NEXT WAVE FILMS, a company of The Independent Film Channel, was established to help exceptionally talented filmmakers from the U.S. and abroad launch their careers. Low budget production is the only way for most new filmmakers to demonstrate their talent, and Next Wave Films seeks to maximize opportunities for these filmmakers.

Next Wave Films provides finishing funds to features shot on film or video. Once a film is in the can, Next Wave Films can provide the financial and technical resources to finish it properly. We also assist Next Wave filmmakers by serving as a producer's rep for their films, helping implement a film festival strategy and secure distribution.

The production arm of Next Wave Films finances and executive produces features shot on digital video for theatrical release. AGENDA 2000 (A2K) is committed to making films by exceptionally talented filmmakers who have already established themselves with prior directing work. A2K enables these filmmakers to make daring films less expensively and with greater creative control.

Next Wave Films considers English language fiction and nonfiction features for finishing funds and production financing.

Next Wave Films has established a global network of advisors to help identify and support outstanding new directors from around the world. Our advisors include internationally acclaimed directors, and a select group of producers and other industry professionals noted for nurturing new filmmakers. Advisor Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy) commented, "I feel honored that Next Wave is giving me the opportunity to help hunt down those mini-miracles that can become the next big thing."

NEXT WAVE FILMS is a company of The Independent Film Channel. Our key staff members are Peter Broderick (President), Mark Stolaroff (Director of Post-Production and Finance), Gayatri Persad (Director of Film Evaluation) Sylvia Terry (Director of Film Outreach),Tara Veneruso (Webmaster), and Liz Rosenthal (United Kingdom). Our films include Christopher Nolan's Following, Joe Carnahan's Blood, Guts, Bullets & Octane, Kate Davis' Southern Comfort, Henry Barrial's Some Body , David and Laurie Shapiro's Keep The River On Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale, Amir Bar-Lev's Fighter, Josh Aronson's Sound and Fury, Julie Money's Envy, Ron Judkins' The Hi-Line, Jordan Melamed's Manic, Maxie Collier's Paper Chasers, and Tony Fisher's The Trouble with Men and Women. We are committed to helping extraordinary filmmakers realize their distinctive visions.

For more on Next Wave Films, low budget filmmaking, and digital feature production, please visit our website (

WHEN TO CONTACT US If you have a low budget film in pre-production, production, or post-production, or want to discuss Agenda 2000, please contact us now.

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Revised: May 2002