Utopia
IndustryFilm industry
Founder
Headquarters
Los Angeles, California
,
U.S.
Area served
Worldwide
Divisions
  • Utopia Originals
  • Altavod
Websiteutopiadistribution.com

Utopia is an American film production, distribution and sales agency founded in 2018, by Robert Schwartzman and Cole Harper. The company is best known for releasing films Mickey and the Bear (2019), Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020), Shiva Baby (2021), Vortex (2021), We're All Going to the World's Fair (2022), and Sharp Stick (2022).

Production

In February 2019, it was announced Robert Schwartzman and Cole Harper had launched Utopia, a film production, distribution, and sales company.[1] The company's first releases were Fiddlin directed by Julie Simone,[2] American Dharma directed by Errol Morris, and Mickey and the Bear directed by Annabelle Attanasio, in November 2019.[3][4] The company also handled international sales on Sword of Trust directed by Lynn Shelton.[5]

In September 2020, the company launched Altavod providing distributors and filmmakers full control to distribute their film projects, with 91% of sales going directly to the filmmakers.[6] In November 2020, Utopia launched Utopia Originals which would additionally handle the sales of television projects.[7]

Filmography

2010s

Release Date Title Notes
August 27, 2019 Fiddlin
November 1, 2019 American Dharma
November 15, 2019 Mickey and the Bear

2020s

Release Date Title Notes
July 1, 2020 Suzy Q
July 10, 2020 Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
September 15, 2020 House of Cardin
September 21, 2020 Turning Point
December 4, 2020 Minor Premise
December 22, 2020 The Emoji Story
February 12, 2021 Crestone
March 16, 2021 Martha: A Picture Story
April 2, 2021 Shiva Baby
April 30, 2021 Golden Arm
April 30, 2021 Dope is Death
August 10, 2021 Materna
September 24, 2021 El Planeta
October 19, 2021 Red Heaven
November 9, 2021 The Dilemma of Desire
December 24, 2021 The Scary of Sixty-First
January 18, 2022 Saul at Night
March 8, 2022 Adventures in Success
March 18, 2022 Jane by Charlotte
April 22, 2022 We're All Going to the World's Fair
April 29, 2022 Vortex
July 29, 2022 Sharp Stick
October 28, 2022 Holy Spider
April 12, 2023 Sick of Myself
October 13, 2023 Divinity
October 20, 2023 Another Body co-distribution with WILLA
December 1, 2023 The Sweet East

Upcoming

Release Date Title Notes
February 9, 2024 Drift
February 23, 2024 Drugstore June
TBA Chestnut
TBA Hung Up On a Dream
TBA I Live Here Now
TBA Not An Artist
TBA Show Me the Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall

References

  1. ^ Ray-Ramos, Dino (February 28, 2019). "Robert Schwartzman Launches "Filmmaker First" Utopia Distribution Company In Time For SXSW". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 28, 2021.
  2. ^ L. Betts, Stephen (August 14, 2019). "New Documentary 'Fiddlin" to Focus on Virginia Musical Tradition". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 28, 2021.
  3. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (August 7, 2019). "Controversial Steve Bannon Doc Finally Scores Theatrical Release (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 28, 2021.
  4. ^ Hipes, Patrick (May 22, 2019). "Annabelle Attanasio's 'Mickey And The Bear' Acquired By Utopia For Fall Theatrical Release – Cannes". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 28, 2021.
  5. ^ Kay, Jeremy (May 13, 2019). "Cannes Acid selection 'Mickey And The Bear' on inaugural Utopia slate (exclusive)". Screen International. Retrieved April 28, 2021.
  6. ^ Day-Ramos, Dino (September 2, 2020). "Filmmaker Robert Schwartzman Launches Indie-Focused Distribution Platform Altavod". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 28, 2021.
  7. ^ Day-Ramos, Dino (November 11, 2020). "Utopia Originals Launches, Teams With Norman Reedus' bigbaldhead Productions And Shout! Studios For 'Sorority House Massacre' TV Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 28, 2021.