Ari Harrison

General Manager
Umbrella Entertainment, Sanctuary Pictures, Brollie Entertainment
Country (Address)
Ari Harrison is the General Manager of Umbrella Entertainment and the Director and Owner of Sanctuary Pictures Pty Ltd and Brollie Entertainment Pty Ltd.

As one of Australia’s leading independent film distributors, Umbrella manages rights for film content spanning multiple platforms, including Theatrical, VOD, Home Entertainment, TV and Ancillary.

In his role as the company’s General Manager, Ari is across all of these areas, with specific emphasis on determining the financial and artistic viability of both local and international productions for theatrical release.

Ari is an Executive and Co-Producer on various Australian and New Zealand feature films including upcoming; THE MOOGAI (Sundance 2024), WE BURY THE DEAD (Shooting Feb 2024), I, OBJECT (Shooting Jan 2024) and previous releases; TALK TO ME (Sundance 2023), THE SURVIVAL OF KINDNESS (Berlin 2023), YOULL NEVER FIND ME (Tribeca Midnight 2023) among others.
Ari has been involved in the development, financing, production and distribution of all titles as an Executive Producer.

Ari is also the director of the ANZ AVOD streaming service Brollie, that launched November 2023.
Ari Harrison
What we're looking for from Ready, Steady, Pitch!


Umbrella Entertainment is looking for Theatrical Australian and New Zealand films for all rights distribution.

Finding recent success from the releases of films such as Talk To Me, You’ll Never Find Me, Birdeater and various other Horror and Thriller related films - we are always very interested in these genres.

We are very much creative and production lead by our decisions and have films upcoming in the comedy, adventure, war, rom-com and family genres as well.

We are especially interested in films produced, written and directed by underrepresented groups such as First Nations (The Moogai), LGBTQ+ (T Blockers) Female Filmmakers (Run Rabbit Run) and Neuro-Diverse teams (Shadow).

We pride ourselves on long standing relationships and hope that we can work on many features together and not just the first. We can assist in various production capacities to help get the film made.

We are happy and open to budgets from AUD$500k to $15m.

We are not interested in any TV Series.

We are selective on documentaries, but especially interested in First Nations documentaries.