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Taking its name from the first successful NASA mission to transmit images of the Moon’s surface back to Earth, RANGER 7 FILMS was launched in 2012 with a spirit of adventure, ambition, and achievement.


With a combined 30 years of experience in the motion picture industry, the principals of RANGER 7 FILMS have collectively worked on the producing side of more than 35 completed, fully distributed motion pictures through their entire cycle from inception through production, delivery, and distribution.


Drawing on the principals’ experience on films ranging from Disney’s hit sequel to family favorite BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA through HBO’s Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning TAKING CHANCE and Jean-Claude Van Damme’s crowd-pleasing ASSASSINATION GAMES, the RANGER 7 FILMS mission is to produce its own original, creatively-driven, marketable projects across genres and on a range of budget levels as well as to assist third-party producers, financiers, completion guarantors, and lenders by providing a full range of production services.


Recently, RANGER 7 FILMS produced the action-thriller feature EXTRACTION for Sony Pictures Entertainment’s new media hub Crackle (the first ever made-for-digital feature), written and directed by Tony Giglio (CHAOS, IN ENEMY HANDS), and starring martial arts phenomenon Jon Foo (TEKKEN), Danny Glover (LETHAL WEAPON, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS), Sean Astin (THE LORD OF THE RINGS, THE GOONIES), Vinnie Jones (LOCK, STOCK, AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS, SNATCH), and Joanne Kelly (Syfy’s WAREHOUSE 13).


Currently, RANGER 7 FILMS is in development on the edgy crime thriller HURT, written by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan (SAW IV – SAW VII) and to be directed by Marcus Dunstan (the upcoming HALLOWEEN reboot, THE COLLECTOR, THE COLLECTION).  RANGER 7 FILMS’s current development slate also includes a live-action reimagining of the iconic Japanese Manga superhero character ASTRO BOY and the elevated horror film BLOOD, based on a story by Melton & Dunstan and written by Jared Rivet.  In addition, RANGER 7 FILMS is in development on PERMANENCE, a sci-fi action-thriller from writer Adam Alleca (STEPHEN KING’S CELL, LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT), and the limited TV series ONE-MAN WAR, based on the true story of a Civil War sniper.




Ranger 7 Films and Animal Logic Entertainment have partnered with Japan’s Tezuka Productions to develop a live action, science fiction superhero feature film based on the iconic comic book franchise Astro Boy. 

Astro Boy™, known in Japan as “Mighty Atom”, first appeared as a Japanese manga series from 1951 to 1968 written and illustrated by manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka, who is considered the Japanese equivalent to Walt Disney.  Spawning additional manga series and multiple animated television series over the years, Astro Boy went on to become Tezuka’s most famous character, selling over 100 million manga copies worldwide and ranking as one of the greatest comic book characters of all time.  Astro Boy is also credited with inspiring generations of comic book writers and artists worldwide.

The feature will be produced by Mike Callaghan and Reuben Liber from Ranger 7 Films, Zareh Nalbandian from Animal Logic Entertainment, and Jason Lust.



LOGLINE: A grizzled LAPD homicide detective who has never let the law stop him from protecting the innocent risks being exposed by a monstrous serial killer who knows all of his darkest secrets.  Redemption lies in rescuing a young runaway girl from a life on the streets that threatens to destroy both of them while catching a killer of pure, uncut evil.



LOGLINE: Growing up wealthy and privileged, Clara and her friends haven’t had a thing to worry about until a bloodthirsty demon and his insidious minions are drawn forth to collect on an ancient debt owed by their parents.



  • In Development
  • Sci-Fi/Action/Thriller
  • Adam Alleca

LOGLINE: In the future, the rich can buy immortality and the poor are religious fanatics controlled by clergical tyrants. An infamous mercenary is bought out of prison by a powerful corporation in order to find and eliminate an invisible, biomechanical serial killer who’s been savagely murdering its members, one of whom was the mercenary’s brother. Discovering that the killer is the key to a vast conspiracy involving church and state, the mercenary must uncover the truth and ultimately take revenge on those responsible for his brother’s death. A dark sci-fi action-thriller for fans of BLADE RUNNER, GHOST IN THE SHELL, and ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK.



  • Released on September 5, 2013
  • Action/Thriller
  • Sony/Crackle
  • Tony Giglio

The first major feature made exclusively for digital distribution, EXTRACTION follows a US Black Ops team member who finds himself the sole survivor of a botched ultra-classified prisoner extraction mission in Chechnya. With his high value target in tenuous custody, he and his captive must fight their way through the maximum-security prison’s guards – and its population – in order to stop a massive terrorist plot back on American soil. Starring Danny Glover (LETHAL WEAPON, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS), Vinnie Jones (SNATCH, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND), Sean Astin (THE LORD OF THE RINGS Trilogy, RUDY), Joanne Kelly (WAREHOUSE 13, GOING THE DISTANCE), Falk Hentschel (TRANSCENDENCE, KNIGHT AND DAY), and Jon Foo (TEKKEN), the feature is written and directed by Tony Giglio (CHAOS, IN ENEMY HANDS), and produced by Mike Callaghan, Reuben Liber and Justin Bursch.

