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 film is When I'm a Moth, a parable about the incoherence of American poltics, the illusion of free will, and the impossibility of biographical truth.