Becker Film Group is a leading independent film distribution company bringing innovation, extensive experience, strong relationships and an established reputation to the quality film market.
The Becker Family has been an integral part of the Australian film landscape for over 48 years, founding Australia’s first independent film and television distribution business in 1965. Following the sale of the Becker Group business (incorporating Dendy Films and Exhibition as well as Moonlight Cinema) in 2008, Richard Becker established Becker Film Group – keeping the strong family tradition alive. Notable Becker box office hits include FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL, RABBIT PROOF FENCE, THE WORLD’S FASTEST INDIAN, MARGIN CALL, AMELIE, MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS, SUPERSIZE ME, GOOD NIGHT AND GOODLUCK, BECOMING JANE, THE LAST STATION, VOLVER and CANDY.
Becker Film Group has a focus on delivering quality stories and exceptional content to the Australian and New Zealand marketplace. Currently poised to release highly anticipated features including KIDNAPPING FREDDY HEINEKEN – the inside story of the planning, execution, rousing aftermath and ultimate downfall of the kidnappers of beer tycoon Alfred “Freddy” Heinekein (played by Academy Award® winner Anthony Hopkins). HEINEKEN also features Sam Worthington, Jim Sturgess and Ryan Kwanten. HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS based on the best selling novel by François Lelord starring Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Christopher Plummer and Toni Collette. As well as the heist drama THE FORGER with John Travolta, Christopher Plummer, Jennifer Ehle and Tye Sheridan.
Richard Becker - Managing Director.
Richard Becker launched Becker Film Group Pty Ltd in 2008. A 38-year industry veteran, Richard brings with him a wealth of experience in film distribution, exhibition and production.
Richard served as CEO of Becker Group formerly R.A. Becker & Co. (the umbrella company for household names including Dendy Films, Dendy Cinemas, Moonlight Cinema and OnSite Broadcasting) from 1985 to 2007, where he supervised all aspects of the company’s film and television operations including finance, acquisitions, development, production, sales, marketing and distribution. In addition to the titles mentioned in the introduction Richard has overseen more than 300 theatrical films including critically acclaimed and commercially successful titles such as FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL, VERA DRAKE, PRIMARY COLORS, WONDER BOYS, SCREAM, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, A WALK TO REMEMBER, THE 7-UP SERIES, CONTROL, SWIMMING POOL and more.
In addition to his executive experience in growing and managing independent film companies Richard has produced 14 feature films and over 100 hours of quality Australian drama. Richard was the founding President of the Australian Independent Distributors Association.
Elle Becker - Sales & Acquisitions Manager.
Elle joined Becker Film Group as the Head of Sales in 2009 and has since managed the National and Regional sales of titles including THE LAST STATION starring Academy Award® Nominees Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer, MARGIN CALL starring Kevin Spacey and Jeremy Irons and the Australian animation SANTA’S APPRENTICE.
Elle’s background in cinema exhibition, her creative outlook and attention to detail are vital resources to promote and position each and every film effectively.
Elle is actively involved in the acquisition and development of Becker Film Group titles including MARGIN CALL, THE WORDS, A PLACE FOR ME and the highly anticipated DIANA starring Naomi Watts. She is in attendance at major international film festivals including Festival de Cannes and American Film Market.
Annabel Keen - Marketing & Advertising Manager.
Annabel has over 10 years experience in Australian film distribution. She began her career at Richard Becker’s independent distribution company Dendy Films working on titles including BECOMING JANE, THE WORLD’S FASTEST INDIAN, CANDY, GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK, THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY and DEATH DEFYING ACTS.
Prior to joining Becker Film Group Annabel worked for Village Roadshow giving her insight into the home entertainment market on titles including THE HURT LOCKER, KILLERS, THE REBOUND, THOMAS & FRIENDS, HI-5 and THE WIGGLES.
Annabel’s design background has allowed her hands on involvement in the distribution of over 200 titles. Her creative focus looks for imaginative, both traditional and non-traditional ways to cut through the clutter and deliver product to the market connecting directly with core consumers.