Dylan Marchetti /

Variance Films

Since 2008, Dylan and his team at Variance Films have worked directly with filmmakers to release films using an inventive “DIWO” (Doing It With Others) model, which allows filmmakers to work with an experienced partner but still retain full ownership and control of their film and their rights. With a strong focus on in-house grassroots marketing, outreach and promotions, “event-izing” theatrical engagements, and ensuring all marketing efforts are designed to benefit digital as well as theatrical, Variance Films releases are loud, innovative, and audience-driven. Variance has developed one of the most diverse slates in the industry, ranging from $20,000 black and white jazz musicals to $35 million Hong Kong action films. They’ve worked directly with legendary directors such as Spike Lee, John Sayles, Stanley Tucci, Johnnie To, and José Padilha, as well as with exciting emerging filmmakers such as Terence Nance, Mike Ott, Damien Chazelle, Kerthy Fix and Dave Grohl.