Rialto launches Galaxy Pictures with UK’s Vertigo

Liam and Luke Hemsworth in 'land of the Bad'

Distributor Rialto has teamed up with the UK’s Vertigo Releasing to launch Galaxy Pictures, formalising a partnership that has been responsible for the release of 120 films across the past three years.

Specialising in “broad-appeal, star-driven commercial pictures that cater to consumers attuned to an increasingly digital landscape”, the Australia and New Zealand-based venture’s 2024 release slate includes Will Eubank’s action thriller Land of Bad and Adam Cooper’s crime thriller Sleeping Dogs, both of which were shot in Australia, along with Oz Perkins’ Longlegs, Justin Routt’s Armoured, Kim Burdon’s The Canterville Ghost, Tran Anh Hung’s The Taste of Things, and James Ashcroft’s The Rule of Jenny.

Rialto and Vertigo have previously collaborated on Renny Harlin’s The Misfits, Jose Zelada and Richard Claus’s Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon, Mark Williams’ Honest Thief, Joe Carnahan’s Boss Level, Kim Hagen Jensen’s Dreambuilders, and Edward Drake’s Cosmic Sin. Overall, their partnership has achieved more than $12 million across the three-year-period.

Rialto founder and CEO Kelly Rogers said Rialto was pleased to bring its association with Vertigo forward.

“We are delighted to formalise what is an amazing relationship with the best guys imaginable, who share our passion for film, and excitement in meeting the needs of this ever-evolving industry,” she said.

Vertigo Releasing CEO Rupert Preston agreed, noting there were “exciting times ahead”.

“We’ve released some cracking movies with Kelly and the team in the last three years and with our strongest slate yet it’s absolutely the right time to launch Galaxy Pictures,” he said.