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Saboteur Media is a fully integrated filmed entertainment company that is part of the Goldcrest family and based in New York. Along with producing and financing feature films and television, Saboteur has built one of the premiere documentary distribution companies in the United States, while also leveraging their international sales infrastructure and expertise to sell titles on a territory-by-territory basis worldwide.

Mission: Bringing vital stories to audiences worldwide

05/07/2019
variety.com

Great week of screenings at Tribeca and a now great review in Variety! Big congratulations to the whole filmmaking team and our co-directors Patrick Waldrop and Tyler Measom

03/07/2019
LIFE LIKE - On DVD, Digital, and On Demand May 14!

Get Life Like On Demand starting May 14!

In this futuristic thriller, Sophie (Addison Timlin, “Californication”) and James (Drew Van Acker, “Pretty Little Liars”) purchase a lifelike robot to cook a...

03/06/2019
LIFE LIKE - On DVD, Digital, and On Demand May 14!

LIFE LIKE - On DVD, Digital, and On Demand May 14!

In this futuristic thriller, Sophie (Addison Timlin, “Californication”) and James (Drew Van Acker, “Pretty Little Liars”) purchase a lifelike robot to cook a...

06/20/2018
Metrograph

Come join us Thursday June 28th at the Metrograph for a screening of Rock Rubber 45s followed by a Q&A with director Bobbito Garcia a.k.a. Kool Bob Love

ROCK RUBBER 45s, a new documentary about Bobbito García—DJ, author, filmmaker, TV/radio personality, B-ball player, and all-around apostle for NYC street culture—opens 6/28. García in person at the 7pm shows on Thursday, June 28 and Thursday, July 5: http://ow.ly/K38d30kyl9T

06/20/2018
Metrograph

Metrograph

ROCK RUBBER 45s, a new documentary about Bobbito García—DJ, author, filmmaker, TV/radio personality, B-ball player, and all-around apostle for NYC street culture—opens 6/28. García in person at the 7pm shows on Thursday, June 28 and Thursday, July 5: http://ow.ly/K38d30kyl9T

ROCK RUBBER 45s
05/22/2018
ROCK RUBBER 45s

ROCK RUBBER 45s

A basketball, sneaker, and music cinematic odyssey experienced firsthand by authentic NYC culture orchestrator Bobbito García.

‘Word Is Bond’ Review: Book of Rhymes
02/21/2018
‘Word Is Bond’ Review: Book of Rhymes

‘Word Is Bond’ Review: Book of Rhymes

Sacha Jenkins emerges as hip-hop’s champion with a documentary that lauds the genre’s creative ethic and literary foundations.

Please join us at the Maysles Cinema from February 9th - 15th at 7:30pm, for screenings of Sacha Jenkins' latest film, W...
01/31/2018
Word is Bond (U.S, Theatrical Premiere)

Please join us at the Maysles Cinema from February 9th - 15th at 7:30pm, for screenings of Sacha Jenkins' latest film, Word is Bond from Mass Appeal

Sacha Jenkins, 2017, 87 min Word Is Bond examines the transformative power of lyrics in the world of hip-hop music. What was born on the streets of the South Bronx has now taken root globally, and the young poets of New York have helped to spawn a global movement. Through dynamic archival footage, i...

Hal mentioned as one of the best documentaries at Sundance Film Festival by Flavorwire
01/26/2018
The Best and Worst Documentaries of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival

Hal mentioned as one of the best documentaries at Sundance Film Festival by Flavorwire

Our shorthand notions of a “Sundance” movie – small-ish, character-driven comedy/drama, usually directed by an earnest first-timer or up-and-comer, and with a cast of indie regulars, screen newcome…

01/17/2018
New film tells story of largely forgotten 1970s director Hal Ashby

Hal is getting some nice press heading into Sundance Film Festival. Check out the piece today over at the Daily Mail

Utah native Hal Ashby (inset) directed a string of award-winning 1970s films, including Coming Home (main), starring Jane Fonda and Jon Voight - but his work has been largely forgotten

Check out the 16 films in Sundance Film Festival’s U.S. documentary category
01/16/2018
Check out the 16 films in Sundance Film Festival’s U.S. documentary category

Check out the 16 films in Sundance Film Festival’s U.S. documentary category

U.S. DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION Presenting the world premieres of 16 nonfiction feature films, the U.S. Documentary Competition offers festivalgoers a first look at American films illuminating the ideas, people, and events that shape the present day. [caption id=

Hal getting love in Rolling Stone as part of their Sundance Film Festival preview.
01/15/2018
25 Movies We Can't Wait to See at Sundance 2018

Hal getting love in Rolling Stone as part of their Sundance Film Festival preview.

