Heretic expanded the company’s activity into world sales in 2014 by bringing onboard Ioanna Stais as Head of Sales and Acquisitions.
Heretic supports and encourages films and filmmakers to reach broad global audiences by becoming a key partner along with the film team, utilizing strategies for festival play, sales, and alternative distribution models.
Putting filmmakers and audience first, Heretic focuses on emerging filmmakers with original narrative style, as well as acclaimed directors from around the world. Heretic’s sales team specializes in custom marketing, festival and sales strategies, by acting as creative partners and consultants.
In 2019, Heretic represented Peru’s submission to the Oscar®,RETABLO, nominated for the Outstanding Debut BAFTA Award, and Best International Film at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Our The company’s varied sales slate includes Ralitza Petrova’s Golden Leopard-winning debut, GODLESS; Keltek’s critical darling, METEORS; Isabella Eklöf’s Sundance competition title, HOLIDAY; Mahmut Fazil Coskun’s Venice Orizzonti Special Jury Prize-winning film, THE ANNOUNCEMENT; Ena Sendijarevic’s festival hit TAKE ME SOMEWHERE NICE; and Muayad Alayan’s IFF Hivos Tiger award-winning film, THE REPORTS ON SARAH AND SALEEM, among others.