ATOMIC FEATURES is a production company founded by Daniel Ragussis and Dennis Lee. With strong relationships to A-list talent, a powerful network of writers and directors, and films that have played at Berlin, Telluride, Tribeca, and Sundance, our goal is to make quality movies that are optimized for creative and commercial success. As filmmakers ourselves, we uniquely understand the needs of creators, and help empower them to thrive in the marketplace.
DANIEL RAGUSSIS wrote, directed and produced his first feature, IMPERIUM, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Toni Collette, which was released by Lionsgate and became a New York Times Critics’ Pick; Entertainment Weekly hailed it as “a tense, chilling thriller… Radcliffe is brilliant.” He is the founder of Notes for Execs, a workshop that helps development professionals give better notes to screenwriters, and has served clients from Disney, Fox, Warner Brothers, Universal, and Netflix; and has been Head of Development at Lucas Foster's ANVL Entertainment for two years. Prior to filmmaking, he founded a highly successful marketing consultancy for Fortune 500 clients, including AOL, DHL, Fannie Mae, and Verizon.
DENNIS LEE made his feature film debut with FIREFLIES IN THE GARDEN, starring Julia Roberts, Ryan Reynolds, Emily Watson, Hayden Panettiere, Carrie Anne-Moss, and Willem Dafoe, which premiered in competition at the Berlin Film Festival, and was released by Sony Pictures. His second feature, JESUS HENRY CHRIST, starring Michael Sheen and Toni Collette, was executive produced by Julia Roberts, and released by Entertainment One. Dennis began his career with Teach For America, and founded one of Houston's most successful charter schools, before getting his MFA in Directing from Columbia University. His thesis film won a Student Academy Award, and he was selected as an ABC/Disney Television Directing Fellow before making his first feature.