“Sound of Freedom”’s Angel Studios Selects Mica for Film Distribution

Angel Studios has selected Mica from film industry solutions leader, Vista Group, as its new cloud-based film distribution platform.
Auckland, NZ ( January 12, 2024 ) -

Angel Studios has selected Mica from Vista Group, the global leader in technology solutions for the film industry, as its new cloud-based film distribution platform.

“Mica is a trusted partner as we grow our footprint at Angel Studios,” said Brandon Purdie, Head of Theatrical for Angel Studios. “Their innovative system has enabled us to focus on building relationships and bringing stories to market that amplify light, knowing that our distribution process is in very capable hands.”

As a cloud-based film distribution solution, Mica is well-positioned to support Angel Studios across these territories and efficiently accommodate their geographically decentralised team. Leveraging the benefits of SaaS and decades of innovation from the MaccsCore legacy solution, Mica streamlines the entire distribution process, from planning and booking to invoicing and analytics.

This partnership was formed off the back of Angel Studios’ “Sound of Freedom” success. Onboarded weeks before Angel Studios’ follow-up release, “After Death”, this partnership was formed at an opportune time for both parties. “After Death” opened at over 2,600 venues, grossing over $7M in its first week, with all bookings and subsequent holdovers managed within Mica.

Along with migrating existing bookings from their previous system, Mica used existing integrations with Digital Cinema United and Deluxe via MaccsDCHub platform to handle seamless ordering of all Content and Keys. Electronic box office reporting, provided by MaccsBox for over 2000 venues, eliminated the need for any manual entry of Box Office information for bookings.

“We’re thrilled to welcome the Angel Studios team aboard our Mica platform,” says Simon Burton, Chief Film Officer at Vista Group. “Our team continue to raise the bar with the features provided in Mica, illustrated by a company of Angel Studios’ scale joining our platform. Looking ahead, we’ll continue providing efficiencies to our customers as we integrate Mica with other platforms across Vista Group.”

About Vista Group International
Vista Group International Ltd (Vista Group) is a public company, founded in New Zealand in 1996 and listed on both the New Zealand and Australian stock exchanges in 2014 (NZX & ASX: VGL). Vista Group is a global leader in providing tech solutions to the international film industry. With brands including Vista, Veezi, Movio, Numero, Maccs, Flicks and Powster, Vista Group’s expertise covers cinema management software; loyalty, moviegoer engagement and marketing; film distribution software; box office reporting; creative studio solutions; and the Flicks movie, cinema and streaming website and app.

About Angel Studios
Angel Studios is the home of stories that amplify light. Through the Angel Guild, tens of thousands of investors choose which titles the studio will next distribute. Angel Studios allows filmmakers and audiences to form passionate communities around their creative projects, making the story behind the story as important as the final project itself. “The Chosen” and “Dry Bar Comedy” — two of Angel Studios’ originals — have earned billions of views around the world, and now “Sound of Freedom” has become a global box-office hit. Learn more at Angel.com.