhys Gruff Rhys 9 May
Pantani: The Accidental Death Of A Cyclist James Erskine 16 May
Omar (2013) Hany Abu-Assad Adam Bakri, Leem Lubany 30 May
For No Good Reason (2012) Charlie Paul Ralph Steadman, Johnny Depp 30 May
PULP: A Film about Life, Death & Supermarkets Florian Habicht PULP 6 June
Camille Claudel 1915 (2013) Bruno Dumont Juliette Binoche 20 June
Finding Vivian Maier (2013) John Maloof, Charlie Siskel 18 July
The Police Officer's Wife (2013) Philip Gröning Alexandra Finder, David Zimmerschied 22 August
Night Moves (2013) Kelly Reichardt Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Peter Sarsgaard 29 August
Watermark (2013) Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky 5 September
A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness (2013) Ben Rivers, Ben Russell 12 September
Down by Law (R/I) (1986) Jim Jarmusch Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni 12 September
Violette (2013) Martin Provost Emmanuelle Devos, Sandrine Kiberlain, Olivier Gourmet 3 October
My Name is Hmmm... (2013) Agnès b. Douglas Gordon 17 October
Sacro GRA (2013) Gianfranco Rosi 7 November
Electricity Bryn Higgins Agyness Deyn, Christian Cooke, Paul Anderson 5 December
Kon-Tiki (2012) Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Joachim Rønning 19 December

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