Nearly precisely a yr after Brit comedy drama Good Luck to You, Leo Grande first bowed in Sundance 2022 and started amassing the acclaim that might see it land 4 BAFTA nominations (together with for leads Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack), the subsequent movie from its author Katy Model has been introduced.
Libby and Joan Hit the Street is a comedy highway film from BAFTA-nominated screenwriter, actor and comic Model, and a U.Ok./Australian co-production with The Reset Collective in Sydney.
Libby and Joan Hit the Street can be the primary undertaking from GenStone, a newly launched content material administration firm arrange by London-based Genesius Footage, which produced Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, and manufacturing/gross sales banner Cornerstone Movies, which bought the movie internationally.
In response to the businesses, Gemstone will concentrate on three areas of content material administration: growth and acquisition of IP; second stage help to quick observe tasks into finance and manufacturing; and worldwide co-productions. The focus shall be on cinematic content material for a broad spectrum of audiences. Movies shall be produced or co-produced by Genesius and Cornerstone will oversee world distribution.
Alongside their collaboration on Good Luck to You, Leo Grande Cornerstone and Genesius have labored collectively on The Iceman, starring Joseph Fiennes as Wim Hof, and The Radleys, which was introduced forward of the 2022 American Movie Market. The 2 are additionally companions within the Reset Collective, which they launched in 2020.
“I’m extraordinarily happy to be embarking on this new enterprise with the workforce from Cornerstone,” mentioned Debbie Grey, who based Genesius Footage in 2013 with movie financier and producer Julian Gleek. “To develop content material collectively which ensures it may be produced and bought internationally could be very thrilling. We’re dedicated to the unbiased movie market and hope this partnership brings nice alternatives for writers and filmmakers.”
Cornerstone’s Alison Thompson and Mark Gooder added: “We consider with our mixed experience, Genesius with its sturdy inventive producer skillset and expertise relationships and Cornerstone with its intensive data of financing and the worldwide market, will guarantee our tasks have a transparent path to manufacturing and world distribution impacting as vast an viewers as attainable. In different phrases, the tales we nurture and switch into movies will fulfil a definite set of standards together with the flexibility to draw expertise, a business eye to the market and with an identifiable path to finance.”