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1091 Pictures
Founder(s)The Orchard (Sony Music Entertainment)

1091 Pictures is an American film studio, based in New York, New York, and Los Angeles, California. The company was founded as the film and television division subsidiary of The Orchard in 2015. The company is best known for the Oscar nominated films Life, Animated and Cartel Land.[1] Sony divested the company and its catalogue of over 4,000 in 2019, with the company adopting the name 1091 Media.[2] In 2020 the company rebranded as 1091 Pictures and announced that its parent company rebranded as Streamwise, the name of its new technology platform in development.[3]


The company was founded in 2015, as a video on demand division of The Orchard, a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment.[4] By year end, the company expanded to theatrical releases,[5] initially setting a seven-film release with Mark Duplass, and Jay Duplass.[6] The company also picked up Cartel Land, which went on to get an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary in 2016.[7]

In September 2016, the company announced a film transparency platform to help independent filmmakers get more data around rentals, streams and purchases as well as projections for when a film will break even and start generating profits.[8]

In January 2019, the film and television studio was divested from The Orchard sold its film and television division.[9] The company was acquired by the principals of Dimensional Associates, a private equity firm that launched The Orchard.[10] The company's final films were Japanese Borscht and Baristas, before being rebranded as 1091 Media on April 3, 2019.[11]

In April 2019, film studio Fathom Events signed a multi-year distribution deal with 1091 Media.[12]

In July 2020, the company announced a new Chief Technology Officer, Simon Zhu, rebranded its distribution business as 1091 Pictures, and rebranded its parent company as Streamwise. Streamwise is a new technology platform the company is developing to provide distributors, production companies and filmmakers with insights and consolidated financial information for their releases, along with consolidated access to top streaming channels and other services. A private beta of the Streamwise platform is expected to release in December 2020, beginning with more than 500 distributors already tied to 1091 Pictures. The launch of Streamwise marks the final step in the separation of 1091's systems from its previous owner, The Orchard.[3]

In August 2020, former Roku executive, Doug Shineman, joined 1091 Pictures and Streamwise as Chief Revenue Officer, leading teams responsible for revenue generation, including all dealmaking, strategy and marketing for the business.[13]



Release Date Film Title Notes
May 3, 2019 Meeting Gorbachev [14]
May 24, 2019 Halston [15]
August 2, 2019 Them That Follow [16]
August 30, 2019 Before You Know It [17]
September 6, 2019 Blink of an Eye [18]
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice co-distribution with Greenwich Entertainment [19]
September 27, 2019 Sister Aimee [20]
November 5, 2019 Return to Mount Kennedy [21]
December 6, 2019 Midnight Family [22]
March 13, 2020 A Kid From Coney Island [23]
April 7, 2020 Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind: Contact has Begun [24]
What You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire [25]
April 14, 2020 The Legend of Swee' Pea [26]
April 28, 2020 Until The Birds Return [27]
May 2, 2020 Feral [28]
June 16, 2020 The Pollinators [29]
Seahorse: The Dad Who Gave Birth [30]
June 23, 2020 The Ghost of Peter Sellers [31]
August 4, 2020 The Stand: How One Gesture Shook The World [32]
Star Light [33]
CRSHD [34]
August 18, 2020 Tracks [35]
A Life of Endless Summers: The Bruce Brown Story [36]
September 15, 2020 Wheels [37]
September 29, 2020 Chasing the Present [38]
Inez & Doug & Kira [39]
October 6, 2020 The Phenomenon [40]
Naughty Books [41]
DEAD (In Cinemas 9/25) [42]
Treason [43]
Tanner Hall Forever [44]
The Ringmaster [45]
October 13, 2020 When the Storm Fades [46]
Bane: Holding These Moments
The Dance [47]
October 20, 2020 The Mothman Legacy
Tar [48]
November 10, 2020 Transference: A Love Story
November 17, 2020 1 Night in San Diego [49]
December 1, 2020 Disco [50]
Alt Space
December 8, 2020 The Planters [51]
December 15, 2020 The Last Blockbuster [52]
January 19, 2021 Ten Minutes To Midnight [53]
January 26, 2021 A Woman's Work: The NFL's Cheerleader Problem [54]
February 9, 2021 Sator [55]
February 9, 2021 Tazmanian Devil [56]


