Arrow Films to handle sales and distribution for Second Run
Second Run has today announced that Arrow Films will be handling their sales and distribution from 1st February 2016 in Arrow’s first deal of this type.
It was always Second Run’s intention to be part of a cinephile community who care for, seek, discuss, present and watch such films – and now more than 10 years later Second Run have found themselves at the forefront of presenting rare and hard-to-see films from around the world to a dedicated and ever-appreciative UK and international audience.
Arrow Films are renowned for their incredible releases, from TV series to cult and classic cinema, combining state-of-the-art restorations with bespoke, striking and unique packaging.
Arrow are a global market leader in the premium home entertainment.
Alex Agran, MD, Arrow Films comments:
“This is a great opportunity for Arrow to be able to represent one of the finest and considered labels in the UK. I have been a long-time admirer of Second Run for its curated approach to distribution, its distinct brand and for its many accolades and awards it collects each year. We are excited to be able to represent Second Run’s rich catalogue at this special point in time for the company”
Mehelli Modi, Second Run Founder, comments:
“As we enter our second decade as an independent label, Second Run is really fortunate to begin working with Arrow Films to represent our sales and distribution. As well as being an exemplary sales company, in the past few years Arrow have become one of the very top labels for the discerning cinephile – showing clear focus, an excellent choice of films and presenting their work in the best possible editions.
Arrow’s whole-hearted understanding of a curated label such as Second Run clearly shows me that we will be in good hands – they have even released films from Second Run’s own wish-list! I really believe that this alliance with Arrow will provide us with a wider reach for our films and more opportunities for the filmmakers we work with – which is exactly what Second Run exists to try and do.
As a totally independent label, it has also given us the confidence to make our first foray into Blu-ray, with the release in March 2016 of Pedro Costa’s award-winning and extraordinary film Horse Money.
All this makes the next ten years of Second Run even more exciting to contemplate.”
To launch this new arrangement, Second Run will be releasing Something Different / A Bagful of Fleas: Two films by Věra Chytilová on 29th February; and on 14th March 2016 Second Run will release their first Blu-ray title, Horse Money.
Forthcoming releases from Second Run include the early works of Joshua Oppenheimer (director of Oscar-nominated The Act of Killing and The Look of Silence), Apichatpong Weerasehakul’s stunning debut feature Mysterious Object at Noon and Ján Kadár & Elmar Klos’ Oscar-winning Czech film The Shop on the High Street.