Vinyl Foote Productions was formed in 2004, as a privately held New York State Corporation, by Jayce and Tiffany Bartok, with the intent of specializing in the development, packaging and distribution of motion pictures and documentaries for global theatrical, television, digital and home entertainment markets, in addition to the production of commercials, new media, and digital content.
Since its inception, Vinyl Foote has made its mark in the independent film world, moving from small critically acclaimed short films like Stricken and Little Pumpkin (SXSW 2009) to feature-length documentaries like Altered By Elvis (available on DVD, iTunes, and screening on TV stations internationally). Vinyl Foote co-founder, Jayce Bartok, recently co-produced and wrote the award-winning feature film, The Cake Eaters (directed by Mary Stuart Masterson), starring Kristen Stewart (Twilight), Aaron Stanford (X-Men), and Bruce Dern (Big Love) and Produced by The 7th Floor and 57th and Irving. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, winning multiple awards, and playing at over 60 film festivals, globally before its theatrical release. Vinyl Foote’s present slate includes the narrative feature films Dream Country, based on the best-selling novel by acclaimed author, Luanne Rice (starring Bill Pullman and Robert Loggia), Fall to Rise (written and directed by Jayce Bartok), Livingston Avenue (directed by Jack Roberts) and Red River, a true crime thriller set in snowy Wisconsin during Christmas.
Vinyl Foote Productions leverages today’s most progressive technology in digital filmmaking while capitalizing on competitive state tax incentives to produce films with high-production values at lower production costs. Strong dramatic storylines with unique twists on successful themes are utilized first and foremost for all films. These storylines and themes, as well as Vinyl Foote’s reputation for quality and consistency, attract A-list actors and crew to their projects, as well as attracting a more diverse and global niche audience in the marketplace for Vinyl Foote’s character driven, off-beat dramas. Vinyl Foote Productions utilizes their combined industry experience to promote and sell their films to the independent and art house markets, seeking traditional methods of distribution at major film festivals, as well as exploring lucrative sales of ancillary rights around the world, self-distribution, and new media markets of digital distribution.
Vinyl Foote’s new SPOT division focuses on commercial, digital content, and new media production utilizing VF’s indie approach to bring production costs down to fit in with your budget. Exploring everything from book trailers, to “how to” videos, to branded content, to commercials for the international market place, SPOT is your destination for all things ad-related. SPOT thinks of creative ways to provide digital content to enhance your online presence and strengthen your social media voice.