Das Films was established in 2007 by producer Sriram Das. 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.
Recent projects include THE NOVEMBER MAN, directed by Roger Donaldson and starring Pierce Brosnan, which was distributed by Relativity Media; INTO THE FOREST which premiered at the Toronto International and Pusan film festivals and was acquired for US release by A24; and SOME KIND OF BEAUTIFUL, which was released domestically by Lionsgate and stars PierceBrosnan, Salma Hayek and Jessica Alba. Das Films is currently wrapped on THE BLEEDER, directed by Philippe Falardeau and starring Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts. The company is also in production on Heartbeats, written and directed by Duane Adler.
The company's first film, VERONIKA DECIDES TO DIE, directed by Emily Young and starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, was produced in 2008. Prior to starting Das Films, Sriram executive produced PREMIUM, starring Hill Harper, Zoe Saldana, and Dorian Missick, which was released by Universal in 2007.
Sriram Das, President & Producer
Steve Shapiro, Head of Production
Shara Kay, Head of Development
Haroon 'Boon' Saleem, SVP Production & Development
Alex Chi, Executive Assistant
Meredith Littas, Executive Assistant
Mark Collins, UK Director
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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.
Evan Rachel Wood
SOME KIND OF BEAUTIFUL
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.
An ex-CIA operative 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.
and Karl Gajdusek
Based on a Novel by
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
Based on a short story by
OPEN HOUSE (2010)
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
VERONIKA DECIDES TO DIE (2009)
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.
Based on a novel by
and Roberta Hanley
Sarah Michelle Gellar
with Melissa Leo
and David Thewlis
BLUE STATE (2007)
BLUE STATE is a romantic comedy about a disgruntled Democrat who actually follows through on a drunken campaign promise to move to Canada if George "Dubya" Bush gets re-elected.
Available on: Amazon Instant Video & Netflix Instant, DVD
FIFTY PILLS (2006)
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
Lou Taylor Pucci
Eddie Kaye Thomas
This is the story of a feisty American hip hop dancer who travels to India with her family for a wedding and falls in love -- with both a new style of dance, and the determined young man who introduces it to her.
THE STRAW MEN
The story centers around a quick-witted Wall Street lawyer, Saul, who finds himself unexpectedly walking into a hostage situation alongside aspiring dancer Blake. The hold-up takes a turn for the worse when their captors, as well as our other lead Detective Sullivan, begin to suspect a larger foil at play. Soon, Sullivan, Saul, Blake and the thieves find themselves trapped in the middle of a much larger scheme where no one is who they seem to be. Think THE INSIDE MAN meets USUAL SUSPECTS.
This is an adrenaline-fueled action movie in the vein of CRANK or HITMAN, about a male model, brutally tortured and disfigured, who sets out for revenge and redemption at any cost.
THE RED THREAD
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.
STILL LIFE WITH WOODPECKER
Still Life with Woodpecker is sort of a love story that takes place inside a pack of Camel cigarettes. It reveals the purpose of the moon, explains the difference between criminals and outlaws, examines the conflict between social activism and romantic individualism, and paints a portrait of contemporary society that includes powerful Arabs, exiled royalty, and pregnant cheerleaders. It also deals with the problem of redheads.
Based on the 2000 novel by Joe R. Landsdale, adapted and to be directed by Oren Moverman. THE BIG BLOW follows an ensemble of characters in Galveston, Texas during the devastating September 4, 1900 hurricane. The story centers on an African-American fighter, LIL’ ARTHUR JOHNSTON, who defeats the local white champion. Enraged, a group of racist townsmen hire JIM MCBRIDE, a dirty fighter from Chicago, to defeat JOHNSTON and restore the championship to a white fighter.
The story centers on a government attorney, Ada Murphy, who is sent to Naples to represent a war criminal, William, and bring him back to the United States. When William was young, a group of African criminals killed his family and forced him to become a child soldier. Upon resurfacing, some politicians are trying to murder William in order to hide international political secrets. Quickly, Ada realizes that she is in a larger scheme where no one is who they seem to be. This international thriller is tonally BOURNE meets HITMAN.
LEGEND HAS IT
The story centers on a young boy, RORY, whose grandfather, SEAN, watches him after Rory’s ailing Dad is rushed to the hospital. In effort to calm and distract RORY, SEAN tells him a story about a princess, RYANNE, who falls in love with a farmer’s boy, ARDAL, and makes him her personal guardian. One day, an evil sorcerer takes RYANNE and ARDAL sets out on a journey to save her. Along the way, ARDAL enlists the help of several mythical creatures whom help him face many challenges. While SEAN is telling the story, RORY realizes that the main characters are his parents. This script is in the vein of PRINCESS BRIDE and BIG FISH.