Stream instantly for free on Crackle.com or purchase the commercial free version from Amazon Instant Video.


MIKE CALLAGHAN is a founding partner and Head of Development of Ranger 7 Films.


Before making a career transition to entertainment, Mike spent six years working for global advertising agency Arnold Worldwide in Washington, D.C., where he oversaw such clients as McDonald’s and Ruth’s Chris Steak House. The skills he developed in marketing – everything from orchestrating new product launches, handling PR crises, and creating live customer experience events – underlie his strategic approach to film development and production.

Following a brief stint working for a documentary producer at the Discovery Channel, Mike landed at MPCA, an independent production company most well known for the blockbuster comedy classic Dumb and Dumber, hit sequel Dumb and Dumber To, and the Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning HBO film Taking Chance. Straddling both the studio and independent worlds, Mike quickly rose to Vice President of Development and Production, producing over a dozen independent features while also developing and producing larger studio films at Disney, Universal, and DreamWorks.

Over the years, Mike has built an extensive network of both seasoned and up-and-coming writers and directors, and aside from original ideas, has developed film projects based on novels, true stories, magazine articles, comic books, foreign language films, documentaries, and even a country-western song.

The son of a commercial and documentary filmmaker, Mike grew up in Annapolis, MD and holds a B.A. in Politics from Washington & Lee University. He is a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA).

Full filmography available at: http://pro.imdb.com/name/nm2223240/.



JUSTIN BURSCH is a founding partner and Head of Production at Ranger 7 Films.


Having produced more than 20 movies in his career as a creative and physical producer, Justin brings a wealth of hands-on experience and knowledge of development into pre-production, continuing through production, post-production, and delivery. Trusted by market-leading completion guarantor Film Finances, Justin is known for his ability to devise achievable production plans, including budgeting, production timelines and cashflow schedules, tax credit analyses, overall financial structures, cost reporting, and overseeing union matters and state and local government relations. His demonstrated expertise makes him a first call for studios, independent production companies, and sales companies who rely on his authority and steady hand to deliver a top-level product on time and on budget while still protecting filmmakers’ creative intent and relationships with on-screen and behind-the-camera talent.

Prior to launching Ranger 7 Films, Justin served as Vice President of Production at MPCA (the production company behind blockbuster comedy Dumb and Dumber, the recent hit sequel Dumb and Dumber To, and the award-winning Taking Chance). Most recently, Justin has shepherded films for Voltage Pictures (the production and sales company behind The Hurt Locker and Dallas Buyer’s Club), Depth of Field (writers, producers, and directors of American Pie, About A Boy, and Twilight: A New Moon), Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, NBC Universal Television, A&E Television Networks, and Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit.

Before starting his career in entertainment, Justin ran a successful real estate holding company based in Washington State. He grew up in Spokane, WA and holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing from Central Washington University, where he was also a four-year letterman on the men’s basketball team and played in the NCAA Division 2 National Basketball Tournament all four years, serving as team captain his junior and senior years.

Justin is a member of the Director’s Guild of America (DGA) as a Unit Production Manager.

Full filmography available at: http://pro.imdb.com/name/nm1706441/.



REUBEN LIBER is a founding partner and Head of Operations of Ranger 7 Films.


Reuben began his career with Twentieth Century Fox International Television in 1998 before moving into independent production and distribution at MPCA. Subsequent to joining MPCA, Reuben quickly rose to the position of Senior Vice President, Production & Development Operations, serving as a broad-based production and business affairs executive whose responsibilities encompassed the entire span of the company’s activities, ranging from negotiating co-production financing to concluding the sale of MPCA’s 250-title motion picture library.


His areas of expertise include development, talent packaging, production, sales, financing, and distribution, including the arrangement of co-production and distribution strategies with studio and international financiers and distributors, and sales and distribution, having negotiated rights for films from such diverse creators as Tim Allen, Stephen King, and the Broken Lizard comedy troupe. Reuben also provides broad-ranging consulting services to third party independent producers, sales companies, and intellectual property owners on motion picture and television production, financing, distribution, and licensing matters.

With his wide array of experience, Reuben enjoys the myriad challenges of micro-budget productions through budgets in the tens of millions of dollars, traditional media to new media, conventional investment structures to crowdfunding, and feature films to television series and longform programming.

Reuben grew up in San Diego, CA and holds a B.A. summa cum laude from Brandeis University. He is a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA).

Full filmography available at: http://pro.imdb.com/name/nm1310547/.


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