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Film Distribution With a Difference


Ascendant Releasing is a bespoke UK film distribution company formed by filmmakers Bart Ruspoli & Freddie Hutton-Mills. At Ascendant, we work closely with our press partners, marketing experts, and exhibiting associates to strategise the best release plans for producers. Our focus is to give investors maximum revenues from each film which they start receiving from first dollar.





At Ascendant, we recognise that the secret to strong box office returns lies in speaking directly to the intended market. Through our association with top film marketing companies , from the minute your film is signed with us, we and our marketing team sit with you to strategise just how best way is to speak to your audience. Be it print, social media, TV, radio or a combination of all the above, we ensure that your film has best exposure before release.


Ascendant has associations with cinema houses across the UK, as well as all the major digital platforms to ensure that your film is available to audiences via all the usual channels.


Traditionally distributors will request that their marketing costs and minimum guarantees be recouped before producers and investors receive revenues. At Ascendant, we don't do that. From first dollar we receive we share that with the producer and their investors. Our aim is to give investors and producers confidence in the independent film market again, ensuring transparency and fairness at every turn.




UK Release: July 2018

Genre: Action / Comedy

Writer - Director: Marc Price

Cast: Jean-Paul Ly, Doug Allen 

A film crew led by stuntman Donnie come to witness a Gangland hit, and have to fight for their lives to survive the night.


UK Release: 3rd November 2017

Genre: Action / Drama 

Director: Niall Johnson

Writer: Emily Corcoran

Cast: Alice Eve, Jack Davenport, Graham McTavish 

The story of a woman who must find her kidnapped son, navigating a world she doesn't know, on the edge of danger with every heartbeat.


UK release: 20th October 2017

Genre: Comedy / Drama 

Director: Paul Ireland 

Writer: Damian Hill 

Cast: John Brumpton, Maeve Dermody, Damian Hill 

One day. One life. One chance. Pawno is a big-hearted, character-driven ensemble film that takes place in a dusty old pawnbroker's in the heart of Footscray, where world-weary owner Les Underwood watches as the lives of people who come through his doors collide, change and unravel. From blossoming romance to desperate last gambles, these twelve individuals' stories represent the best and the worst of one day in the life of Melbourne's most hopeful and giddily mixed-up suburb. 


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