A brief history

About Icon.

Icon Film Distribution is a long-standing distributor of acclaimed cinema, including Mel Gibson’s triple Academy Award nominated films Apocalypto, and What Women Want; the Academy Award Nominated Drive starring Ryan Gosling; Academy Award winner Gosford Park with Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Stephen Fry, Charles Dance and Kristin Scott Thomas; Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon; Paul Dano’s directorial debut Wildlife, co-starring Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal; and much-loved family films such as Bridge To Terabithia and Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, starring Natalie Portman and Dustin Hoffman.

2021 saw the latest extension of the Icon brand with the launch of The Icon Film Channel, operating through Amazon Prime Video in the UK, and from January 2022, via a standalone app available through all major aggregators. The subscription based streaming service features a curated platform of more than 400 blockbuster hits, cult-classics and award-wining films, including the Oscar nominated, Spike Lee directed, Malcolm X, starring Denzel Washington; the triple Oscar nominated House Of Sand & Fog, starring Jennifer Connelly and Ben Kingsley; Enigma, with Kate Winslet and Dougray Scott; post-Apocalyptic thriller, The Road, starring Viggo Mortensen; iconic British rom-com with Gwyneth Paltrow, Sliding Doors; 30 Days of Night starring Josh Hartnett; Dan Stevens thriller The Guest; and cult favourite Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.

In addition to showcasing Icon’s finest catalogue releases, the Icon Film Channel also offers exclusive channel premieres for early home viewing, with brand new major titles set to debut on the platform in early 2023 ahead of their theatrical or UK-wide digital release. These eclectic and premium titles include critically acclaimed action-thriller, Project Wolf Hunting, from director Kim Hong Sun; Ip Man: The Awakening, the action-packed origin story of the martial arts legend; tense cat-and-house horror Play Dead from director Patrick Lussier (My Bloody Valentine); fresh possession horror The Curse of Rosalie; and the spectacular live recording of the award-winning West End show, Heathers: The Musical.

Icon Film Distribution’s parent company is KFilm, which also includes UK and international distribution companies, Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment, Kaleidoscope Film Distribution and Platform Entertainment. Collectively, the catalogue is now in excess of 1,500 titles.