Award-winning production company Ventureland has entered a first-look partnership with independent studio A24 for documentary projects.
John Battsek, producer of Oscar-winning documentaries “One Day in September” and “Searching for Sugar Man,” who also serves as Ventureland’s managing director, will be both producing and executive producing as part of the deal, alongside Ventureland CEO Kerstin Emhoff, president Ali Brown, and co-founder Paul Hunter.
The two companies recently collaborated on freediving Netflix documentary “The Deepest Breath,” which premiered earlier this year at Sundance.
Battsek and Emhoff said: “With our shared culture and ambition to broaden perspectives, we are thrilled to partner with A24. This partnership will allow us to continue to push creative boundaries in making award-winning documentary features and series.”
Headquartered in London and Los Angeles, Ventureland’s credits include PGA and BAFTA-nominated “The Rescue”; double Emmy-winning “Rising Phoenix”; Critics Choice nominee “The Real Charlie Chaplin”; Werner Herzog’s “Theater of Thought”; Mary McCartney’s “If These Walls Could Sing”; Chris Smith’s “Wham!” for Netflix; and “Boom! Boom! The World vs. Boris Becker” for Apple TV+; and “Bobi Wine: The People’s President,” which premiered at the Venice in 2022.
Upcoming projects include the untitled David Beckham docu-series directed by Oscar winner Fisher Stevens for Netflix and “Government Cheese,” a scripted series for Apple TV+ starring David Oyelowo.
A24 scored nine wins at the Oscars earlier this year, including best picture for “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” and also pulled off the rare feat of winning every major acting category, with three statuettes coming for the cast of the film and the other one recognizing Brendan Fraser’s work in “The Whale.”
A24’s library includes Emmy-winning series “Euphoria,” Golden Globe-winning series “Ramy” and award-winning films “Minari,” “Moonlight,” “Lady Bird,” “Midsommar” and “Uncut Gems.” A24 documentaries include “Val,” “Amy,” docu-series Home, and “Stephen Curry: Underrated” on AppleTV+. Upcoming projects include Steve McQueen’s “Occupied City” and Morgan Neville’s documentary on Steve Martin with AppleTV+.