Shelter-set drama ‘A State of Madness’ bought by Global Genesis Group – Variety2 min read
Henderson / Los Angeles-based Global Genesis Group (GGG) has taken over the worldwide distribution of Dominican filmmaker Leticia Tonos’ latest film, “A State of Madness” (“Miss 500 Locos”).
The 1953 play is based on the memoirs of Dr. Antonio Jagulul, considered the father of Dominican psychiatry, who wrote about the experience of running a mental institution during the brutal dictatorship of President Rafael Leonidas Trujillo.
“Dr. Tones says that Jagulul has overcome his limitations and dangers and has been able to take care of these marginalized people and is often misunderstood,” Tones added: “In general, mental illness is still very much misunderstood; it’s a timely story.”
“Tones is an amazing director, and we are thrilled to start a relationship with a talented filmmaker whose story, character and visuals deserve recognition,” said Charles Morris Jr., VP of Global Genesis Group’s Development and Acquisition.
The play begins in “Add of Madness” when Dr. Jaglul starts new work in the counter shelter. Contrary to all adversity, he began to improve the treatment and living conditions of the prisoners but the outside world threatened to disrupt his established harmony.
The play opened at the DR Global Film Fest in January and was supposed to go on the festival circuit, but the Kovid-19 epidemic has thwarted those plans. The film will be presented on March 2 as part of the slate of GGG.
A graduate of the London Film School, Tones has returned to his country twice at the Oscars abroad with his first two films “La Hiza Natural” and “Cristo Ray”.
Tones’ upcoming projects explore a variety of themes and genres, from sci-fi dramas “Tania, Vida and Azarias” to the mystery TV series “Hurakan”. She is producing the dark fantasy mystery “Jupia” set in a nursing home, starring in the Cannes March du film.
Co-produced by Lantica Media, Nuvo Mundo Films and Products. Pinewood Studios Dominican Republic, “Lantica Media, operated in partnership with Pinewood Studio Group,” has been shooting 90% of “A State of Madness.”
Global Genesis Group’s core business is the production and distribution of television IPs, feature films and documentaries, as well as its own core IPs for global branding.