For immediate release

Toronto, Ontario, March 29, 2010 – Independent Canadian motion picture distribution boutique, D FILMS has signed an exclusive, multi-picture, DVD distribution deal with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Canada (SPHEC), it was jointly announced today by President and CEO of D Films, JIM SHERRY, and by Derrick Forster, Vice President, Canada for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

The first titles to be released by SPHEC under the new partnership will be:

CREATION – A psychological, heart-wrenching love story starring Paul Bettany (Legion, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World) as Charles Darwin. The Opening Night Gala screening at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival, CREATION takes a unique look at Darwin, his family and his love for his deeply religious wife, played by Academy Award® winner Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind).

MAX MANUS – Norway’s top-grossing domestic release since 1975, MAX MANUS is a rousing historical epic that tells the true story of one of Europe’s most celebrated World War II-era resistance fighters.

HIGH LIFE – Hailed by Maclean’s Magazine as: “A Canadian answer to the Coen Brothers, with a Tarantino Kick,” HIGH LIFE’S high wire tension unfolds with calamitous results in this story of a bank heist gone wrong, starring Timothy Olyphant (A Perfect Getaway, TV’s “Deadwood”), Joe Anderson (Across the Universe), Rossif Sutherland (The Poor Boy’s Game) and Stephen McIntyre (Horsemen).

Said Jim Sherry: “Derrick Forster and Stuart Segal and the team at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment provide the very best in home entertainment distribution services. We are very proud to have them as a partner.”

“We are always looking for high quality motion pictures that we can distribute locally,” said SPHEC’s Derrick Forster. “Our agreement with D Films gives us a selection of product that we think will perform well in the Canadian home entertainment market.”

The deal was negotiated by President and CEO, D Films, Jim Sherry and by Derrick Forster, VP Canada and Stuart Segal,Executive Director Sales for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Canada.


D FILMS is a Toronto-based, full service marketing and motion picture distribution boutique that acquires exclusive, long term rights to films across all platforms, including theatrical, television, home entertainment and internet. Launched in September, 2009, D Films is headed by distribution veterans Jim Sherry and Tony Cianciotta. The company’s first acquisition under the D Films banner was CREATION, which had its world premiere as the prestigious Opening Night Gala at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. Upcoming D Film releases include War II epic MAX MANUS, which will open theatrically on April 2, 2010, followed by the thriller TEHROUN, which will open in May, 2010. The family film SOPHIE and action/drama A MILLION COLOURS are both currently in production and will be released in the Fall, 2010.