About Us

Vancouver based Axel Pictures is a successful independent film company, producing cutting edge and critically acclaimed and profitable entertainment. In addition to acquiring the rights to several pictures, Company President and screenwriter Christian Piers Betley has a slate of pictures, to be developed through the company - some designed as vehicles for up and coming talent.

Axel Pictures has produced its first project, Dark Hearts, which completed shooting in May 2011 in Los Angeles. Lucas Till, Kyle Schmid, Sonja Kinski, Rachel Blanchard and Juliet Landau have joined the cast of the independent noir thriller. Supporting cast includes Goran Visnjic and Richard Edson.

Written by Christian Piers Betley and directed by Rudolf Buitendach, the film's story revolves around young, struggling artist Colson. When he finds his muse in sultry singer Fran, their daring romance spirals out of control into a dangerous game of deception and betrayal. Dark Hearts is a visually explicit story and the characters are strong and complex.

The company is also tackling stories based on real life events including Wings of Fire, the extraordinary life of the British racing driver Richard Seaman, whose meteoric rise from relative obscurity to become one of the fastest drivers in the world, eventually led to the ultimate sacrifice - his life in exchange for his quest for greatness. Wings of Fire is currently in development with Axel Pictures, to be produced by Tim Van Rellim

In Development:

Axel Pictures Inc is teaming up with RJ Sauer c/o Brudder Productions on the sailing drama entitled Forsaken, which is the true story of sailor Pete Goss's remarkable adventure to save fellow competitor Raphael Dinelli after his boat capsized in the southern oceans whilst racing the toughest sailing race on earth.