WE ARE YOUR TICKET TO RIDE

Ticket to Ride is committed to making discovery titles with a distinctive quality that stand out from the crowd. We aim to tell original stories from innovative writers and directors  and deliver these stories directly to audiences.

Recent credits include Josh Lawson’s THE LITTLE DEATH and Ben Lucas’s OTHERLIFE. THE LITTLE DEATH premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and won the SxSW Audience award in 2015, it sold in every territory and is being remade in 4 languages. OTHERLIFE staring Jessica De Gouw shot in November 2015, is currently in post-production and will be released by eOne in Australia. Ticket to Ride’s next production, Matt Nable’s THE 1%, will shoot in mid-2016 with WA director Steve McCallum.

 

WHAT WE DO

Finance and Production:  Together with major partners Head Gear Films (UK), Deluxe Australia, and Red Apple Cameras, Ticket to Ride fully finances and co-produces Australian feature films with budgets up to $2.5M. 

Sales and Distribution: Rights management company Ticket to Ride Distribution, based in Perth, holds distribution and sales rights for all Ticket to Ride productions. Ticket to Ride Distribution aims to connect content to audiences on whatever medium they choose, when then choose it.

 

MEET THE TEAM

 

Jamie Hilton

Jamie Hilton heads Ticket to Ride. His theatrical debut was Claire McCarthy's THE WAITING CITY (Joel Edgerton, Radha Mitchell). Recent credits include supernatural thriller BACKTRACK (Adrien Brody, Sam Neill) for writer/director Michael Petroni (THE BOOK THEIF, NARNIA-DAWNTREADER) and hit comedy THE LITTLE DEATH for writer/director/actor Josh Lawson. THE LITTLE DEATH won the SxSW Audience Award in 2015, played TIFF and sold in all major territories. Jamie is currently in post-production on sci-fi OTHERLIFE for director Ben C Lucas and in production on Tim Winton’s BREATH, alongside Mark Johnson (THE NOTEBOOK, BREAKING BAD) and actor/director Simon Baker. Jamie was executive producer on Julia Leigh’s SLEEPING BEAUTY (Cannes Official Competition) and WYRMWOOD for the Roache-Turner brothers. His company See Pictures received Screen Australia Enterprise funding in 2015/16 and has projects in development with Pierre Morel (TAKEN), Stephan Elliott (PRICILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT), Wayne Blair (THE SAPPHIRES), Marcus Nispal (FRIDAY THE 13TH, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE), Peter Cornwell (HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT), Christopher Weekes (MUPPET MAN) and Steve Worland (PAPER PLANES). Jamie was recently featured in Screen International’s ‘Future Leaders’ showcase, has lectured production at the Australian Film School (AFTRS) and the University of Technology, Sydney and runs a mentoring program for emerging producers.

 
 

Michael Pontin

Michael has been with Ticket to Ride since 2013. After studying a B.A. in Media Arts from UTS and an Adv. Dip. in Performance from Actors Centre Australia, Michael produced award winning shorts, TVCs, and viral campaigns. In 2011, while completing a Grad. Dip in Screen Business from AFTRS, Michael produced the online musical ANDY X for Jim Sharman (THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW). On graduation, Michael received the Screen Australia Talent Escalator Program Grant to work in Los Angeles. There he worked with Village Roadshow Pictures and The Gotham Group. Michael was a Co-Producer on Ticket to Ride's first feature THE LITTLE DEATH (Josh Lawson, Bojana Novakovic), and produced his first feature with the second Ticket to Ride movie OTHERLIFE (Jessica De Gouw) directed by Ben C Lucas.

 
 

Sophie Green

Sophie Green runs Ticket to Ride’s Perth office in a management role across acquisitions and business development. Hailing from London, Sophie graduated from Reading University with a 1st class BA (Hons) in film and theatre and later completed a Dip. in Script Development at the National Film and Television School. Sophie previously worked in business affairs for four years at Studiocanal Limited and has extensive roles with leading UK film and television companies including Company Pictures and Qwerty Films. Most recently Sophie worked in development at ScreenWest.