Das Films was established in 2007. With a significant development fund, the company has acquired more than 20 high-profile projects, each with a strong, built-in audience. Our experienced executives collaborate with the industry’s foremost writers and directors to develop these properties and package them with financially significant talent and strategic sales and distribution agreements, protecting and maximizing the value of each film.


Sriram Das, President & Producer

Steve Shapiro, Head of Production

Shara Kay, Head of Development

Haroon 'Boon' Saleem, SVP Production & Development

Michelle Dunn, Creative Executive

Mark Collins, UK Director

Das Films (US)

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  • The Lie
  • Open House
  • Veronika Decides to Die
  • Powder Blue
  • Premium
  • Fifty Pills

THE LIE (2011)

Sometimes, you reeeeally don't want to go to work. And sometimes that feeling is so strong that you'll do anything to get out of it -- even if that means telling a lie that has the power to completely change the trajectory of your life.

Available on: Amazon DVD & Netflix Instant, DVD

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Directed by

Joshua Leonard

Based on a short story by

T.C. Boyle

Screenplay by

Joshua Leonard


Joshua Leonard

Kelli Garner

Alia Shawkat

Mark Webber

Jess Weixler


After an amicable divorce, Alice and Josh attempt to sell their empty love nest and move on with their lives, separately. But after a successful open house they are horrified to discover, days later, that a potential buyer didn't leave their home.

Available on: Amazon Instant Video, DVD & Netflix DVD

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Directed by

Andrew Paquin

Screenplay by

Andrew Paquin


Anna Paquin

Stephen Moyer

Brian Geraghty

Rachel Blanchard

Tricia Helfer


Twenty-eight-year-old Veronika Deklava appears to have it all — good looks, a well-paying job, and a nice apartment in New York City. But without anything meaningful to love for, she decides to end her life. Two weeks later, she wakes up from a coma at a private mental institution and is told that she has damaged her heart beyond repair. With only a week left to live, according to her doctors, Veronika begins experiencing life like never before, and having a transformative effect on those around her.

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Directed by

Emily Young

Based on a novel by

Paulo Coelho

Screenplay by

Larry Gross

and Roberta Hanley


Sarah Michelle Gellar

Jonathan Tucker

Erika Chritensen

Florencia Lozano

with Melissa Leo

and David Thewlis


Four Los Angelenos -- a mortician, an ex-con, a suicidal ex-priest, and a stripper -- are brought together on Christmas Eve by a mixture of circumstances.

Available on: Amazon Instant Video, DVD & Netflix Instant, DVD

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Directed by

Timothy Linh Bui

Screenplay by

Timothy Linh Bui


Jessica Biel

Eddie Redmayne

Forest Whitaker

Ray Liotta

Lisa Kudrow

Patrick Swayze

Kris Kristofferson

PREMIUM (2006)

Reginald "Cool" Coolidge is a struggling actor, fed up with taking stereotypical African American roles and waiting for his big break in a legitimate production. Until this time comes, he works at his mother's boyfriend's gas station to repay him for covering his college tuition. One day at the station, his ex-fiancée - and one true love - reappears at the pumps after 3 years of silence. Cool discovers that it is 36 hours until her wedding to a local lawyer. As Cool embarks on last-ditch attempts to win her back, he takes on the biggest "role" of his life while also learning the secret to mastering his craft.

Available on: Amazon DVD & Netflix Instant, DVD

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Directed by

Pete Chatmon

Screenplay by

Pete Chatmon


Zoe Saldana

Dorian Missick

Hill Harper


Darren Giles has lost his college scholarship, can't work up the courage to ask out the girl of his dreams and doesn't have the cash to stay in college another semester. Unless he can survive the teenage dominatrix, New York's largest drug mogul, convince his parents he's not gay, write a paper on Dante's Inferno, escape three thugs chasing the wrong guy and sell fifty pills of ecstasy in time to make his tuition payment, he'll never get the chance to date the girl of his dreams.

