Start Motion Pictures


Start Motion Pictures LLC is the content production division of Start Media LLC. Start Motion Pictures produces and finances films targeting the highest end of the independent film business, with a particular focus on projects with global appeal. Start Motion Pictures was co-founded by Michael Maher and Ben Browning as Wayfare Entertainment in 2008 before it was absorbed into Start Media in 2013.

Start is currently producing and financing Jon Spaihts' PASSENGERS with Sony Pictures Entertainment, and producing Disney's THE GRAVEYARD BOOK to be directed by Ron Howard and based on the multi-award winning book by Neil Gaiman.

Start recently financed and produced the critically acclaimed sci-fi thriller EUROPA REPORT, which was released worldwide in late 2013; SANCTUM, the 3D cave-diving adventure co-produced with James Cameron and released through Universal Pictures that has grossed over $110 million; Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck's IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY, starring Zach Galifianakis and released through Focus Features; and Academy Award winner Neil Jordan’s multi-award winning ONDINE, starring Colin Farrell.

Start Motion Pictures cannot accept unsolicited material.


Sep 20, 2016
The full trailer for PASSENGERS hits and it's gorgeous!
Sep 20, 2016
Watch the First Trailer for Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt’s ‘Passengers’
Apr 13, 2016
‘Passengers’ First Peek: Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt Get Sexy in Space
Jun 11, 2015
‘Ratter’ Bought by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions
Feb 10, 2015
'Ratter': Slamdance Review
Feb 06, 2015
Chris Pratt in Talks to Star Opposite Jennifer Lawrence in ‘Passengers’
Jan 29, 2015
‘Imitation Game’ Helmer Morten Tyldum In Talks For Space Saga ‘Passengers’
Dec 05, 2014
Sony Wins Auction For Start Media's Jon Spaihts Sci-Fi Script ‘Passengers’
Jul 02, 2014
'Europa Report' Chosen for Exciting Educational Initiative
Aug 07, 2013
Time Magazine: E.T. on a Jovian Moon: A New Thriller Makes the Case
Aug 02, 2013
NY Times: Noble Spacemen, Sacrificing All for Science ‘Europa Report,’ Directed by Sebastián Cordero
Jul 09, 2013
LA Times: Comic-Con - Modest ‘Europa Report’ gets San Diego’s biggest stage
Jun 28, 2013
FX Guide:The Making of Europa Report
Jun 21, 2013
Variety Film Review: 'Europa Report'
May 29, 2013
Cannes Deals Wrap: Harvey Weinstein Leads U.S. Buying Surge
May 28, 2013
"Your Summer 2013 Movie Guide"
May 21, 2013
Cannes: Weinstein Co Acquires Keanu-Reese Sci-Fi Pic ‘Passengers’ In Splashy Deal
May 09, 2013
Cannes: Wayfare Entertainment Rebranded Start Motion Pictures
May 07, 2013
Cannes: Exclusive Media Acquires Sales Rights To ‘Passengers’ With Keanu Reeve And Reese Witherspoon Starring
May 06, 2013
Europa Report: At Last, a Space Thriller Worth Taking Seriously
Apr 16, 2013
'Inquest', Spec That Takes 'JFK' Look at Princess Diana Tragedy, Bought by Wayfare Entertainment