In 2000, David Piperni, a sales executive with over 10 years of international television experience, founded Cargo Film & Releasing. The distribution and production company is staffed by an international group of dedicated television and film professionals. Unlike other distributors, Cargo is committed to only certain genres of programming. Specialists at their craft, Cargo personnel aim to establish solid and reliable relationships with like-minded broadcasters, buyers, producers and filmmakers from around the world. We also consider our company to be ?producer-friendly? with representation agreements that are unlike the standard industry agreements in the field.


Cargo Film & Releasing specializes in representing Features, Lifestyle, Reality, Travel, History, Culture and Music & Arts content for the domestic and international marketplace. We attend all major television and film conferences and markets including MIPTV, MIPCOM, NATPE, HOT DOCS, IFP WEEK NY, TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL, SUNDANCE, NEW YORK FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL, TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL, AFM, DISCOP, ATF, IDFA, MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL, EFM, SUNNYSIDE OF THE DOCS and REALSCREEN SUMMIT. We work with projects at every stage of development and production, spending considerable time developing marketing material and locating financing for projects.

We have been involved with equity financing and have raised money via broadcaster commissions, pre-selling international rights and setting up co-productions with respected international production companies. We executive produce many projects in the Cargo catalogue.


TV PRODUCTION: Through its affiliation with production arm ORIGINAL SPIN MEDIA of Toronto, Cargo Film & Releasing has specialized in the production and co-production of documentary content.

INDEPENDENT FILM: Marking the company's entry into independent film, Cargo is a producer of the remake of the French Film, THE RIVER, an urban drama, written by KIM WATSON (HONEY) and co-produced with L.A. based producers SHERRY SIMPSON, RASHIDI HARPER and GEORGE HAMBRICK.