For immediate release

Toronto, Ontario – August 30, 2010 D Films – – D FILMS, Canada’s fastest growing motion picture distribution company, has acquired exclusive, long term distribution rights in all media to I’M STILL HERE, Casey Affleck’s controversial and eagerly anticipated profile about Joaquin’s Phoenix’s pursuit of a career as a hip-hop musician. The announcement was made today by D Films’ President of Acquisitions, Tony Cianciotta and by Senior Vice-President of Magnolia Pictures, Tom Quinn. 

I’M STILL HERE marks the directorial debut of Affleck. With remarkable access, the film is a striking portrayal of a tumultuous year in the life of the Academy Award® nominated actor as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and sets off to reinvent himself as a hip hop musician.  Sometimes funny, sometimes shocking and always riveting, the film is a portrait of an artist at a crossroads. Defying expectations, it deftly explores notions of courage and creative reinvention, as well as the ramifications of a life spent in the public eye.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Magnolia on the Canadian release of I’M STILL HERE,” said Cianciotta.  “They are an exciting voice in US distribution, and we could not be happier to be partnering with them on this provocative and entertaining film.”

I’M STILL HERE will open in major cities across Canada on September 24 following its North American premiere as a Special Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival. It will have its world premiere at the 67th  Venice Film Festival, screening out-ofcompetition.

The deal was negotiated by D Films President and CEO, Jim Sherry and by Magnolia Pictures International Sales Executive, Laird Adamson. 


Founded in May 2009 by President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Sherry, D FILMS is Canada’s fastest growing motion picture distribution company. The full service marketing and motion picture distribution boutique  acquires exclusive, long term rights to filmed entertainment across all media platforms, including theatrical, television, home entertainment and Internet.  In addition to holding an exclusive long-term, multi-picture output deal with leading UK Sales and distribution company, the Icon UK group, D FILMS has acquired exclusive, long term rights to 12 additional independently produced motion  2 pictures, including the eagerly awaited feature films  I’m Still Here, directed by Casey Affleck, which will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and Monsters, which is scheduled for national release on November 5, 2010 following its Canadian premiere at TIFF.  Also, D FILMS has acquired a film library of over 400 titles for DVD and television distribution in Canada.  D FILMS is a strong supporter of the Canadian film  industry, with plans to distribute approximately two indigenously produced feature films annually, beginning with Winnie, the biographical drama starring Oscar® winning actress Jennifer Hudson as Winnie Mandela and Academy® Award nominee Terrence Howard as Nelson Mandela, to be released in early 2011. 

D FILMS’ offices are located in Toronto’s Distillery District, a historic and entertainment precinct located east of Downtown Toronto. The 13-acre district comprises more than 40 heritage buildings and 10 streets, and is the largest collection of Victorian era industrial architecture in North America.