Our Story

Transmission Films is a leading independent film distributor bringing the best local and international films to Australian and New Zealand audiences.

Joint Managing Directors Richard Payten and Andrew Mackie launched Transmission in 2008. Since then Transmission has released such films as The King's SpeechAmour, Samson & DelilahThe Railway ManCalvary, ShameTracksMr Turner, Holding The Man, Suffragette, Carol, Brooklyn and Lion.

Richard and Andrew’s 23-year partnership has seen them release over 180 films and generate over $340 million at the box office. The films they have acquired and distributed have won 9 Palme d’Ors, been nominated for 51 Academy Awards and received over 220 AACTA nominations. They have handled the release and marketing campaigns for over 100 Australian Films. Other films they have released during their careers include BoyThe Painted VeilQuartet, Beneath Hill 60An Education, Mr Holmes, Le Week-EndBlue is the Warmest Colour, 20 Feet From StardomDead ManControlThe White RibbonCharlie & BootsAntichristThe World's Fastest IndianGood Night And Good LuckThe Guard, Volver, Secrets & LiesSwimming PoolFish TankSuper Size MeRabbit Proof Fence and Strictly Ballroom.

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