KIRT EFTEKHAR

CEO and Co-Founder

Kirt founded Area 23a with one mission in mind: to combine his nearly two decades of expertise in producing, financing, and theatrical distribution with vitally important event-driven and issue-based documentaries. Under his direction, award-winning films such as GLEN CAMPBELL...I'LL BE ME achieve critical and commercial success through traditional theatrical distribution, privately-hosted events, and sponsored nationwide tours. In addition, Kirt is the founder of Ocule Films through which he specializes in international sales and production. He has developed and produced projects alongside Forest Whitaker, John Badham, and Bruce Beresford, produced documentaries such as PORN STAR: THE LEGEND OF RON JEREMY, and regularly attends international film markets such as Cannes, MIPTV, and MIPCOM.


RICHARD abramowitz

Co-Founder and Partner

Richard is a founding partner of Area23a and is devoted to the specialized distribution of event-driven and issue-based films, always advocating for unique post-screening components with every event, whether live music, lecture, or panel discussion. In addition, Richard is the CEO and Founder of Abramorama, where he is at the forefront of innovation in the world of independent film distribution and marketing. Abramorama and Area 23a share a personalized, focused approach to film marketing and distribution that bypasses traditional film studios and their methodology, providing valuable distribution alternatives to filmmakers, production companies, and creative content owners. Past projects include: SENNA, THE WAY, PARTICLE FEVER, A MASTER BUILDER, and EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP.