Morgana Studios, ReachStar, ReDefine Originals Partner on Animated Feature ‘Diamante’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Morgana Studios, ReachStar and ReDefine Originals are partnering on the animated feature “Diamante,” set on the Caribbean Island of the Dominican Republic.

The film will be directed by Mathieu Ratthé with the screenplay written by Ratthé and Leticia Tonos Paniagua from an original idea by Claudio Lluberes.

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Animation will be handled by ReDefine Originals, which is part of DNEG. The producers are currently casting.

“Diamante” follows young Luisito’s dream of becoming a pro baseball player. He is crushed by his fear of people until he discovers a mysterious power, leading him on a journey alongside an unlikely companion, to learn the true value of friendship, family and resilience.

Producers are Ratthé, Caroline Desmarais and Steven Thibault for Reachstar, and Miguel Cabañas, Verónica Buide, Claudio Lluberes and Daysi Cruz for Morgana Studios. Executive producing for ReDefine Originals are Greg Gavanski, John Harvey and Daniel Krech.

“‘Diamante’ aims to highlight the cultural richness of the Dominican Republic, sharing Dominican culture, folklore, and landscapes with a wider audience, fostering enduring international appreciation for the ‘Republic of Baseball,’” Cruz said.

“For many families, baseball offers a promising path to international opportunities and aspirations for a better quality of life, serving as a pillar of Dominican identity and is proud to be known as a major exporter of talent to the MLB,” Lluberes said.

“At ReachStar, we are committed to telling stories that resonate with audiences worldwide, and ‘Diamante’ truly showcases this dedication,” Thibault said.

“Through its powerful portrayal of friendship, self-discovery, and the pursuit of dreams, this film will touch the hearts and souls of viewers around the globe,” added Ratthé.

The project is supported by Marianna Vargas Gurilieva, Film Commissioner of the Dominican Republic Film Commission, and Héctor M. Valdez.

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