Available on: Amazon DVD & Netflix Instant, DVD

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Directed by

Theo Avgerinos

Screenplay by

Matthew Perniciaro


Lou Taylor Pucci

Kristen Bell

John Hensley

Nora Zehetner

Michael Pena

Monica Keena

Eddie Kaye Thomas

  • November Man
  • How to Make Love to an Englishman


NOVEMBER MAN tells the tale of an ex-CIA operative who is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.

Directed by

Roger Donaldson

Screenplay by

Michael Finch

and Karl Gajdusek


Pierce Brosnan

Olga Kurylenko

Luke Bracey

Bill Smitrovich

Will Patton


When a Cambridge University professor with a playboy lifestyle meets a wonderful woman he decides to change his ways. But the situation becomes complicated when he impregnates her stepsister.

Directed by

Tom Vaughan

Screenplay by

Matthew Newman


Pierce Brosnan

Salma Hayek

Jessica Alba

Ben McKenzie

  • Into The Forest


When humanity is struck by the inevitable crumble of society, two sisters must come together to overcome insurmountable odds and survive in the treacherous forest that surrounds them.

Directed by

Patricia Rozema

Screenplay by

Patricia Rozema


Ellen Page

Evan Rachel Wood

  • The Contortionist's Handbook
  • A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers
  • Girls
  • Going Down
  • The Red Thread


A young woman from rural China learns how to comprehend love and heartbreak in English in this quirky, touching story. Zhuang, or Z to tongue-tied foreigners, arrives in London at age 23 after being dispatched by her parents to get an education. Set loose to find her way through a confusion of cultural gaffes and grammatical mishaps, she meets a British man who changes everything. From the moment he smiles at her, she enters a new world of sex, freedom and self-discovery. But she also realizes that, in the West, "love" does not always mean the same as in China, and that you can learn all the words in the English language and still not understand your lover.


A fast-paced, high concept thriller, THE CONTORTIONIST’S HANDBOOK chronicles the life John Dolan Vincent, a master forger born with six fingers on one hand, who uses his talents for deception and imitation to regularly change his identity. He jumps from life to life undetected, avoiding incarceration and the painful memories of his past. That is, until he meets Keara – a beautiful stripper with a dark secret of her own. Touched by her vulnerability, John teaches Keara everything he knows. But in the midst of preparing to disappear together, John’s criminal activities catch up with him at last. With Keara in danger, the only way out of his predicament is to get locked up – and then talk his way out again, just in the nick of time. Combining the twisted intelligence of “The Usual Suspects” and the dramatic punch of “The Talented Mister Ripley,” THE CONTORTIONIST’S HANDBOOK is a wild ride through the mind of a brilliant manipulator.


Centi-millionaire developer Adam Klein has a mansion in Connecticut, a penthouse in Manhattan, an ultra-rare sports car, and the love of a devoted wife and daughter. But his quest for pleasure knows no limits. From picking up a college girl on the night of his 50th birthday, to an encounter with an underage prostitute in Pusan, from a threesome with his wife and another man, to a tryst with his partner’s 18-year-old daughter, Adam’s escalating need to recapture his youth will take him beyond a point of no return. With keen insight into the ways in which men and women wield sexual power, GIRLS takes us on a dark, erotic journey into the most forbidden corners of desire.


Based on the national bestselling novel by Jennifer Belle, GOING DOWN is the sharply funny tale of Bennington Bloom, an aspiring actress who works her way through college – as a call girl. After answering an ad for “coeds” in The Village Voice, Bennington finds that hooking has a silver lining; not only can she afford her tuition (and the occasional designer handbag), but she also gets some real-world acting experience that can’t be taught in a classroom. Bennington is soon juggling her life as a call girl with classes, a school play, and a relationship with a man who thinks she’s a caterer. She ultimately figures out who she really is, but not before it all comes crashing down around her.


THE RED THREAD is an enthralling love story with a metaphysical twist. Set in modern-day Shanghai, it follows the romance of a Chinese art auctioneer, Shen, and a young Australian painter, Ruth, who discover that their lives are paralleling the classic 19th century memoir “Six Chapters of a Floating Life.” When Ruth falls ill, Shen must recover the missing final two chapters of the manuscript in order to save his beloved.