THE WINTER FILM COMPANY was founded in 2014 by Zachary Cotler and Magdalena Zyzak as an expansion of The Winter Anthology. The company makes narrative films governed by the concerns of poetry and literary fiction. The first production was Maya Dardel, a film about poets, sex, and time. It premiered in competition at SXSW and was released by Samuel Goldwyn and Orion Pictures. The company's new films are The Wall of Mexico and When I'm a Moth, a pair of parables about the incoherence of American sociopolitics, premiering back to back at SXSW and San Francisco International Film Festival.