Intrepid Pictures

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 run by Trevor Macy and Mike Flanagan. The company is based in Los Angeles, California.

Intrepid Pictures, LLC
IndustryMotion picture
Founded2004; 19 years ago (2004)
  • Trevor Macy
  • Marc D. Evans
United States
Area served
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Intrepid Pictures was founded in 2004 by founders and co-CEOs Trevor Macy and Marc D. Evans.[1] Macy served as the sole CEO until 2019, at which time Mike Flanagan joined the company as a partner.[2]

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[3] while Macy spent 2 years as the COO of Propaganda Films and independently produced Auto Focus.[4]

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.[5] The company then debuted with Waist Deep in 2006, which critically flopped but gained $21.35 million worldwide.

In February 2011, Melinda Nishioka was hired as a Coordinator, and as of September 2016 is the new Vice President of Development.[6]

After stumbles, the group broke through with The Strangers. In May 2012 FilmDistrict acquired the film rights to what would become Oculus.[7] 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. In June 2015, Los Angeles Media Fund co-funded The Bye Bye Man, which originated from a script by Jonathan Penner[8] with STX Entertainment acquiring the film in December.[9]

Intrepid's most notable recent releases are the critically acclaimed films Hush, Before I Wake, Ouija: Origin of Evil and Gerald's Game, all with Flanagan, a frequent Intrepid collaborator and now partner.

In January 2018, Intrepid and Macy announced their involvement in Doctor Sleep, the sequel to the iconic horror film The Shining, for Warner Brothers.[10]

In February 2019, it was announced that Flanagan had formally joined Intrepid as a partner, and that Intrepid had inked an overall deal with Netflix to generate television series.[2] As part of that overall deal, Netflix ordered the original series Midnight Mass in July 2019.[11]

On October 6, 2021 it was announced that Intrepid will create an eight episode limited series titled The Fall of the House of Usher for Netflix that will be based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Flanagan and Michael Fimognari will each direct four episodes and executive produce the series.[12]

On December 1, 2022 it was announced that the company has inked a TV deal with Amazon Studios. Under the deal Macy and Flanagan will develop and produce projects under Intrepid for Amazon Prime Video, thus ending their deal with Netflix. Feature film productions were not part of the deal.[13]


Release date Title Director Distributor
June 23, 2006 Waist Deep Vondie Curtis-Hall Rogue Pictures
November 10, 2006 The Return Asif Kapadia
January 19, 2007 The Hitcher Dave Meyers
August 29, 2007 Balls of Fury Robert Ben Garant
March 14, 2008 Doomsday Neil Marshall
May 30, 2008 The Strangers Bryan Bertino
February 10, 2012 Safe House Daniel Espinosa Universal Pictures
April 27, 2012 The Raven James McTeigue Relativity Media
September 7, 2012 The Cold Light of Day Mabrouk El Mechri Summit Entertainment
April 9, 2013 Crush Sonny Mallhi Millennium Entertainment
April 11, 2014 Oculus Mike Flanagan Relativity Media
April 8, 2016 Hush Netflix
October 21, 2016 Ouija: Origin of Evil Universal Pictures
January 13, 2017 The Bye Bye Man Stacy Title STX Entertainment
June 2, 2017 Dobaara: See Your Evil Prawaal Raman B4U Motion Pictures
September 29, 2017 Gerald's Game Mike Flanagan Netflix
January 5, 2018 Before I Wake
March 9, 2018 The Strangers: Prey at Night Johannes Roberts Aviron Pictures
October 18, 2019 Eli Ciarán Foy Netflix
November 8, 2019 Doctor Sleep Mike Flanagan Warner Bros. Pictures


Year Series Creator(s) Network
2018 The Haunting of Hill House Mike Flanagan Netflix
2020 The Haunting of Bly Manor
2021 Midnight Mass
2022 The Midnight Club Mike Flanagan
Leah Fong
2023 The Fall of the House of Usher Mike Flanagan


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  2. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (February 21, 2019). "'The Haunting' Renewed For Season 2 as Mike Flanagan & Trevor Macy Partner in Intrepid Pictures & Ink Netflix Overall Deal". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 15, 2020.
  3. ^ "Marc D. Evans: Executive Profile & Biography - Businessweek". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Trevor Macy: Executive Profile & Biography - Businessweek". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  5. ^ Goldstein, Gregg (December 16, 2005). "Intrepid makes Rogue films". The Hollywood Reporter.
  6. ^ "Intrepid PIctures". Intrepid Pictures. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  7. ^ McNary, Dave (16 May 2012). "FilmDistrict lands 'Oculus' horror film". Variety. Retrieved 24 September 2016 – via Penske Media Corporation.
  8. ^ Barton, Steve (23 June 2015). "Survivor Star Jonathan Penner Brings Forth The Bye Bye Man". Dread Central. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (2018-01-26). "Mike Flanagan To Helm Stephen King's 'The Shining' Sequel 'Doctor Sleep'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (July 1, 2019). "Netflix Orders 'Midnight Mass' Series from Mike Flanagan & Treor Macy". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 15, 2020.
  12. ^ Squires, John. ""The Fall of the House of Usher": Netflix and Mike Flanagan Developing Series Based on Edgar Allan Poe Stories!". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  13. ^ 'The Haunting' & 'Midnight Mass' Duo Mike Flanagan & Trevor Macy Ink Overall TV Deal With Amazon Studios