Mineko Mori Co-Writes Her First Feature ‘#Lady Rancho’ (EXCLUSIVE)

LOS CABOS, Mexico — Latam Pictures’ Mineko Mori, one of Mexico’s best-regarded distributors, is making her feature debut as a screenwriter with the upcoming “#Lady Rancho.”

The film is produced by Mori and Alex Garcia, founder of Latam Pictures.

To aid in the process, Mori enlisted the help of co-writer Molo Alcocer, a promising young screenwriter who trained at the American Film Institute now living in Mexico.

“I had just read a script of his I fell in love with,” Mori said of her writing partner in a conversation with Variety at the Los Cabos Festival. “I had written this story so I called him to do the screenplay. It was a wonderful creative experience for me.”

The film turns on a spoiled 21 year-old girl, still living at home, who has unlimited access to daddy’s credit card. With too much money and not enough sense, Camila constantly finds herself at odds with authority, but try as her mother might to set her on the straight-and-narrow, dad’s hands-off attitude has led to an attitude of entitlement that’s hard to kick.

After a video of a drunken run-in with the law makes its way to social media, dad finally gets on board and, along with mom, decides that the best thing for their daughter would be a particular type of “rehab.” Under the auspices of a family vacation the three visit their ranch, but when Camila awakes from a mimosa hangover she finds her parents have left her in the care of the ranch hands, under strict instructions that if she doesn’t work, she doesn’t eat.

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