Pivot Pictures is an independent film company based in Sydney & Melbourne, which was founded in 2019

Over the past 4 years, Pivot Pictures has been established as a key independent distributor in Australia and New Zealand distributing an impressive slate of acclaimed films from Australia and around the globe, including TrustNordisk’s A Taste of Hunger starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Hanway’s Johnny Depp produced Crock of Gold, A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan, Global Screen’s critically acclaimed award winning German WWII drama The Conference, BAC Film’s hilarious French hit Murder Party, Charade’s powerful relationship thriller The Killing of Two Lovers, Celluloid Dream’s bio-pic Miss Marx and Cannes Palme D’or selection The Swallows of Kabul. On the local front, Pivot Pictures have onboarded various Australian productions, including thrillers Sweet River and Darklands, multi-award winning features Unsound and The Greenhouse and the unassumingly delightful rom com Love You Like That.

Pivot Pictures also has a production arm which collaborates with some of Australia’s most experienced writers and directors, and has an emphasis on creating commercial content with an auteur focus.  The production arm has an expanding international focus, and includes a slate of feature films, TV series and documentary features in development and financing, including international co-productions.

Pivot Pictures Productions only accepts script submissions from agents or professionals with a proven track record.

Please also include a one-page outline and details of the team involved. Due to the high volume of projects received, we are unable to provide feedback on all submissions.


Louisa Balletti

Managing Director

Owner and Director of Pivot Pictures, Louisa Balletti launched a successful career in cinema exhibition prior to moving into film distribution in the early 2000’s, where she headed up theatrical sales for Hopscotch Films before transitioning into the broadcast and digital sectors in 2008. Establishing the newly formed digital division for the distributor, she developed the rising sector, and was appointed regional Senior Vice President of Digital for global distribution giant Entertainment One. There she headed up the digital business in the region, releasing titles such as Academy Award winners Spotlight, La La Land and Green Book, box office hits The Divergent Series, Now You See Me and The Girl on the Train, local hits The Sapphires, The Water Diviner, Bra Boys, Charlie’s Country and Mao’s Last Dancer and global TV franchises The Walking Dead, Peaky Blinders, The Inbetweeners and Peppa Pig.