He started out as an editor, a rebel who worked his way up the Sixties studio food chain by associating with fellow mavericks and winning an Oscar for cutting In the Heat of the Night. Then, starting with 1970's The Landlord, Hal Ashby became a director – and went on a seven-film run that was resp...

Hal
01/15/2018
Hal

Hal

Thank you, Rolling Stone!!

The Iconoclast will screen at the 2018 edition of the Irvine International Film Festival!
01/03/2018

The Iconoclast will screen at the 2018 edition of the Irvine International Film Festival!

AND THE 2018 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS ARE...

FEATURE NARRATIVE

LOVERS - Matteo Vicino
BEHIND THE BLUE DOOR - Mariusz Palej
THE ISLE - Matthew Butler Hart
LASSO - Evan Cecil
STREAKER - Peter Luisi

SHORT NARRATIVE

TREE HOUSE TIME MACHINE - Alan Ritchson
SHELF LIFE - Ann Hearn
DYLAN - Cory Miller
CHARITY - Alex Haney
LETTERS FROM ALCATRAZ - by Madeline Rozwat
THE VISIT - Romina Schwedler
SOMEONE - .Gadge
WRITTEN / UNWRITTEN - Adrian Silisteanu
THE PECULIAR ABILITIES OF MR MAHLER - Paul Philipp
TWO STRANGERS WHO MEET FIVE TIMES - Marcus Markou
THE CIRCLE - Sheldon Schwartz
NATIVE - Travis Champagne & Stephen Kinigopolous
THE INTENTIONS OF F. SCOTT FITZGERALD - Jay Perry & Shaun Perry
PASSION GAP - Matt Portman & Jason Donald
CHASING TITLES VOL. 1 - Ryan Egypt
THE ZIM - Alexander Bedria
WITNESSES - David Koch
SPLIT TICKET - Alfred Thomas Catalfo
BREAKER - Philippe McKie
THE SCAPEGOAT - Talha B.
CURSED WORLD PROBLEMS - Doug Hawley
MARGARET AND THE MOON - Trevor Morgan
BRAD LEE - HAO WANG
THE FLOOD - Adam Dietrich & Seraphina Nova Glass
GO PAUL - Felix Karol's
NORMAN PINSKI COME HOME - Aaron Rudelson
THE HEN - David Braun
THE PATRON - Lionel Augute
THE GIRLS WERE DOING NOTHING - Dekel BerensonI
PROMISED HER LIFE - Robert Nazar Arjoyan
NEIGHBOR - Tony Gapastione
ANGEL OF ANYWHERE - Briana Evigan
TEST OF COURAGE - Rena Dumont
CRAB TRAP - Shea Sizemore
DRIVING WHILE UNDOCUMENTED - Yeon Jin Lee
TRIUMPHERS - Joseba Alfaro
GUSTAV - Ken Williams & Denis Fitzpatrick
THE PRINCE - Kyra Zagorsky
ANNA - Petra Priborska
WRITER'S BLOCK - Alex Mendez Giner
PEARL - Brandon Jameson
TIFF - Kimberley T. Zulkowski & Stephen Gregory Curtis
DEATH (And Disco Fries) - Dennis Cahlo
THE LOVE SUCKERS - Jim Positano
MY BEST GIRL - John TerEick
THE SHUTTLE - Lu Han
PAY PER VIEW - James Heiner

FEATURE DOCUMENTARIES

E.T. CONTACT: THEY ARE HERE - Caroline Cory
THE ICONOCLAST - King Adz
WHEN GOD SLEEPS - Till Schauder
STATE OF EXCEPTION - Jason O’Hara
POISONING PARADISE - Keely Shaye Brosnan & Teresa Tico
OUT OF STATE - Ciara Lacy
BECOMING ICONIC - Neal Thibedeau

SHORT DOCUMENTARY

A UTOPIA - Eric McEver
KNIFE SKILLS - Thomas Lennon
EDITH+EDDIE - Laura Checkoway
BRUJAS - Miles Joris-Peyrafitte
OUR GHOSTS - Hannah Ruddle
MARIAM - Mohammed Jaffar
YOURS SINCERELY, LOIS WEBER - Svetlana Cvetko
AN AMERICAN HOUSE - Chris Trani
FIGHT FOR THE FIRST - Sharon Liese
THE ROCK - Hamid Jafari
A CRUDE INJUSTICE - Jane Hammond
KAYAYO, THE LIVING SHOPPING BASKETS - Mari Bakke Riise

SHORT ANIMATION

DR. MANTIS - Brandon Mikolaski
MARVIN - H. Rodgers
FLUTTER - Vladimir Todorov
TOKRI (THE BASKET) - Suresh Eriyat
REVELATION; THE CITY OF HAZE - Mao Qichao
KARMA - Peter Zhaoyu Zhou
GARDEN PARTY - Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Théophile Dufresne,
Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro

