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The story of Align is intertwined with celluloid and passion for film-making from a young age. Drawn by the capacity of film to tell tales of love and triumph, joy and despair, and ultimately at its core describe and potentially define the human experience.
Align was launched in 2019 by Adrian Politowski and Nadia Khamlichi. They have been collaborating since 2004, initially establishing Umedia that grew to become one of Europe’s largest financing and production groups. They grew the group organically (without external capital) to a 200-person organization focusing on financing, production (including physical production) and VFX and boarding 50+ TV and features a year. Under their tenure, the group raised and financed $600M+ worth of content and co-produced over 450 films while its VFX division has grown to be the largest in Benelux.
In 2019, Adrian and Nadia brought along with them a handful of key executives from Umedia to help launch Align, including Martin Metz, Nessa McGill and Sierra Garcia.
In 2020, after 14 years helming the group, they sold all their majority equity stake in Umedia.