“They are extremely knowledgeable about the independent film business: in the actual production process, in the financial process (working with banks and other lending institutions) and in working with investors. They can put together a bridge loan and then couple that with banking and other forms of investment - with integrity and great skill.”

Lew Horwitz
(Founder LHO and president of Horwitz Entertainment Financial Services)

“We work with a number of companies, and we are particularly interested in doing business with those who offer commitment and speed in execution—which Blue Rider always does. When they are called upon to act, there are usually a lot of things up in the air, so the production companies are pleased that they make quick decisions and that they are quick at documenting the transactions and getting cash flow advanced to the producers, who are inevitably facing critical deadlines.”

“"It is not unusual for a production to encounter rough spots as they are getting to a close, and Blue Rider has always been very collaborative in finding solutions to problems.”

“"They are very knowledgeable about the business. I have seen Blue Rider step into situations that others found too risky, and they had the risk profile, experience and know-how to help our customers make it work. ”
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“"Another thing about Blue Rider that I appreciate is that they will rapidly tell us if the deal is not right for them, so we are not spinning our wheels. And when it is right, they will jump in and make it happen, intelligently and efficiently.”

“"Walter is very gregarious, and very easy to work with. He is very customer-friendly. On occasion, Blue Rider has been willing to provide some capital before all documentation was fully completed, and our customers really appreciated that.”

Steve Mangel
(President UniFy Completion Guarantors)

“Working with Blue Rider is a pleasure. They understand the problems and timelines that independent producers face when they are putting together the financing for their films. They bridge financed several of my films and I always found them knowledgeable, helpful and (most importantly) compassionate.”

Robbie Little
(Founder of Overseas Film Group, co-president of The Little Film Group)

“Blue Rider played the critical role of saying 'yes' and putting their financial resources behind the movie. Their early commitment to the film gave us the momentum to push it forward. Blue Rider provided bridge and super-gap loans to the film. Their agreeing to do the film got us financed and took us from a theoretical movie to a real movie. They bridged us until the overall loan was closed. So both the promise of money and its actual arrival were crucial in making this film happen.”

Pam Koffler
(Producer, Then She Found Me)

“In a business where people often talk but don't really deliver, Blue Rider's Walter Josten and Jeff Geoffray are exactly the opposite: they always deliver-often beyond what they promised. With their considerable expertise as both lenders and producers, they are able to take projects that are really on the brink of disaster and if the picture should be made, they make it a reality.”

Kathy Morgan, president
(Kathy Morgan International)

“During a time when many other independent producers have proven themselves to be short-term players, Blue Rider has consistently performed - on better than 70 movies for more than 20 years. They have an amazing track record. They always deliver exactly what they say they will - and I don't know of any other producers I can say that about.”

Steve Beeks
(Former COO and Co-President, Lions Gate)

“This film might not have gotten made without Blue Rider. In November 2005, 78% of the investors who had signed on for the film fell out - and we producers were left holding the bag. Fortunately, Blue Rider came through with a timely bridge loan that allowed us to begin production. We paid that off early in 2006, and then that summer Blue Rider made us a smaller post-production loan that allowed us to finish the film.”

Steve Marlton
(Producer, Rescue Dawn; Director, Gibraltar Entertainment)

“Blue Rider is very, very cognizant of its investment group and make sure it takes good care of them. As far as I am concerned it is the top bridge financer serving the independent film industry. It is the company many independent producers turn to first, and it is the one I invariably recommend.”

Art Stribley
(Former Exec. VP/Manager, Entertainment Industry Division, Mercantile National Bank)

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