The 2017 AFM…. Was a great success, the company’s goal was to come back to Vancouver with a movie deal and that goal was achieved. Runaway Pictures and Absolute Independence will co produce a Physiological thriller “Ambers Decent” the $100,000 production to be shot in BC interior. Happy to report that funding is in place and Pre production starts in January 2018 and Shooting begins April 2018

Runaway Pictures is excited to work with Absolute Independence, Micheal Bafaro and Don Knodel.

Runaway Pictures & Absolute Independence
Screenplay by –  Micheal Bafaro
Executive Producer – TB Mason
Director – Micheal Bafaro
Producer – Don Knodel
Producer – Rajan Paul


Runaway Pictures and its Producers will be front and center at this year’s 2017 AFM. Our team will be well represented by Troy Mason, Rajan Paul, Maritima Carlson and Laurie McLay. Also joining us will be the Vineyard’s director Matt Eskandari.

This year’s Runaway portfolio included our premier feature film Vineyard and we are proud to present our association with Ian Nsenga Productions and his current project “Another Place”.

Runaway Pictures 2017 / 2018 feature film portfolio represents three Horror, three Comedies, two CGI animated and a Political Thriller.

The American Film Market (AFM) is a film industry event held each year at the beginning of November in Santa Monica, California. More than 8,000 people attend the eight-day annual event to network and to sell, finance and acquire films. Participants come from more than 70 countries and include acquisition and development executives, agents, attorneys, directors, distributors, festival directors, financiers, film commissioners, producers, writers, etc. Founded in 1981, the AFM is a marketplace for the film business, where unlike a film festival, production and distribution deals are the main focus of the participants.

The AFM is held in Santa Monica at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel and the Le Merigot Beach Hotel.

The American Film Market uses all 15 movie theatres on Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade (and in the surrounding community) and builds nine high definition screening rooms to accommodate 700 screenings of over 400 films (often world or U.S. premieres). The films shown are ones seeking theatrical and television distribution.

The AFM is produced by the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), the trade association representing the world’s producers and distributors of independent motion pictures and television programs.