Angel Studios Unveils New Theatrical Division to Expand Box Office Experience

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Following Recent Box Office Success with “The Chosen” and the World’s First-Ever Crowdfunded Theatrical Wide Release with "His Only Son," Angel Studios Expands Distribution — Names Brandon Purdie as Vice President of Theatrical Distribution

Provo, Utah ( March 16, 2023 ) -

Angel Studios—the platform empowering creators to crowdfund, create, and then distribute films and TV series globally with full creative control—is announcing the addition of a theatrical releasing team as part of its growing worldwide distribution strategy. Following its recent success with “The Chosen Season 3: Episodes 1 and 2” in theaters and the upcoming theatrical release of “His Only Son,” Angel has tapped theatrical industry veteran Brandon Purdie as VP of Theatrical Distribution. He will join Angel’s Global Distribution team helmed by Jared Geesey.

“Our strategy in the box office is the opposite of traditional Hollywood—we know who our fans are, where they are, and if they are interested in attending before opening weekend simply because we’re having an ongoing conversation. This grassroots-driven approach to theatrical led to our surprise success with The Chosen during Christmas 2022, and we’re going to apply that same approach to a whole series of theatrical campaigns, beginning with ‘His Only Son’ this Easter,” said Jared Geesey Angel’s Senior Vice President of Global Distribution. “That’s why we are tapping the talented Brandon Purdie. Brandon’s well-respected track record of bringing films to theaters and creating box office successes makes him the perfect fit to launch our relationship directly with theatrical exhibitors.”

“No other studio in the history of film or cinema has been more committed to the audience than Angel Studios. Angel now takes that commitment to the big screen and the theatrical window.” said Purdie

Angels Studios distribution is responsible for both North American theatrical and global distribution & licensing of Angel Studios unique, crowd-selected and crowd-owned content. Its next wide release–in theaters March 31 nationwide–is David Helling’s HIS ONLY SON, the dramatic retelling of the story of Abraham and Isaac.

In 2009 Brandon launched Purdie Distribution which led the successful distribution of titles through theatrical and home entertainment releases, Netflix deals, and Walmart distribution agreements. Over Purdie’s 22 year film career, he has released over 75 independent films resulting in an estimated $120,000,000 worldwide.