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Morgana Studios, ReachStar, ReDefine Originals Partner on Animated ‘Diamante’

Mathieu Ratthé will direct the feature, set in the lush Caribbean Island of the Dominican Republic, which follows young Luisito and his dream of becoming a pro baseball player.

Morgana Studios, ReachStar, and ReDefine Originals, a DNEG Company, are partnering on the upcoming animated feature Diamante. Mathieu Ratthé will direct from a screenplay by Ratthé and Leticia Tonos Paniagua, from an original idea by Claudio Lluberes. Voice casting is currently underway.

Set in the lush Caribbean Island of the Dominican Republic, the film 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.

Supported by Marianna Vargas Gurilieva, Film Commissioner of the Dominican Republic Film Commission (DGCINE), and Héctor M. Valdez, Diamante aims to highlight the cultural richness of Dominican culture, folklore, and landscapes with a wider audience, fostering enduring international appreciation for the “Republic of Baseball.”

“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,” said Morgana’s Lluberes.

"At ReachStar, we are committed to telling stories that resonate with audiences worldwide, and 'Diamante' truly showcases this dedication," added Steven Thibault of ReachStar Entertainment. "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 Mathieu Ratthé.

Ratthé produces alongside Caroline Desmarais, Thibault for Reachstar, Miguel Cabañas, Verónica Buide, Lluberes, Daysi Cruz for Morgana Studios. Executive Producing for ReDefine Originals are Greg Gavanski, John Harvey, and Daniel Krech. Animation will be handled by ReDefine Originals.

Source: Morgana Studios 

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