COLLEGE

INTERGALACTIC TALES OF THE DELUSIONAL MIND - Forrest Lorenzen & John Puckett
THE CHOCOLATE SOLDIER - Jackson Smith
POSERS - Sean Thiessen
ONESELF - Vicente Manzano
IRON HANDS - Johnson Cheng
BRUNCH - Jordan Cooper
I HAVE TO KILL MY PROFESSOR - Jonathan Pickett
WHEN WIGS FLY - Remy Cashman
EGGS, ZOMBIES, AND BACON - Sherry Y. Shi
FEIS - Ellen Mulvihill
ROSARIO - Marlen Rios-Farjat

WEBISODE

RUNOFF - Ben Krompak
GIRL CAVE - Till Kleinert
ALTERNATE SIDE - Alexandra D. Levinsohn & D.Clifford Hart

TV PILOT

THEATER 101 - Jonathan Rau
JIMMORTAL - Owen Weber & Hunter Bradley
HOT BREAK - Lisa Demaine

TRAILERS

ROADIE THE DOCUMENTARY - TJ Hoffmann
LOVERS - Matteo Vicino
THE ISLE - Matthew Butler Hart
STREAKER - Peter Luisi

MUSIC VIDEO

BENILLA ICE - BREAK THE ICE (BE NICE) - Ben Beitzel
GOD CAME 'ROUND - Derek Frey
LATIN AMERICAN SOLDIER - Carlos A. Hurtado
DANGEROUS CROSSINGS - Amr Salama
30 CENTS - Markus Thorington
FUNERAL PYRE - Gianluca Minucci

K-12

JASMINE STUNG - Partho Gupte
LUKE - Dylan Reiss
TOMMY & THE LITTLE FREE LIBRARY - Kylie McGuire
LEGALLY DOPE - Caroline Olsen
STILL HEAR - Evan Zeiger
NEGLECT - Olivia Rose Wallace
MAKE A WISH, MOM - Holden Scott
TURNING TABLES - Becca Meaney, Caroline Cox, Gemma Fasciano, Tara Sargent
LOOP - Eli Hall, Ryan Beard, Steven Gentry
GERM - Nathan Ridings, Ryan Beard, Steven Gentry, Zach Phillips
DIRTY HANDS - Noah Lee, Ethan Chu
FOX & BEAR - Madeleine Arundale

SHORT SCREENPLAYS

WOODS IN THE CABIN by Rony Franck
JAMIE'S BOOK by Roy Zafrani
A JUNGLE DARK by Courtney Suttle
THE FERRYMAN OF THE PALI by Mike Gallagher

FEATURE SCREENPLAYS

THE ORIENTAL by Joseph Ferrante
THE MOONBEAM FISHERMAN by John Dummer
THE BORDER AGENT by John Madill
THE LAST DROP by Andrea Perno'
THE FAVORITE HAUNT by Edward Heckling
FIRE ON ICE by Courtney Suttle
THE TUNNELS by Kristie Dickerson
RED LIGHT by Dempsey Tillman & Ted Dewberry
HORSE UP ON A TREE by Terry Lynam
MADNESS by Cory Huizar

IFC Center - Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS
11/15/2017
IFC Center - Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS

IFC Center - Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS

In National Geographic Documentary Films’ Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and best-selling author Sebastian Junger (The Perfect Storm) and his Emmy-winning filmmaking partner, Nick Quested, chronicle Syria’s descent into the unbridled chaos th...

WORD IS BOND is screening Friday November 10th at the The Virginia Film Festival. Please come out to support this great ...
11/09/2017
Virginia Film Festival

WORD IS BOND is screening Friday November 10th at the The Virginia Film Festival. Please come out to support this great film from Mass Appeal and director Sacha Jenkins.

Based in Charlottesville at the University of Virginia, the VFF has been celebrating the art of film for over 30 years…

10/25/2017
Hell on Earth - The Fall of Syria & the Rise of Isis

New short film from Hell on Earth - The Fall of Syria & the Rise of Isis

Nick Quested Sebastian Junger
https://www.facebook.com/fallofsyria/videos/1164681500329497/

War in Aleppo w/ White Helmet volunteer Ismail Abdullah over the course of the #syriancivilwar #HOE Hell on Earth - The Fall of Syria & the Rise of Isis follows the story of activist and #whitehelmets Syria Civil Defence Idlib The WhiteHelmets by Nick Quested & Sebastian Junger
Edited: Alex Spiess
Camera: Mohamad Shaban, Carsten Stormer, Mahmoud Alhaji Othman
Additional Editing: Amina Megalli,

10/23/2017
Gary International Black Film Festival

Congratulations to Sacha Jenkins and the whole Mass Appeal team on winning Best Documentary at the Gary International Black Film Festival!

