EXCLUSIVE: Former Remain In Light duo team to launch new distributor.

Former Remain In Light executives Elise Van Marcke and Olivier Van Den Broeck are at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) with new Benelux distributor The Searchers.

The outfit is set to acquire six to nine titles per year and will focus on English-language, cast-driven indie fare.

At Remain In Light, the duo acquired numerous titles including Snowpiercer, Fading Gigolo, While We’re Young and 20,000 Days On Earth.

Acquisitions that will now segue to The Searchers include TIFF opener Demolition, Gaby Dellal’s About Ray, Joel Edgerton’s The Gift, Stephen Gaghan’s Gold, the Mulleavey Sisters’ Woodshock and Joshua Marston’s upcoming as-yet-untitled drama with Michael Shannon and Rachel Weisz.

However, the privately-backed company will release through the infrastructure of Remain In Light – which will continue to be run by Bert Trentels – and Remain In Light’s sister company Victory Productions.

“Our goal is to bring quality content that will also seduce younger audiences,” the duo told Screen.

“Our commitment is to the next generation of cinemagoers as well as older audiences and we look forward to keeping the love of cinema alive.”