Matthew Chausse and Anthony Gudas of Rhode Island-based Tax Credit Finance, LLC and Yarek Danielak of Arsenal Pictures have teamed up to launch the sales arm Mirabelle.
The company will unveil its initial slate at AFM next week, which includes the Colin Hanks comedy Lucky, about an aspiring serial killer who wins the lottery, and the ghost story Dylan’s Wake with Nick Stahl, Amy Smart and Rose McGowan.
Both projects are co-financed by Tax Credit Finance and are in post-production. Mirabelle recently acquired international sales rights to the horror thriller Tell-Tale, which launched at Tribeca and stars Josh Lucas, Lena Headey and Brian Cox and is produced by Ridley Scott and Tony Scott.
Danielak will head the sales push on Mirabelle and Tax Credit Finance will unveil further new titles at AFM. Danielak will continue to sell separate titles through Arsenal Pictures.
“Our relationship with Mirabelle will help grow our business and profile, while at the same time increasing the product flow for the hundreds of worldwide buyers we sell to every year,” Danielak said.
“One of the many elements that differentiates us from other sales companies is that we can bring between 50%-70% of the financing on a number of films we’re involved in selling,” Chausse, who prior to Tax Credit Finance served as head of production at Social Capital Films, said.
Under Gudas and Chausse’s tenure, Tax Credit Finance has been involved in the production, financing and/or tax credit brokering on such projects as 27 Dresses, Machete, Hachiko: A Dog’s Story, and Evening.
“Yarek has built a sound and profitable sales business during a very difficult period,” Chausse added. “In a time when buyer relationships and pricing are key, you want to be in business with someone who can get your product delivered and money collected post haste.”