Our Approach

Story Before Message

We’re passionate about storytelling. Stories provide a common ground between people of all different points of view. And, while a good message is a key ingredient to a good story, overpowering messages can really ruin the taste. At Riot, we strive to let the story come first so that the audience has the enjoyment of uncovering the meaning behind it.

Questions Before Answers

We believe that answers, even the right answers, are of little use without a full understanding of the questions behind them. We make movies about learning to ask the right questions in the right way.

Honoring Stakeholders

Riot is committed to seeking the maximum return on all that’s been invested into us by God, friends, fans, family, and financiers. To honor these stakeholders, we pursue excellence in artistry, business, entertainment, and character.

Industry Improvement

We’re thrilled to be on the forefront of developing a new kind of independent film industry. Riot is creating innovative tools and methods that will have a positively disruptive, industry-wide impact.

Above All, Authenticity

Riot is a voice of authenticity in an industry that’s so often full of fluff. We’ll never pretend to be perfect, because we probably couldn’t fool anyone anyway. Honesty is the best policy, especially in art.