About Cargo

In 2000, film and television executive David Piperni founded Cargo Film & Releasing, a sales agency and international distribution company. Specialists at our craft, we aim to establish solid and reliable relationships with like-minded producers and filmmakers 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 (T-Vod, S-Vod, A-Vod), 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 documentary features, music & arts, lifestyle, reality and history content for the domestic and international marketplace. We attend all major television and film 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 very carefully selected projects at every stage of production, spending considerable time developing marketing materials and locating financing around the world.

We have been involved with equity financing and have raised money via broadcaster commissions, pre-selling international rights and setting up co-productions with respected international production companies. On those projects we have raised financing, we are credited as executive producer.

Our Team

David Piperni
Dan Cantagallo
Rebecca Celli
Eu-Hua Chua
Cailin​ McFadden