Producer Casey Evans and director Brad Jurjens have announced they will launch the distribution company Tavix Pictures at AFM, which runs from November 5-12 in Santa Monica.

The inaugural slate includes Jurjens' action thriller Hired Gun starring Michael Madsen, John W Kim's Hitchcockian thriller Blur and Michael O'Brien's baby boomer documentary Going To Whatstock' Domestic and international rights will be available.

Evans and Jurjens said they have secured financing for a slate of features, however further details were unavailable at time of writing.

'Tavix Pictures has and will continue to evolve with the industry to be the most efficient, dedicated company that can cut standard costs in half by re-organising workflow and keeping pace with current technology trends that are associated with every aspect of film-making from production through distribution,' Evans said.