Bold Films is an American independent film production and finance company. Bold was founded in 2004 with the mission of producing talent-driven, studio-quality films, which have worldwide commercial appeal. Bold's first three films were Slingshot, Come Early Morning and Mini's First Time. In 2006 the company had its first hit, producing and financing the Golden Globe nominated period piece Bobby, written and directed by Emilio Estevez. In 2009 Bold produced and released Joe Dante's 3D thriller The Hole, which Roger Ebert called the best use of 3-D ever. In 2010 Bold had its first major studio film Legion, which was co-financed and released by Screen Gems, a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment. In 2011 Bold co-produced and co-financed with OddLot Entertainment the critically acclaimed Drive starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan, for which director Nicolas Winding Refn won the Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival while also receiving accolades from the BAFTA Awards, The Golden Globes and Academy Awards. In 2014 the company garnered worldwide recognition for producing and financing the critically acclaimed films Nightcrawler starring Jake Gyllenhaal, and Whiplash with Blumhouse Productions, which received five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. Other awards nominations for the film include the Spirit Awards, PGA Awards, SAG Awards, and WGA Awards. The company also creates content for television, including the medical drama Black Box for ABC and Dominion which currently airs on Syfy.
In February 2015, Bold Films opened offices in London, England. In 2016, it was announced Bold Films would be developing the superhero project Samaritan, written by Bragi F. Schut.