The More You Ignore Me | In UK & Ireland Cinemas 6th July 2018

The More You Ignore Me is both a poignant and darkly funny coming-of-age story of dysfunctional family life in 1980’s rural England: Gina (Sheridan Smith) whose efforts to be a loving mother and wife are undermined by her declining mental health and her growing obsession with the local weatherman and Alice (Ella Hunt) her daughter, who struggles to relate to her mum. Written by, and starring, Jo Brand – based on her critically acclaimed novel of the same name – using all the insight gained during her years as a psychiatric health worker, The More You Ignore Me is set to the songs of The Smiths and also stars Mark Addy, Sally Phillips, Sheila Hancock, Tom Davis and Ricky Tomlinson and is directed by Keith English.


Genesius Pictures is dedicated to developing and producing high quality film for audiences in the UK and across the world via traditional and emerging platforms. Genesius Pictures was co-founded by Producer Debbie Gray and Executive Producer Julian Gleek following their success with BAFTA nominated and award-winning Northern Soul.

The Team

Julian Gleek – Chairman

Julian is the Managing Director of Genesius Theatrical Productions who were co-producers of the award-winning musical South Pacific (Barbican, 2011 and UK Tour 2011-2012), and Scottish Opera and D’Oyly Carte’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance (UK Tour, 2013). Julian brings a wealth of business knowledge and acumen to the team, having been the Finance Director, and then Managing Director, of the Burford Group of Companies for over 25 years.

Debbie Gray – Managing Director

Debbie is a Producer and Executive Producer, who has produced all of Genesius Pictures projects. With over 20 years experience in Film, Television and Music, Debbie has delivered many hours of content to all the major UK broadcasters. As well as producing, Debbie, a qualified lawyer, practiced media law and business affairs for thirteen years, working on films including Sliding Doors, The English Patient and 24 Hours in London.

Sam Cornish – Production Executive

Sam graduated in 2014 with an Honours Degree in Film Production from the Cambridge School of Art. Prior to joining Genesius, Sam free-lanced within the industry for 2 years working mainly in production on TV, film & commercials. With a strong interest in drama and narrative film making, Sam has taken on the role of Production Executive and assists with all major projects and releases on the Genesius slate, most recently The More You Ignore Me.