THE FORGOTTEN WAR
Based on the book “Operation Broken Reed” By Lt. Col. Arthur L. Boyd), this true story centers around a spy mission that averted WWIII during the Korean War. The script is about nine men that were hand picked by President Truman to go behind enemy lines into North Korea. They spied on Russia, China and North Korea. The intel gathered averted WWIII but the mission ended in a disaster, as there is only one known survivor.
ICE MOON RISING
ICE MOON RISING is sci-fi suspense thriller that centers around a team of explorers who travel to Jupiter’s Moon Europa. When their mission takes a turn for the worst the crew is bitten by mysterious creatures that forces Captain Elliot Drexler “DREX” and a few others to be frozen until they could return with a cure. 22 years later, Laura Drexler leads another group alongside daughter Maddie and mission specialist Dr. Richard Sikes on a rescue mission. However, this trip is financed for scientific purposes that leads to selfish motives and a fight for what is more important. Laura is desperately trying to reunite her family and will do whatever it takes. Will she be able to find Drex and more importantly will they be able to make it off Europa alive.
UNDER THE NEVER SKY
Veronica Rossi’s bestselling young adult sci-fi/fantasy trilogy has been published in 26 countries. In the first book, Aria is exiled from the safety of her technologically advanced “Pod” into the dangerous outside world. She sets out to find her missing mother, who is her only chance at survival. Aria ends up being rescued by Perry— a young hunter on a quest to save his kidnapped nephew. Eventually, the two come to realize that they both need each other to survive, as each may hold answers to their respective plights.
A CAFE ON THE NILE
A CAFE ON THE NILE, based on the novel by Bartle Bull, is a historical action drama based around true historical events during the Second Italo-Abyssinian War in 1935 and 1936. The Italian Air Force attacked and bombed a field hospital run by the Swedish Red Cross, a war crime in itself and it was confirmed that mustard gas was used. Our story centers on a group that has gathered at the famous Cataract Cafe: Hunter/safari guide ANTON RIDER; his estranged wife, GWENN and her Italian Air Force lover, GRIMALDI; the pampered American safari clients, BERNADETTE, HARRIET and CHARLIE. After witnessing the Italian army wipe out a Red Cross camp, Anton must save his injured wife and get his clients out of Abyssinnia. All the while, the Italian army his hot on their trail because they know that Anton’s safari has evidence of the gassing, and they need to destroy it.
ESCAPING NORTH KOREA
ESCAPING NORTH KOREA is based on a true events that follows the story of a Korean-American missionary, Mike Kim, who infiltrates the North Korean border in order to smuggle people out of the country and help escaped refugees to freedom through the underground railroad. Think ARGO meets a modern day 12 YEARS A SLAVE.
ME VS. ME
Gabby Wolf is trading in Phoenix (nice but uneventful life with boyfriend) for Manhattan (dream job as producer for highly successful news show). When her boyfriend proposes she’s torn and wishes she didn’t have to decide…she never expects her wish to come true. Suddenly Gabby’s living two lives. Whenever she falls asleep in one, she wakes up in the other. She’s got the best of both worlds – what more could a girl ask for?! Right?
MONEY PLANE is a fast-paced thriller centered around Charlie Benant (60), an adventure-seeker with a mysterious past. He is recruited to join a group of experienced thieves who specialize in robbing airplanes that transport money. Their leader, Zai (35), believes Charlie is actually the legendary DB Cooper and together they prepare for their biggest heist yet. However, it turns out Charlie is actually working alongside the FBI to try and take down their notorious crew and figure out who their mysterious financier is. When Charlie’s longtime girlfriend, Daji Su, is captured as collateral he is forced to become imbedded in his cover. Will he be able to get himself and Su alive and at the same time figure out his mysterious past? This contained thriller combines the intelligence of “Point Break” with the dramatic twists and turns of “SWAT.”
MATTER OF HONOR
Jeffrey Archer's Number One Bestseller. Adam goes to England for his father’s funeral and is willed a mysterious letter. Upon discovering the letter’s contents, Adam is immediately on the run and finds himself being pursued by Russia, the CIA, and MI6.