Magazine article Screen International

Celluloid, uConnect Start with Genesis

Magazine article Screen International

Celluloid, uConnect Start with Genesis

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EXCLUSIVE: Early in the market, new partners Celluloid Dreams and uConnect have picked up James Napier Robertson's Genesis, currently shooting in New Zealand and starring Cliff Curtis.

The film tells the story of Genesis Potini, a Maori and former speed-chess champion afflicted with mental illness, who struggles against the odds to help the chess club he formed to succeed and enable the street kids who have joined it to build a positive future for themselves.

The screenplay was inspired by Jim Marbrook's 2007 documentary The Dark Horse.

Written and directed by James Napier Robertson [pictured], Genesis also stars Kirk Torrance and Boy star James Rolleston. The film is produced by Tom Hern for Four Knights Film, Hern and Napier Robertson's production company. …

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