Based in Brooklyn, NY, Visit Films is a world sales company specializing in daring and original work from diverse filmmakers all around the globe. Visit represents Oscar-nominated and award winning films from the world's top festivals, including Cannes, Berlin, Sundance, Rotterdam, Toronto, SXSW, Tribeca, and many more. With years of extensive expertise and a catalog of 200+ titles, Visit understands what it takes to navigate today's constantly evolving market. As one of the only true worldwide sales companies with a strong presence in the American market handling sales to N. America, the company is able to strategize and plan for coordinated worldwide releases. Visit works on films in all stages from development to completion and licenses to theatrical distributors, DVD/digital outlets, and broadcasters. Additionally, the company works with hundreds of festivals and non-theatrical screening venues each year to program its slate of titles. Visit has helped to launch some of today's most talented and innovative filmmakers, including the Safdie brothers, David Robert Mitchell, Eliza Hittman, and Kogonada, while continuing to cultivate relationships with steadfast auteurs such as Werner Herzog, Harmony Korine, Josephine Decker, and the Duplass brothers. Visit Films is also the parent company for US based distributor Monument Releasing and the feature and documentary development incubator Pretty ____ Ideas.

The Team

Ryan Kampe

In 2005, Ryan founded Visit Films, a leading worldwide boutique film sales company that now has more than 200 titles in its catalog. Since then, he has continued to build the portfolio of the company by opening Monument Releasing, a New York-based distribution company, and Pretty ____ Ideas, an LA-based development and incubation company. Prior to starting Visit Films, Ryan spent a number of years in International Distribution at Focus Features. Earlier in his career, he worked in physical production in New York City on numerous film and TV productions. With Visit Films, he has been responsible for the acquisition, worldwide sales and development of a number of important American independent and international films that have premiered at and won numerous prizes in all of the major film festivals, such as Cannes, Sundance, Berlin, Venice and Toronto. He has worked with filmmakers as diverse as Harmony Korine, Werner Herzog, the Duplass Brothers, Rolf de Heer, Joe Swanberg, Valerie Donzelli, Josephine Decker and David Robert Mitchell. In addition to many Gotham and Independent Spirit Award winning titles, he recently worked on Tanna, an Oscar nominated film from Australia. Ryan has also consulted for Sundance Channel Global on the acquisitions of over 120 titles per year.

Ryan Kampe
President
Lydia Rodman

Lydia has been active in independent film since graduating from NYU, where she earned high honors for her studies in history and documentary film. After a year abroad studying cinema in Buenos Aires, Argentina and documentary film in Havana, Cuba, she began working as a researcher, production associate and outreach coordinator for independent documentary film production companies. She later lived in Berlin, conceiving and coordinating various cinematic experiences, filmmaking courses, and networking events for the Berlin International Film Festival and the Raindance Film Festival. Lydia returned to New York to serve as the associate producer of the 2013 and 2014 Gotham Independent Film Awards, continuing to produce events for the independent film community through the Independent Filmmaker Project and the UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art.

Lydia Rodman
Director Of Sales
Jake Riley-Hunte

Jake Riley-Hunte graduated from Kingston University with a first class honours Bachelors Degree in Film Studies before attending the National Film & Television School, obtaining a Masters Degree in producing. His highly acclaimed graduation film Sweet Maddie Stone, starring Jessica Barden, won the Grand Prix award at Encounters Film Festival in 2016 and enjoyed a successful festival run thereafter. Upon graduating, Jake joined Bankside Films in 2015 under Hilary Davis and Stephen Kelliher. During his five years there, Jake helped evaluate projects for acquisitions and licensed the Bankside Films slate to partners around the world.

Jake Riley-Hunte
Director of Acquisitions
Jerry Li

Born in Shanghai, Jerry began working in marketing and publicity in various industries following his graduation from NYU with a double degree in Economics and Cinema Studies. Before joining Visit Films in 2014, he worked for companies including NBC, Left of Frame Pictures, Pensa, Open Air Publishing, CityBuzz, and NYU. In addition, he has worked on feature films, commercials, and music videos, as well as writing and directing short films.

Jerry Li
Senior Director of Marketing and Publicity
Tarek Shoukri

Tarek is a graduate of Brown University, where he studied History and Urban Studies and developed his passion for independent film. During his undergraduate career, he served as the Associate Director of the Ivy Film Festival, the world's largest student-run student film festival, and founded the Brown University Film Forum, a weekly film screening series dedicated to showing great films from a wide range of cultures, time periods, and genres. Since moving to New York, Tarek has held programming and editorial positions at the Tribeca Film Festival and Indiewire, respectively.

Tarek Shoukri
Assistant Director Of Festivals & Non-Theatrical
Miakoda Gale

Originally from Charlottesville, VA, Mia got a BFA in Film Production at Emerson College before moving to NYC in 2012. She worked in production for several years, including jobs on indie features, commercials, live events, and reality television (most notably as a producer on Food Network's Chopped), before her interest in film sales and distribution brought her to Visit in 2018.

Miakoda Gale
Sales Coordinator
Dan Dragicevich

Dan grew up in Sutton, MA, and graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in screenwriting. After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to work at Point.360, one of the leading post production mastering companies in the industry. There, he worked with a variety of content - from flagship TV shows for Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+, to blockbuster features and Oscar-winning gems. Looking to immerse himself in the independent film world, Dan left Los Angeles in 2020 and moved to Brooklyn to work at Visit Films.

Dan Dragicevich
Materials Coordinator
Interns

We love our interns and they are always fabulous people. If you stop by the office, feel free to get to know them.

Interns