Ronin is a film distribution company based in Canberra, the national capital of Australia.
Ronin's distribution activity began in 1974. Between 1974 and 1998, over 120 feature films were imported for distribution in Australia and New Zealand from such diverse countries as China, America, Great Britain, Japan, France, Russia, Thailand, Spain, Germany, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. In addition Ronin championed the work of independent Australian producers and directors, often maintaining relationships with filmmakers from their first short films through to their later, internationally successful features. Directors whose early work was distributed by Ronin include Jane Campion, Vincent Ward, David Caesar, Baz Luhrmann, Scott Hicks and Tracey Moffatt.
As well as providing support and succour for many young film-makers and distributing numerous Australian films, Ronin was active as an investor in selected feature film projects and as a guarantor of others. STRICTLY BA