Smart, Agile, Imaginative
Founded in 2004 by Keith Kjarval and Kurt Rauer, Unified Pictures has rapidly become a dynamic force in the motion picture industry. Known for its amazing casts, moving stories, and beautiful photography, Unified specializes in multiple filmmaking areas, from development to release. In the last two years, Unified has produced six films. "A Single Shot" (directed by David M. Rosenthal) premiered at the Berlin Film Festival as well as the Tribeca Film Festival: the thriller stars Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy and Jeffrey Wright. Unified also produced the dark comedy "Trust Me" (directed by and starring Clark Gregg, alongside Amanda Peet, Molly Shannon, Allison Janney, and Sam Rockwell). Unified’s latest completed production “Rudderless” features renowned actor William H. Macy’s directorial debut and stars Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Selena Gomez, Felicity Huffman, and Laurence Fishburne. Premiering to acclaim at the 2014 Sundance film festival in January, “Rudderless” will be theatrically distributed on October 17 by Paramount & Samuel Goldwyn Company.
Unified also just wrapped principal photography in Vancouver on its latest effort, the dark comedy “The Driftless Area” (directed by Zachary Sluser and starring Zooey Deschanel, Anton Yelchin, John Hawkes, Aubrey Plaza, Frank Langella, and Ciaran Hinds). Due to start shooting later this year in New Orleans will be writer-director Gary M. Schultz's crime drama “Vincent N Roxxy," starring Emile Hirsch, Zoë Kravitz, and Zoey Deutch. Over in Unified’s Animation Division, development is well underway on “its animated feature film inspired by the story of Noah’s Ark. Telling the beloved epic tale of Noah’s Ark from the point of view of the animals, this wondrous journey will be directed by Academy Award nominee John Stevenson (“Kung Fu Panda,” “Shrek”), written by Philip LaZebnik ("The Prince of Egypt," "Mulan" and "Pocahontas"), and feature an illustrious crew of talented animators. Dedicated to the development, financing, production, post-production, and distribution of top-tier filmed entertainment, Unified has established an industry presence with its impressive slate of films in a variety of genres. With an exciting next wave of cutting-edge films and television series currently in development, Unified Pictures is very much looking to the future.