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

Indian Paintbrush Productions LLC is an American film production company founded by businessman Steven Rales in 2006. It is based in Santa Monica, California, and specializes in the production and distribution of comedy-drama and romantic films. Rales and Indian Paintbrush have financed and produced several releases by filmmaker Wes Anderson, such as The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Isle of Dogs (2018), and The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (2023).[1] Other notable credits include Like Crazy (2011) and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015).[2]


List of films produced by Indian Paintbrush
Year Title Ref.
2007 Towelhead
The Darjeeling Limited
2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox
2011 Like Crazy
Jeff, Who Lives at Home
2012 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 [3]
North Star
Jacob the Baker
2024 My Old Ass
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Three More
Conclave [4]
TBA The Phoenician Scheme [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. ^ a b Matt, Grobar. "Wes Anderson Shares Why He Was Absent From Oscars & What He Would've Said Following Win For Netflix Short 'The Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar'". Retrieved March 14, 2024.
  4. ^ Grobar, Matt (March 8, 2024). "Edward Berger's Papal Thriller 'Conclave' Starring Ralph Fiennes Sets U.S. Release Date With Focus". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 8, 2024.