Internationally established producer Dave Valleau founded South Creek Pictures in April of 2011 with a primary focus to develop and produce high quality feature film and television production for the global marketplace. Utilizing well-established relationships with representatives of the World’s most respected writers, directors and actors, the company has access to some of the most commercial and successful talent in the industry. South Creek Pictures is a vertically integrated company able to develop, finance, produce and deliver feature film and television productions to compete at an international level. South Creek also has strategic partnerships with international financiers and distributors, enabling the company to finance a majority of a film’s budget outside of US distribution. Well versed and experienced in producing and structuring complicated international co-productions, South Creek Pictures is developing a slate of projects for the global market.
Valleau brings over 15 years of broad and valuable experience, having worked in various capacities from managing a $500,000,000 German media fund in early 2000 to becoming a partner in Infinity Features with William Vince in 2004, where they financed and produced more than 10 films together over the course of 10 years with budgets totaling over $150,000,000. Capote was the most notable of these films, which was nominated for 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture winning Best Actor for Philip Seymour Hoffman’s performance. During his time at Infinity, Valleau was integral to the production and financing of numerous high quality features including runaway independent hit, SAVED!, the box office comedy smash, Just Friends, starring Ryan Reynolds, and psychological thriller, Shattered, starring Pierce Brosnan, Maria Bello, and Gerard Butler. In 2007, Valleau executive produced the sci-fi thriller PUSH, shot in Hong Kong, directed by Paul McGuigan and stars Chris Evans, Dakota Fanning and Djimon Hounsou. In 2008, Valleau completed Terry Gilliam’s adventure fantasy, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. The Canada-UK co-production was shot in London and Vancouver starring Heath Ledger, Christopher Plummer, Tom Waits, Andrew Garfield, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law. The film premiered at the Cannes Festival as a special presentation in 2009 and is one of Telefilm Canada’s top grossing Canadian films of all time, having grossed over 63M Worldwide.
South Creek has recently completed production on it’s latest feature, Lavender, with award winning writer/director Ed Gass-Donnelly (Small Town Murder Songs) starring Abbie Cornish (Limitless), Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend’s Wedding) and Justin Long (Die Hard) which will be released theatrically later this year and had its World premiere at the TriBeCa International Film Festival in New York and screened at several other internationally renowned festivals. South Creek’s first film, The Entitled, was released by Anchor Bay and eOne Entertainment. The film stars Ray Liotta, Kevin Zegers, Victor Garber and Tatiana Maslany and was one of the top 20 rented and downloaded movies on itunes for months after its release. South Creek’s second film, Reasonable Doubt, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Dominic Cooper was released theatrically by Lions Gate and sold out all rights internationally. Valleau also executive produced the acclaimed pre-school series Scout and the Gumboot Kids for Kids’ CBC, which is currently in production for Season 2.
Valleau is producing a slate of projects in various stages of production and development including; The Hamptons, with writer/director Austin Chick (August) starring Academy Award Winner, JK Simmons (Whiplash), action revenge pic, The Hunted, by Kaare Andrews, romantic thriller Siren helmed by Jeremiah Chechik (The Avengers), family fantasy film Gabriel’s Clock, based on the best-selling novel, as well as the epic drama The Saltwater Decision, which will be directed by Christine Jeffs (Sunshine Cleaning). South Creek has multi-picture financing deals in place with German media conglomerate Bavariapool, financier Paradox Studios and AMBI Distribution, based out of Los Angeles. South Creek also has strategic partnerships in Hong Kong, China and the United Kingdom to maximize soft money structures and mitigate financial risk. Valleau was recently named by Variety magazine as one of the Canadian Producer’s to watch.← BackNext →