DCM was founded in 2008 by Dario Suter, Christoph Daniel and Marc Schmidheiny – all three of whom hail from Switzerland – and started off as a film production company. When in 2010 Joel Brandeis joined the partners who gave the company its name, DCM became a Swiss quartet. Following the production of its first feature film, DCM decided to get involved in film distribution and, in 2011, acquired the Berlin-based film distribution company, Delphi Filmverleih, together with its existing team. In 2013 DCM extended its distribution business to Switzerland where it is managed by Stephanie Candinas. DCM’s first success as distributors came in 2012 with the award-winning film The Artist. “The most beautiful film of the past decade” (Stern magazine) captivated almost 700,000 cinema-goers in Germany alone. The Artist received five Oscars®, three Golden Globes® and numerous other awards. Today, in addition to its own productions, DCM continues to bring national and international productions to cinema screens.