US-based finance and production company Heretic Films has hired Sarah Scougal as vp of development and production. 

Scougal was most recently based in London and brings more than a decade of experience in the field from her time at Working Title, Sprout Pictures and Vertigo Films.

Burton Ritchie and Ben Galecki co-founded Heretic in 2013 and produced recent Sundance premiere Low Down (pictured), as well as Slamdance selection Copenhagen.

Heretic’s Big Significant Things will premiere at SXSW and the pipeline includes Kevin Pollak’s directorial debut Misery Loves Comedy and Kristen Wiig vehicle Welcome To Me.