John Sloss co-founded Producers Distribution Agency in 2010 to offer an alternative theatrical distribution model for unique films in a constantly changing marketplace. PDA's initial distribution effort, the Banksy street-art documentary "Exit Through the Gift Shop," was both a commercial and critical success. The film is one of the top 40 highest grossing documentaries of all time, was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature, won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary, and received numerous other awards, including a BAFTA.
PDA's other documentary releases to date are "Senna" and "Brooklyn Castle." "Senna," based on the life of the Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna, won the World Cinema Documentary Audience Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, as well as two BAFTAs. "Brooklyn Castle" was one of the most critically acclaimed films of 2012, receiving rave reviews from The New York Times, The LA Times and Salon, among others.
PDA also released Emilio Estevez’ "The Way," in partnership with ARC Entertainment. The film was one of the indie financial success stories of 2011, grossing nearly $4.5MM at the North American box office. In fall 2013, PDA released the viral Sundance hit Escape From Tomorrow.