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Indian Paintbrush
Founded2006; 18 years ago (2006)
FounderSteven Rales

Indian Paintbrush Productions LLC is a film production company founded in 2006 by American businessman Steven Rales. It is based in Santa Monica, California, and specializes in the production and distribution of comedy-drama and romantic films. Indian Paintbrush has financed several releases by filmmaker Wes Anderson, including The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Isle of Dogs (2018), The French Dispatch (2021), Asteroid City (2023), and The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (2023).[1] Other notable releases by the company include Like Crazy (2011) and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015).[2]


List of films produced by Indian Paintbrush
Year Title
2007 The Darjeeling Limited
2008 Towelhead
2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox
2011 Like Crazy
2012 Jeff, Who Lives at Home
Moonrise Kingdom
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Not Fade Away
2013 Breathe In
Labor Day
2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel
2015 Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
2018 Isle of Dogs
2021 The French Dispatch
2023 Asteroid City
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar
Jacob the Baker
2024 My Old Ass
TBA Conclave[3]


  1. ^ Eisler, Kim (December 11, 2007). "What's a DC Billionaire Doing Aboard The Darjeeling Limited?". Retrieved April 2, 2023.
  2. ^ "Wes Anderson, Focus Features, And Indian Paintbrush Reunite On Asteroid City". Focus Features. Retrieved April 2, 2023.
  3. ^ Yossman, K.J. (November 10, 2023). "Edward Berger's 'Conclave,' Starring Ralph Fiennes and John Lithgow, Acquired by Focus Features For U.S." Variety. Retrieved November 10, 2023.