Rollercoaster Entertainment Inc. (“REI”) is a media company that develops, finances, packages, produces and arranges distribution for high quality proprietary and third party film and television programming for the domestic and international marketplace. REI’s business involves the ongoing arranging of production cost and/or rights financing for feature films and television series productions. REI is a Telefilm approved CDN distributor.
REI is an Ontario corporation formed in May, 2009 with Nova Scotia registration as of July, 2013. The management and directors are President, Bryon Sievert, (CA) and director Joshua Howsam. Gary Howsam provides management consulting and executive producer services for the company.
REI has been involved as producer and/or financier/distributor with feature films; Casino Jack (2009), starring Kevin Spacey, Barry Pepper, Kelly Preston and Jon Lovitz, The Big Bang (2010), starring Antonio Banderas and Sam Elliott, Conduct Unbecoming (2010), starring Maury Chaykin and Michael Ironside, The Truth (2011), with Andy Garcia, Forest Whitaker, Deborah Kara Unger, Kim Coates and Eva Longoria, Compulsion (2012), with Heather Graham, Kevin Dillon and Carrie-Anne Moss, Split Decision (2012), starring Brendan Fraser and Dominic Purcell, Swearnet (2013), starring “Trailer Park Boys” Robb Wells, JP Tremblay and Mike Smith, Pride of Lions (2013), starring Bo Svenson, Margot Kidder, and Lou Gossett Jr., the Spanish co-production, The Returned (2013), starring Emily Hampshire, Kris Holden-Reid and Shawn Doyle, A Fighting Man (2014), starring Dominic Purcell, James Caan, Famke Janssen and Lou Gossett Jr. and Forsaken (2016), starring Kiefer Sutherland, Donald Sutherland and Demi Moore.
In television, REI executive produced and arranged financing for Trailer Park Boys: Season 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Trailer Park Boys Out of the Park Europe series and Out of the Park USA series, Trailer Park Boys Xmas Special, Trailer Park Boys Community Service Special, Swearnet & Friends Special, Drunk High and Unemployed Special and Trailer Park Boys Animated Series Season 1, all of which starred, were written and produced by Mike Smith, John Paul Tremblay and Robb Wells.