7th Annual GIBFF Announces Winners
Audiences voted on over 33 films leading to seven awards for independent filmmakers in a packed weekend of Black film at the 7th Annual Gary International Black Film Festival (GIBFF) held at Indiana University Northwest, 3400 Broadway, Gary, IN. The festival brings emerging and established filmmakers together with audiences to engage in a dynamic exchange through film.

Along with screenings and filmmaker talkbacks, the fest was pleased to host Will Miller, Vice President of the Gary Chapter of the NAACP, who presented Jennia Frederique Aponte with its prestigious NAACP Image Award. The festival also issued two special awards – the GIBFF Impact Award, acknowledging excellence in community service in the Arts, which was awarded to Melvin T. Blakely, Jr. The festival’s annual Kelechukwu Brnfre Award, given in recognition to individuals who love and believe in Gary, have a commitment and passion for the arts, and work in creative endeavors was given to Brandon Bowens.

Below is the list of winners in one of the most competitive submission offerings since GIBFF began award distribution.
Best Documentary Feature – “Word is Bond”, Dir. Sacha Jenkins
Best Documentary Short – “The Chicago Boyz”, Dir. Tiara Epps
Audience Award, Best Narrative Feature – “Never Came Back”, Dir. Jeremiah Jahi
Best Narrative Short (Tie) – “90 Days”, Dirs. Jennia Aponte and Nathan Hale Williams
“Burning Angel Dust”, Dir. Jackie J. Stone
Best Animated Film – “Light and Sound”, Dir. Nefertiti Abdulmalik
Best Student Film – “Drive Slow”, Dir. Terrence Thompson
Best Art Direction – “Night Shift”, Dir. Marshall Tyler
Best Cinematography – “Intercept”, Dir. Ms Jackie J. Stone

Hell on Earth - The Fall of Syria & the Rise of Isis listed in Anne Thompson article on Oscar underdogs.
10/17/2017
10 Oscar Underdogs Who Stand the Best Chance at Gold

Hell on Earth - The Fall of Syria & the Rise of Isis listed in Anne Thompson article on Oscar underdogs.

From John Ridley to Jeremy Renner to Tatiana Maslany, here’s a look at some of the year’s best work flying under the radar.

The Legend of Swee' Pea from Benjamin May
10/17/2017

The Legend of Swee' Pea from Benjamin May

THE ICONOCLAST
10/13/2017
THE ICONOCLAST

THE ICONOCLAST

WORLD PREMIERE In the 1970s and '80s, Dutch art connoisseur Michel van Rijn moved in elite circles, all the while evading Interpol and the CIA. The pu

Virginia Film Festival
10/09/2017
Virginia Film Festival

Virginia Film Festival

Based in Charlottesville at the University of Virginia, the VFF has been celebrating the art of film for over 30 years…

06/08/2017
National Geographic TV

National Geographic TV

From award-winning filmmakers Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested, #HellOnEarth chronicles Syria’s descent into the unbridled chaos that allowed the rise of ISIS.

Saboteur Media's cover photo
06/06/2017

Saboteur Media's cover photo

Dramatic Escape: Prisoner Rehabilitation through Arts
06/06/2017
Dramatic Escape: Prisoner Rehabilitation through Arts

Dramatic Escape: Prisoner Rehabilitation through Arts

The documentary 'Dramatic Escape' follows maximum security prisoners at Sing Sing in Ossining, NY, as they mount a stage production of 'A Few Good Men.'

Sing Sing Production Of 'A Few Good Men' Spotlighted In PBS Documentary
06/01/2017
Sing Sing Production Of 'A Few Good Men' Spotlighted In PBS Documentary

Sing Sing Production Of 'A Few Good Men' Spotlighted In PBS Documentary

OSSINING, N.Y. -- A new documentary on Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining will go behind the bars.'Dramatic Escape', a documentary about Sing Sing's production of 'A Few Good Men,' premieres June 13 at 9:30 p...

05/31/2017
National Geographic TV

National Geographic TV

From award-winning filmmakers Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested, #HellonEarth chronicles Syria’s descent into the unbridled chaos that allowed the rise of ISIS.

Saboteur Media launches production, sales, finance venture
04/26/2017
Saboteur Media launches production, sales, finance venture

Saboteur Media launches production, sales, finance venture

New York-based Saboteur Media has launched a production and finance operation with a broader sales remit and hired former Miramax International senior executive Mark Lindsay as president of distribution.

Great look in the The New York Times for Rubble Kings
03/21/2017
Non-Depressing Documentaries on Netflix

Great look in the The New York Times for Rubble Kings

There are many good documentaries on Netflix, but many of them have one thing in common: They’ll leave you feeling pretty low. If you’re looking for nonfiction filmmaking that won’t bum you out, here are some options.

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