Who is the A24?  The independent studio behind Everything Everywhere All at Once

Who is the A24? The independent studio behind Everything Everywhere All at Once

Who is the A24?  The independent studio behind Everything Everywhere All at Once

    (Getty Images for SXSW)

(Getty Images for SXSW)

An A24 production stamp is usually a good sign of independent excellence for any new feature.

And their latest quirky hit “Everything Everywhere All at Once” is no exception, surpassing $ 100 million in tickets sold globally.

With an impressive roster of cult productions, the company’s exciting reputation extends to the unexpected twists of its insane roster of craft shows.

From various acquisitions to risky originals, that’s what A24 is all about.

How did A24 start?

New York City saw the early beginnings of this joint venture, which was launched as a film distribution company in 2013.

Daniel Katz, David Fenkel and John Hodges each brought their own author’s acumen into this speculative venture.

Their directing – and location – was far from the mainstream, with around a quarter of their films to date being second-year directors or those returning to A24 for a second time.

Although their first bet in 2013, “A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III” didn’t necessarily pay off, that same year they hit the jackpot with “Spring Breakers”.

Budding success was found through gems purchased at the Sundance Film Festival.

Later, their first feature “Moonlight” won the Best Picture award at 89th Oscar awards in 2017.

Speaking to the Washington Post, director Barry Jenkins said, “The most important thing that struck me – and the reason I was so ready to do ‘Moonlight’ – was that I always felt that the directors’ voices could be heard. in their films.

“That’s why everyone says, ‘I know what an A24 movie is, but no A24 movie is like any other.'”

While the minds behind A24 remained in relative obscurity, John Hodges is known to have left the core team in 2018 for Jax Media, the producers of “Emily in Paris”.

What are the most successful films of A24?

The most eye-catching titles include Great Gerwig’s Lady Bird (2017) and Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade (2018), both with a 99% approval rating, the highest on Rotten Tomatoes.

A24 broke its own records in 2022 when “Everything Everywhere All at Once” surpassed Ari Aster’s Hereditary as the highest-grossing film in the world.

The company also made history with diversity, making room for Asian stories and protagonists in their films.

Minari’s Youn Yuh Jung won Best Supporting Actress in 2021, making her the first Korean actress to win an Oscar.

Awkwafina (née Nora Lum) also reached an important milestone as the first Asian-American to win Best Actress at the 2020 Golden Globes for A24’s “The Farewell”.

What are A24 vibrations?

A24 is a studio, a brand and, above all, an atmosphere.

Although the phrase has been used colloquially to describe films with a distinct aesthetic (think extravagant aspect ratio and moody color grading), it also describes the confidence of young filmmakers forging their own path.

The commercialized “vibe” describes unconventional marketing tactics, such as launching zines and podcasts, which bypass the usual Hollywood poster approach.

The merchandise is just as creative, with hot dog gloves and an auditor of the month trophy candle from Michelle Yeoh’s blockbuster movie.

Given that the studio has given the go-ahead for shipping to the UK, this could be a sign for the worldwide distribution of their films and brand, allowing A24 to exist everywhere (all at once).

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