DARK ARTS is a New York and Los Angeles-based film production collective dedicated to ambitious, risk-taking and entertaining new work for screens of all sizes.

We make movies and keep secrets. 


Van Couvering’s first film as a producer, Lena Dunham’s TINY FURNITURE, won the SXSW Film Festival in 2010 as well as accolades from the Independent Spirit Awards, Gotham Awards, New York Film Critics Awards and more. She went on to produce Joe Swanberg’s DRINKING BUDDIES and DIGGING FOR FIRE, Jon Watts' COP CAR, Ry Russo-Young’s NOBODY WALKS, Ava Warbrick's STEPHANIE IN THE WATER.  Other production credits include Gimlet Media's inaugural scripted podcast, "Homecoming," starring Catherine Keener; Jessica Dimmock & Christopher LaMarca's THE PEARL, Antonio Campos' CHRISTINE, Whit Stillman’s DAMSELS IN DISTRESS, Swanberg's HAPPY CHRISTMAS, Steve Kessler’s PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE, as well as numerous short films and commercials. She is an executive at Lord Miller Productions and formerly served as VP of Production and Development at Epic Magazine in Los Angeles. She is a contributing editor to Filmmaker Magazine, an adjunct professor at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, a Creative Producing Fellow of the Sundance Institute, and a nominee for the Independent Spirit Award for “Producer of the Year."  



Andrea Roa came up in the independent film world with physical production credits on films by Jim Jarmusch, John Waters, Stephen Soderbergh, Ramin Bahrani, and work across the United States and South America. She produced BOOSTER which was in competition at SXSW and at the Deauville Film Festival and Laurie Collyer's, SUNLIGHT JR. which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. She followed by producing Joe Swanberg's acclaimed DRINKING BUDDIES and Kris Swanberg's UNEXPECTED, which premiered in competition at Sundance 2015. She also produced a 10-film branded content campaign, 10 CROSBY, for Derek Lam with directors Ben Dickinson, Celia Rowlson-Hall and Andrew Zuchero. She recently produced Adam Leon's sophomore feature, TRAMPS, which premiered to critical acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival. She just wrapped on Trey Shults new film, IT COMES AT NIGHT, with Animal Kingdom and A24. She received a producing fellowship from IFP for CineMart/Rotterdam International Film Festival and was a nominee for the Independent Spirit Award for "Producer of the Year."