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Ryan Kampe

Ryan Kampe

United States



CNC Jury 2019


In 2005, Ryan founded Visit Films, a leading worldwide boutique film sales company that now has more than 200 titles in its catalogue. 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 speaks on numerous industry panels each year, including for IFP, the Sundance Institute, and the Cannes Producer's Network. He has served on a number of film festival juries around the world. He typically flies over 200,000 miles annually. In his free time, he is an avid surfer and soccer enthusiast. He received a B.A. from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.


company profile

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, Shane Carruth, 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.