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  19. Hammond, Pete (2019-07-01). "‘Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice’ Picked Up By Greenwich Entertainment And 1091 For September Release". Deadline. https://deadline.com/2019/07/linda-ronstadt-documentary-distribution-september1202640397-1202640397/.
  20. Hipes, Patrick (2019-08-05). "‘Sister Aimee’ Gets September Release Date In 1091 Deal". Deadline. https://deadline.com/2019/08/sister-aimee-release-date-aimee-semple-mcpherson-1091-sundance-1202661799/.
  21. Hipes, Patrick (2019-10-04). "‘Return To Mount Kennedy’ Doc Summited By 1091 Media, With Help From Eddie Vedder And REI" (in en). https://deadline.com/2019/10/return-to-mount-kennedy-documentary-release-date-rfk-rei-1091-media-eddie-vedder-1202752012/.
  22. Duka, Amanda (2019-04-18). "1091 Acquires Sundance Documentary ‘Midnight Family’ –". Deadline. https://deadline.com/2019/04/1091-sundance-documentary-midnight-family-acquisition-1202598540/.
  23. "1091 Acquires Domestic Rights to Stephon Marbury Doc 'A Kid From Coney Island'" (in en-US). 2019-06-19. https://www.thewrap.com/stephon-marbury-a-kid-from-coney-island/.
  24. "'Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind': Film Review" (in en). https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/close-encounters-fifth-kind-1288806.
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  28. "'Feral': Film Review" (in en). https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/feral-1296729.
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  30. Storey, Kate (2020-06-18). "Freddy McConnell Gave Birth to His Son. Then His Life Changed." (in en-US). https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/a32758980/freddy-mcconnell-seahorse-documentary-fatherhood/.
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  32. Alm, David. "Olympic Icon Tommie Smith’s Enduring Protest" (in en-us). https://www.gq.com/story/tommie-smith-1968-olympic-fist.
  33. N'Duka, Amanda (2020-05-04). "1091 Lands YA Supernatural Thriller ‘Star Light’" (in en). https://deadline.com/2020/05/1091-acquires-star-light-1202925034/.
  34. Cohen, Anne. "Netflix's An Easy Girl & More Movies By Women To Stream This Weekend" (in en). https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/movies-directed-by-women-streaming#slide-10.
  35. "Tracks | Film Threat" (in en-US). 2020-08-21. https://filmthreat.com/reviews/tracks/.
  36. "The Bruce Brown Documentary Is Coming Soon" (in en-US). 2020-08-19. https://www.surfer.com/videos/the-bruce-brown-documentary-is-coming-soon/.
  37. "New movies: ‘Shortcut,’ ‘Enola Holmes,’ are your best bets" (in en-US). 2020-09-23. https://www.mercurynews.com/new-movies-shortcut-enola-holmes-are-your-best-bets.
  38. "1091 takes global rights to Mark Waters’ “Chasing the Present”". https://realscreen.com/2020/05/28/1091-takes-global-rights-to-chasing-the-present-doc/.
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  40. "'It’s not a question of belief': the film examining government UFO records" (in en). 2020-10-07. http://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/oct/07/the-phenomenon-ufos-james-fox-documentary.
  41. Strait, Eddie (2020-10-07). "NAUGHTY BOOKS Finds Inspiration in Titillation" (in en). https://cinapse.co/naughty-books-finds-inspiration-in-titillation-677e035258bb.
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  43. "Small Screen Berkeley: 'Treason' and 'The First Angry Man'" (in en-US). 2020-10-16. https://www.berkeleyside.com/2020/10/16/seccession-review-movies-the-first-angry-man-treason.
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  45. "Award-Winning Documentary 'The Ringmaster' Out on Digital and On-Demand This Fall" (in en-US). https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/award-winning-documentary-ringmaster-digital-110000015.html.
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  54. "NFL Cheerleader Doc 'A Woman's Work' Acquired by 1091 Pictures" (in en-US). 2020-12-16. https://www.thewrap.com/nfl-cheerleader-documentary-a-womans-work-acquired-by-1091-pictures/.
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