ShivHans Pictures, founded by producer Shivani Rawat, is a production and finance company creating unique and compelling feature films outside the Hollywood studio model. The company strives to keep the financing process simple in an effort to fully support independent filmmakers and their visions, while collaborating with top-tier talent.
In 2015, ShivHans released its first two films through Bleecker Street: Dan Fogelman’s Danny Collins, featuring an all-star cast including Al Pacino (Golden Globe nominee for Best Actor – Musical or Comedy), Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale, and Christopher Plummer; and Jay Roach’s Trumbo, starring Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren, Diane Lane, John Goodman, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Elle Fanning. Trumbo was nominated for a number of awards including a Best Actor Academy Award nomination for Bryan Cranston as well as SAG Award nominations for Cranston, Mirren, and the entire cast.
In 2016, Bleecker Street released ShivHans’ third film, the critically acclaimed box office hit, Captain Fantastic, starring Viggo Mortensen, Frank Langella, Steve Zahn, and Kathryn Hahn. The film world-premiered at the 2016 Sundance International Film Festival, went on to win the Un Certain Regard Directing Prize for writer/director Matt Ross at the Cannes Film Festival, and won both the Audience Award and Jury Prize at the Deauville Film Festival. Captain Fantastic also garnered Golden Globe and SAG nominations for Mortensen for Best Actor, and a SAG nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
ShivHans Pictures fourth film, The Polka King, a comedy starring Jack Black and Jenny Slate, which made its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival was released as a Netflix Original in January of 2018. The company’s next film, Beirut, a drama starring Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike, was written by Tony Gilroy, directed by Brad Anderson and was released theatrically in April 2018 through Bleecker Street.
Recently, ShivHans Pictures has expanded beyond producing into distribution with two upcoming films co-released with Bleecker Street. First up was Anthony Maras’ Hotel Mumbai, released in March 2019, followed by Brian Banks which was released August 2019 and ShivHans also produced. Hotel Mumbai was directed by Anthony Maras and stars Dev Patel and Armie Hammer; Brian Banks was directed by Tom Shadyac and stars Aldis Hodge and Greg Kinnear.
ShivHans Pictures is currently in post–production on the film Wander Darkly, a magical realism love story about a couple who must navigate the aftermath of a devastating car crash. Directed by Tara Miele, the film stars Sienna Miller and Diego Luna. ShivHans Pictures next production, The Water Man, is about a boy who sets out on a quest to save his ill mother by searching for a mythical figure said to have magical healing powers. Producing alongside Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films, the project will mark the feature directorial debut of David Oyelowo, who also stars in the film.