9 JUN 2021

CENTRAL PARTNERSHIP AND BF DISTRIBUTION JOIN FORCES IN HORROR FILM "SCHIZOPHRENIC"

"Schizophrenic" is the first project of the Russian company and the Latin-American film group and is a psychological horror set in the real and scary world of severe mental disorder.

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Carlos Hansen, Juliana da Cunha Jacobsen and Vadim Vereschagin

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Central Partnership (part of Gazprom-Media) and the Latin-American film group BF Films announce their first co-production together; "Schizophrenic", a psychological horror set in the real and scary world of severe mental disorder. Dark stories of real patients will serve as inspiration and a variety of schizophrenia symptoms are part of the script including conspiracy theories, altered reality perception, hearing voices and seeing things.

The story was created by JP Jacobsen and the script is being written by Hernany Perla ("Blink", "Revelation", "Santería"). The film will be distributed by Central Partnership in Russia, and in Latin America by BF Distribution. The companies are also going to work as partners to sell the rights to other territories.

Schizophrenic's director and cast are currently being scouted and will be announced within the next few months. The project will be shot in English by an international team working in Russia in late 2021/early 2022. The executive producers will be Carlos Hansen and Juliana da Cunha Jacobsen (BF Films) and Vadim Vereschagin (Central Partnership).

Carlos Hansen, Partner & CEO, BF Films: "We have over 15 years of finding the world’s best film projects and widely distributing them in Latin America. We know what works in our territories and now the time has come for us to collaborate with some of our favorite international partners to develop and produce BF’s projects aimed at the global market and that’s how BF Films is coming together.”

Juliana da Cunha Jacobsen, Partner & Head of Acquisitions, BF Films: "'Schizophrenic' is a vivid illustration of what BF Films strives for. We all know that the horror genre had an explosion of interest worldwide and the challenge is to do something fresh that stands out in a crowded marketplace. The story carries an intriguing premise, two iconic female lead roles, and a lot of creative potential that we're confident will attract world class talent.”

Vadim Vereschagin, CEO, Central Partnership: "We are excited to be starting a new chapter in Central Partnership's history and beginning production of a joint project with our accomplished partner BF Distribution, one of the largest independent content distributors and producers in Latin America. 'Schizophrenic' carries a powerful statement and is perfectly positioned to become a successful horror film. The story appeals to one of the most relatable human fears, something wide audiences will understand and feel for, not just in Russia and Latin America, but all around the world.”

'Schizophrenic' carries a powerful statement and is perfectly positioned to become a successful horror film. The story appeals to one of the most relatable human fears, something wide audiences will understand and feel for, not just in Russia and Latin America, but all around the world” Vadim Vereschagin CEO, Central Partnership