First Generation Films launched with the acclaimed movie AMREEKA which premiered in Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Festival in 2009. The film won the FIPRESCI prize at the Director’s Fortnight at Cannes and was named one of the Top 10 Independent Films of 2009 by the National Board of Review. AMREEKA was nominated for several awards including Best Film at the Independent Spirit Awards, The Gotham Awards and the NAACP Awards.
FGF produced THE WHISTLEBLOWER starring Rachel Weisz and Vanessa Redgrave which won the Audience Award at the Palm Springs Film Festival. Roger Ebert named it as one of the top 20 films of 2011. The film premiered as a Special Presentation at TIFF where it was acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films.
Two recent co-productions include LIFE directed by Anton Corbijn and starring Robert Pattison and Dane DeHaan. Produced alongside See-Saw Films, the film premiered as a Gala Presentation at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival.
REGRESSION, a co-production with Spanish producer Mod Producciones, stars Ethan Hawke and Emma Watson. Written and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Alejandro Amenabar, the film will release this fall.
Aligned with some of the most exciting storytellers working around the world, FGF is widening its focus to content creation across platforms.