RESPECT FILMS was founded in 2008 by childhood friends Patrick Meaney and Jordan Rennert. Over a decade in operation, the company has built a strong reputation in the indie filmmaking world, producing eight feature films have played at festivals around the world, and been released on Netflix, Hulu, Starz, Amazon Prime and other prominent VOD outlets.
The company's most most recent project was The Brink Of, an indie music romance that has played festivals across the country and won several awards for Best Feature Film. The team has partnered with music publisher AMR for an upcoming 2023 release.
Their previous project was House of Demons, a mind bending psychedelic horror film that was hailed as “impressive...sure to delight indie horror audiences everywhere” by the Huffington Post. Unseen Films said that House of Demons “is a gem... it will end up a touchstone film for many people for years to come.” The film was distributed by Smith Global Media/Sony Home Entertainment in 2018, and is currently streaming on Amazon Prime and Tubi.
In addition to narrative work, Respect Films is the definitive documentarian in the world of comic books. Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods, Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously, The Image Revolution and Chris Claremont's X-Men dive into the stories behind the stories of the biggest creators and events in comic book history. For this work, they won the Best Documentary award at the Comic-Con International Film Festival.
In addition to film projects, company has worked extensively with major brands on a variety of projects, including Lenovo, ESPN, Comedy Central, Ring, Tongal and more.
Respect Films projects have played at film festivals and comic conventions around the world, including the Napa Valley Film Festival, Helsinki International Film Festival, Revelation Perth International Film Festival, Leeds International Film Festival, Belfast Film Festival, as well as San Diego Comic-Con and New York Comic-Con.