QS Films was founded in 2017 by producers Ivan Kapitonov and Svyatoslav Podgaevsky, the authors of Queen of Spades: The Dark Rite, Paranormal Drive, The Bride and The Mermaid: Lake of the Dead which were the first Russian horror films to make a profit in the box office. Ivan Kapitonov is also one of the authors of Leto which premiered in competition at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
The company’s box office takings amount to more than RUB 500 million in Russia. The Bride garnered $5.6 million internationally, putting it in the top three of the highest grossing Russian films in international distribution in 2017. The Mermaid: Lake of the Dead was sold to 156 countries and is in the top three highest grossing Russian films in international distribution in 2019. Baba Yaga: Terror of the Dark Forest will be released on February 27, 2020; The Widow, Dark Spell and The Ice Demon are in production with releases scheduled in 2020 and 2021.