XYZ Films has launched an international sales arm to handle word sales on in-house and third party titles.

Partner Nate Bolotin will oversee sales for the new venture and will introduce the inaugural slate in Cannes.

“We’re very excited to start the next chapter of XYZ Films,” said Bolotin. “We’re now equipped to enable film-makers from start to finish: inception to worldwide distribution.”

XYZ Films will continue to operate its North American sales operation. The company’s credits include cult smash The Raid. XYZ Films and The Raid director Gareth Huw Evans’ PT Merantau are currently shooting the sequel in Indonesia.

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions acquired The Raid 2 in several territories and Sony Pictures Classics will handle US distribution, as it did on the original.

XYZ and Merantau are in post-production on Killers and recently premiered Dutch film-maker Richard Raaphorst’s Frankenstein’s Army in Rotterdam and Calvin Lee Reeder’s The Rambler at Sundance.

XYZ serves as executive producers on the upcoming supernatural thriller, Aguas Rojas. Participant Media is financing the co-production between Colombia’s Dynamo and Spain’s Apaches.