Genesis Pictures and Cornerstone Films, who previously teamed up on the BAFTA-nominated “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande,” have partnered to form content management company Genesis.
GenStone, founded to take an integrated approach to the development and production and distribution of independent films, launched with the comedy road movie “Libby and Joan Hit the Road.” Written by “Good luck to you, Leo Grande” author Katy Brand.
The film is a UK/Australian co-production by Sydney production and distribution company The Reset Collective, with Cornerstone and Genesis as partners.
GenStone will focus on three areas of content management – development and acquisition of IP; Fast track projects support second-stage financing and production, and international co-productions – targeting cinematic content for a broad spectrum of audiences. The films will be produced or co-produced by Genesis and Cornerstone will oversee global distribution.
Cornerstone and Genesius teamed up in “The Iceman,” with Wim Hoff and Joseph Fiennes in “The Radleys.”
Debbie Gray of Genesius said: “I am extremely excited to be starting this new venture with the team from Cornerstone. Developing content together that ensures it can be produced and sold internationally is very exciting. We are committed to the independent film market and hope this partnership will bring great opportunities for writers and filmmakers.”
Alison Thompson and Mark Gooder of Cornerstone added: “We believe our combined expertise, along with Genesius’ strong creative production skills and talent relationships, and Cornerstone’s extensive knowledge of financing and international markets, will ensure a clear path to production and global distribution of our projects. Affecting the widest possible audience. In other words, the stories we nurture and turn into films will meet a distinct set of criteria, including the ability to attract talent, a commercial vision for the market and an identifiable path to financing.”