Intrepid Pictures

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Intrepid Pictures, LLC
IndustryMotion picture
Founded2004; 15 years ago (2004)
  • Trevor Macy
  • Marc D. Evans
United States
Area served

Intrepid Pictures is an American independent film and television production company dedicated to producing elevated commercial content for global mainstream audiences. It was founded in 2004 by Trevor Macy and Marc D. Evans, and is currently based in Santa Monica, California.


Intrepid Pictures was founded in 2004 by founders and co-CEOs Trevor Macy and Marc D. Evans.[1] Currently, Macy serves as the sole CEO. Before Intrepid was created, both Evans and Macy worked at Revolution Studios and Propaganda Films respectively. Evans spent 4 years at Revolution Studios as CFO from 2000 to 2004[2] while Macy spent 2 years as the COO of Propaganda Films and independently produced Auto Focus.[3]

A year after forming the company, Rogue signed a deal with Intrepid to co-produce, co-finance and distribute films with partnership with Universal Studios, Rogue's then-parent company, for five years;[4] the company then debuted with Waist Deep in 2006, which critically flopped but gained $21.35 million worldwide.

After stumbles, the group broke through with The Strangers. In May 2012 FilmDistrict acquired the film rights to what would become Oculus.[5] Soon after, the film released on April 11, 2013, to commercial and critical success, earning $44 million over a $5 million budget and received positive reviews. On June 2015, Los Angeles Media Fund co-funded The Bye Bye Man, which originated from a script by Jonathan Penner[6] with STX Entertainment acquiring the film in December.[7]

Intrepid's most notable recent releases are the critically acclaimed films Hush, Before I Wake and Gerald's Game, all with frequent Intrepid collaborator, Mike Flanagan.

Currently, Intrepid is in post-production on the Paramount Players horror thriller Eli directed by Ciarán Foy.

In January 2018, Intrepid and Macy announced their involvement in Doctor Sleep, the sequel to the iconic horror film The Shining, for Warner Brothers.[8]

In February 2011, Melinda Nishioka was hired as a Coordinator, and as of September 2016 is the new Vice President of Development.[9]


Year Title Release date Box office (USD)
Budget Gross
2006 Waist Deep June 23, 2006 N/A $21.4 million
The Return November 10, 2006 $15 million $12 million
2007 The Hitcher January 19, 2007 N/A $25.4 million
Balls of Fury August 29, 2007 N/A $41.1 million
2008 Doomsday March 14, 2008 $20 million $22.2 million
The Strangers May 30, 2008 $9 million $82.4 million
2012 The Raven April 27, 2012 $26 million $29.6 million
The Cold Light of Day September 7, 2012 $20 million $16.9 million
2013 Crush April 9, 2013 $1.2 million $8.1 million
2014 Oculus April 11, 2014 $5 million $44 million
2016 Hush April 8, 2016 $1 million N/A
2017 The Bye Bye Man January 13, 2017 $7.4 million $24.5 million
Dobaara: See Your Evil June 2, 2017 N/A N/A
Gerald's Game September 29, 2017 N/A N/A
2018 Before I Wake January 5, 2018 N/A $3.3 million
2019 Eli October 18, 2019 N/A N/A
Doctor Sleep November 8, 2019 N/A N/A



  1. ^ "Intrepid Pictures, LLC: Private Company Information - Businessweek". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Marc D. Evans: Executive Profile & Biography - Businessweek". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Trevor Macy: Executive Profile & Biography - Businessweek". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  4. ^ Goldstein, Gregg (December 16, 2005). "Intrepid makes Rogue films". The Hollywood Reporter.
  5. ^ McNary, Dave (16 May 2012). "FilmDistrict lands 'Oculus' horror film". Variety. Retrieved 24 September 2016 – via Penske Media Corporation.
  6. ^ Barton, Steve (23 June 2015). "Survivor Star Jonathan Penner Brings Forth The Bye Bye Man". Dread Central. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  7. ^ Busch, Anita (4 November 2015). "STX Says Hello To Horror Flick 'The Bye Bye Man'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 25 September 2016 – via Penske Media Corporation.
  8. ^ Jr, Mike Fleming (2018-01-26). "Mike Flanagan To Helm Stephen King's 'The Shining' Sequel 'Doctor Sleep'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  9. ^ "Intrepid PIctures". Intrepid Pictures. Retrieved 24 September 2016.