Salt. can work with you at an early stage to pull together finance from diverse sources. Tax breaks in Puerto Rico, US equity funds or a sales advance from us. We can help you put your film’s financing together in the most cost effective and efficient manner.
We have access to a range of international finance options and combined with our knowledge and experience are able to put together the increasingly complex finance packages that are so often required when financing independent films. We can be involved in financing without having to take sales rights.
Another advantage of using Salt. in the financing process is that financiers know that each part of the package will have been analysed in the light of up-to-date information from film markets and our own investment track record.
Salt. is able to provide sales advances which would typically be secured against worldwide rights. Our sales advances do not exceed 20% of budget and we would need to be appointed as sales agent on the film.
The importance of having tried and tested co-production partners cannot, in our experience, be underestimated. Salt has access to a worldwide independent network of producers and production companies. Depending on the nature of your project, network members are able to help access local finance, subsidies and provide local knowledge, contacts and technical expertise.
Some of the films which Salt. and its principals have helped finance in one or more of the capacities set out above are:
Sunshine Superman directed by Marah Strauch
Our Robot Overlords starring Sir Ben Kingsley and Gillian Anderson
Welcome to the Jungle starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Adam Brody
Grabbers directed by Jon Wright from Kevin Lehane’s original screenplay
Killing Bono starring Ben Barnes, Robert Sheehan and Pete Postlethwaite
Dirty Girl from writer/director Abe Sylvia with Juno Temple, Milla Jovovich and William H. Macy
The Caller starring Rachelle Lefevre, Stephen Moyer and Luis Guzmán
White Lightnin’ starring Carrie Fisher, Muse Watson and Ed Hogg
Big River Man directed by John Maringouin
The Children of Huang Shi directed by Roger Spottiswoode and starring Jonathan Rhys-Meyer and Chow Yun Fat
Chromophobia starring Ralph Fiennes, Penelope Cruz and Kristin Scott-Thomas
Lower City produced by Walter Salles
Cochochi co-produced by Canana’s Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna and Pablo Cruz
Donkey Punch directed by Olly Blackburn
Rolling Family directed by Pablo Trapero
Goodbye Charlie Bright directed by Nick Love
Like Minds starring Toni Collette
Maldeamores executive-produced by Benicio del Toro
Oyster Farmer directed by Anna Reeves
The Pied Piper of Hützovina with Gogol Bordello’s Eugene Hutz
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee starring Keanu Reeves, Robin Wright-Penn,Winona Ryder and Julianne Moore
Pure starring Keira Knightley
Waking Ned directed by Kirk Jones
When Will I Be Loved directed by James Toback and starring Neve Campbell