Peccadillo Pictures

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Peccadillo Pictures
Industry Film distributor
Founded London, UK (2000)
HeadquartersMount Pleasant, London, UK
Key people
Tom Abell, Managing Director;
Kahloon Loke, Managing Director
ProductsPeccadillo Pictures, Petit Péché, Bad Cat Pictures

Peccadillo Pictures is a UK-based film producer and distributor of art house, gay and lesbian, independent and world cinema. They have provided distribution for many films such as Weekend , Tomboy , XXY , Eyes Wide Open , Four Minutes , The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros , Transylvania , Cockles and Muscles , Summer Storm , The Guest House and Chemsex .




Peccadillo Pictures is a distributor of gay and lesbian, art house, and world cinema - including films from Europe, Latin America and Asia: Presque Rien and Wild Side (2004 film) both by Sèbastien Lifshitz (France), 15 by Royston Tan (Singapore), Summer Storm by Marco Kreuzpaintner (Germany), El Mar by Augusti Villaronga (Spain), A Year Without Love by Anahi Berneri (Argentina), and Blue Gate Crossing by Chih-Yen Yee (Taiwan).

In October 2006 it released Be With Me by Eric Khoo (Singapore), and in 2007, it released The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros by Auraeus Solito (Philippines), Beyond Hatred by Olivier Meyrou (France) and Transylvania by Tony Gatlif (France) and 4:30 by Royston Tan (Singapore).

2008 saw its widest release schedule to date, with XXY by Lucia Puenzo (Argentina), Saxon by Greg Loftin (UK), Avril by Gérald Hustache-Mathieu (France) and Last of the Crazy People by Laurent Achard (France).


In 2009 was released the first collection of DVD series Boys On Film .


In 2010 Peccadillo Pictures will release a variety films such as Highly Strung (French title Je te mangerais ) by Sophie Laloy, Give Me Your Hand (French title Donne-moi la main by Pascal-Alex Vincent), Eyes Wide Open by Haim Tabakman, and "Pornography: A Thriller" by David Kittredge as well as continuations of their short film compilations Boys on Film and Here Come the Girls including more mainstream actors such as Elliott Tittensor from Channel 4's Shameless.


In 2011, the company's warehouse in Enfield was burnt down in the 2011 London riots. All their stock/catalogue/films were destroyed. [1] [2]

The Boys on Film compilations

Boys on Film 1: Hard Love

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Boys on Film 1 DVD cover

The compilation showcases ten short films and documentaries that deal with all aspects of modern gay life, created by various directors from around the world. These shorts tackle a wide range of contemporary topics - the pitfalls of online cruising, long distance lovers and growing old and gay gracefully.

List of films:

Boys on Film 2: In Too Deep

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Boys on Film 2 DVD cover

The second installment included more award-winning gay cinema: [3] Till Kleinert’s award-winning Cowboy, Australian film Love Bites, Bramadero and Futures & Derivatives.

List of films:

Boys on Film 3: American Boy

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Boys on Film 3 DVD cover

The third installment of Boys on Film features films from America including In The Closet featuring porn star turned actor Brent Corrigan.

List of films

The Here Come the Girls Compilations

Here Come the Girls 1

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Here Come the Girls DVD cover

Following the Boys on Film compilations, in 2009 Peccadillo Pictures released their first lesbian themed shorts compilation. It featured many award-winning [4] films from acclaimed writers/filmmakers Guinevere Turner ( The L Word , Itty Bitty Titty Committee, American Psycho ) and Roberta Munroe (How Not To Make A Short Film), actresses Nathalie Toriel (Finn's Girl) and Lucy Liemann (Moving Wallpaper, Reggie Perrin) and British performance artists Bird La Bird, Dyke Marilyn and Split Britches.

List of films:

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  1. Peccadillo Pictures [@peccapics] (9 August 2011). "Our warehouse in Enfield was burnt down last night. All our stock/catalogue/films have been destroyed. We're devastated. Bracing ourselves" (Tweet) via Twitter.
  2. Fiveash, Kelly (9 August 2011). "Prime Minister recalls holidaying MPs after London riots". The Register. Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  3. "Iris Awards Past Winners". Iris Prize. Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  4. 'Below The Belt' winner of Audience Award for Best Short at Inside/Out Lesbian & Gay Film and Video Festival in Toronto "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 November 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2009.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)