About Cargo

Specialists at our craft, and led by non-fiction veterans David Piperni and Daniel Cantagallo, Cargo Film & Releasing aim to establish solid and reliable relationships with like-minded filmmakers and producers from around the world. We build festival, marketing, social media and press strategies in order to successfully launch and monetize new titles across all existing revenue streams including domestic distribution, broadcast and cable tv, pay tv, digital outlets (TVOD, SVOD, AVOD), airlines and more.

We strive to be one of the most “producer-friendly” sales outfits in the field with representation agreements that are unlike any in the industry.

Cargo Film & Releasing specializes in representing premium documentary features for the global marketplace. We attend all major film and content conferences and markets including Toronto International Film Festival, MipTv, MipCom, Natpe, Hot Docs, IFP Week NY, Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, AFM, Discop, ATF, IDFA, RIDM, EFM, Sheffield Doc/Fest, CPH:DOX, Cannes Film Festival and Realscreen Summit.

We also work with a carefully selected group of projects at every stage of production, spending considerable effort developing, packaging and locating financing for these from our network of contacts around the world.

Our Team

David Piperni
Dan Cantagallo
Leroy McLeod
Cailin​ McFadden
Austin Kennedy