Production Services

In addition to being the industry’s foremost independent distributor of provocative cinema for physical media and digital platforms, Severin Films is also a leading producer of Bonus Features, trailers, music promos, sizzle reels and feature-length documentaries for clients around the world.

Severin co-founders David Gregory and Carl Daft advanced the art of Special Features in the late ‘90s via their VHS/DVD label Exploited on titles that included Todd Phillips’ HATED and Bob Clark’s DEATHDREAM. By the early ‘00s, Gregory was producing dozens of Special Features for Anchor Bay Entertainment, including such landmark featurettes as Swatch Dogs & Diet Coke Heads (HEATHERS), The Wicker Man Enigma (THE WICKER MAN), A Hollywood Life: Remembering Frances (FRANCES), The Joe Spinell Story (MANIAC), Living In Darkness (NEAR DARK), Watching The Alien (THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH) and To the Devil The Death Of Hammer (TO THE DEVIL A DAUGHTER). In 2000, Gregory’s THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE SHOCKING TRUTH became one of the first feature-length documentaries to investigate the controversies and legacies surrounding a genre classic. Meanwhile, Gregory & Daft also began producing/directing breakthrough featurettes for top-selling international DVDs that included REPULSION, TOMMY, DON’T LOOK NOW, BADLANDS and THE DEER HUNTER via their company Blue Underground UK.

Throughout the late ‘90s and early ‘00s, Gregory produced celebrated Extras for Blue Underground U.S. featuring such cinema icons as Roger Corman, Dario Argento, Tim Roth, David Carradine, Larry Cohen, George Romero, Kathryn Bigelow, Mickey Hargitay, David Cronenberg, Franco Nero, Gillian Armstrong, Willem Dafoe, Roger Moore and Udo Kier, as well producing/directing the feature-length documentaries THE GODFATHERS OF MONDO, BAN THE SADIST VIDEOS and IFC’s THE SPAGHETTI WEST.

Since its founding in 2006, Severin has become the industry’s most acclaimed and in demand producers of Bonus Features for international clients that include Criterion, Warner Brothers, MGM, Paramount, MPI/Dark Sky, Umbrella, Second Sight, Arrow, Kino, Shout Factory, Studio Canal, Grindhouse and Vinegar Syndrome for scores of Special Edition Blu-rays such as THE TENANT, VERA DRAKE, MIDNIGHT RUN, BARAKA, COLORS, BECKETT, HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER, BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, MISSISSIPPI BURNING, ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS, EDWARD II, BETTY BLUE, WISEBLOOD, MAGIC, FRITZ THE CAT, STATE OF GRACE, ALLIGATOR, THE NINTH CONFIGURATION and BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS.

Severin has also co-produced the feature films PLAGUE TOWN and THE THEATRE BIZARRE, as well as the award-winning documentaries LOST SOUL: THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY’S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU, BLOOD & FLESH: THE REEL LIFE & GHASTLY DEATH OF AL ADAMSON and MASTER OF DARK SHADOWS: THE GOTHIC WORLD OF DAN CURTIS, as well as Kier-La Janisse’s BLOOD IN THE STREETS: THE QUINQUI FILM PHENOMENON and WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED. In 2019, David Gregory co-produced the Nicolas Cage hit COLOR OUT OF SPACE.

Based in Los Angeles and the UK, Severin Films employs an ongoing team of producers, directors, cinematographers, translators, editors, copywriters, graphic designers and marketing consultants, and regularly works with film/video crews in Italy, UK, Australia, Spain, France, Germany, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and beyond.

To discuss a project, contact us at productionservices@severin-films.com