Indie Companies: Oscilloscope Laboratories, Major Distributor of Women Directors

Oscilloscope Laboratories is a film production and distribution entity launched in 2008 by Adam Yauch of Beastie Boys.

Yauch modeled the company after the indie record labels he grew up around, choosing films and releasing them with the same artistic integrity with which they were made.

The company, an extension of Yauch’s recording studio, has an in-house DVD distribution and production arm, and its paper packaging is reminiscent of the heyday of LP record jackets.

Previous and current releases include:

Lynne Ramsay’s Golden Globe-nominated WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN starring Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly;

Marshall Curry’s Oscar-nominated IF A TREE FALLS: A STORY OF THE EARTH LIBERATION FRONT;

Oren Moverman’s Oscar-nominated THE MESSENGER starring Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson;

Kelly Reichardt’s MEEK’S CUTOFF starring Michelle Williams;

Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson’s SAMSARA;

Todd Berger’s IT’S A DISASTER, starring David Cross, Julia Stiles, and America Ferrara;

Andrew Dosunmu’s Sundance-winning MOTHER OF GEORGE

; Martha Shane and Lana Wilson’s AFTER TILLER;

Lotfy Nathan’s 12 O’CLOCK BOYS;

Dan Krauss’s THE KILL TEAM;

James Byrkit’s COHERENCE;

Jeff Preiss’s LOW DOWN;

Florian Habicht’s PULP: A FILM ABOUT LIFE, DEATH AND SUPERMARKETS;

Joel Potrykus’s BUZZARD;

Maxime Giroux’s FELIX AND MEIRA;

Daniel Wolfe’s CATCH ME DADDY;

Anna Muylaert’s THE SECOND MOTHER;

Alice Rohrwacher’s THE WONDERS;

rereleases of Manfred Kirchheimer’s STATIONS OF THE ELEVATED

Charlie Ahearn’s JAMEL SHABAZZ STREET PHOTOGRAPHER;

David Evans’s WHAT OUR FATHERS DID: A NAZI LEGACY;

Dan Berk and Robert Olsen’s BODY;

Javier Fuentes-Leon’s THE VANISHED ELEPHANT;

Ciro Guerra’s Oscar-nominated EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT;

Rerelease of Kelly Reichardt’s debut feature RIVER OF GRASS;

Nicolas Steiner’s ABOVE AND BELOW;

Piero Messina’s L’ATTESA;

Julio Medem’s MA MA;

Anna Rose Holmer’s THE FITS;

Rosemary Myers’s GIRL ASLEEP;

Joel Potrykus’s THE ALCHEMIST COOKBOOK;

Anna Biller’s THE LOVE WITCH;

Sophia Takal’s ALWAYS SHINE;

Ceyda Torun’s KEDI;

Bill Ross and Turner Ross’s CONTEMPORARY COLOR.

Upcoming releases include:

Asaph Polonsky’s ONE WEEK AND A DAY;

Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon’s LOST IN PARIS;

Valérie Müller and Angelin Preljocaj’s POLINA;

Carla Simón’s SUMMER 1993.