Founded in NYC in 2004, Matson Films is a film distributor with offices in downtown Los Angeles. The company services theatrical distribution of 20+ films per year for a wide array of industry partners. Films distributed through these partnerships have ranged from major festival winners RICH HILL, DIOR AND I, THE OVERNIGHT, LOUDER THAN BOMBS, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE and CARTEL LAND, to activist documentaries including THE MESSENGER, BIKES VS CARS and OF MEN AND WAR, to cult classics like Alex Cox’s STRAIGHT TO HELL RETURNS. Current theatrical clients include The Orchard, Participant Media and Kino Lorber Films.
Under its own banner, the company’s acquisitions focus is on films from emerging American and International directors and the distribution strategy works to provide the excitement and community of traditional theatrical movie-going with the all-access opportunity of the exploding digital landscape. The company has released IT’S ALL GONE PETE TONG, THE WORLD’S BEST PROM, SNOW BLIND, TOWNCRAFT, SINNER, GHOST BIRD, HOUSE OF BOYS, DIRTY OLD TOWN, MUSIC FROM THE BIG HOUSE, PURGATORIO, and GURUKULAM.