Film Desk was founded by Jacob Perlin in 2008. The company’s mission is to introduce, or re-introduce, international classics to audiences through theatrical releases and DVD distribution.

Film Desk’s first theatrical release was the North American premiere of Philippe Garrel’s I Can No Longer Hear the Guitar, originally released in France in 1991, but never previously released theatrically on these shores. Other US premiere theatrical releases from the Film Desk include Michelangelo Antonioni’s Le Amiche and Alain Cavalier’s Le Combat dans L’ile.

Some of Film Desk’s theatrical re-releases, in new 35mm prints, include Francois Truffaut’s Wild Child and Small Change, and Charles Chaplin’s Monsieur Verdoux. Currently Film Desk is releasing Jean-Luc Godard’s Every Man for Himself.

Prior to Zero Bridge, Film Desk has released one other new film, The Windmill Movie, the debut feature by Alexander Olch.