New York-based Greenbox Entertainment has started production on its dramatic feature Ponies.

The film, based in the seedy world of off-track betting, is being shot in the Bronx, New York.

John Ventimiglia, Kevin Corrigan, Babs Olusanmokun and Tonye Patano star.

Nick Sandow, a longtime New York theatre director, will make his feature film directorial debut.

Mike Batistick wrote the script, based on his hit off-Broadway play. Sandow also directed the play.

The story is about three immigrants from different countries who meet each other in the world of OTB.

“It represents three different aspects: American immigration, American identity and the American dream,” producer Tom Donahue said in a statement. “It is based on the play which premiered in 2002, about the loss of liberty in the Bush Era, and many of those issues are relevant today.”

Ponies marks Greenbox’s first feature. Producers are Greenbox co-founder Virginia Galloway with Tom Donahue (Washington Heights, Man Push Cart).

Greenbox, a film, TV and new media company founded in 2997 by Galloway and Pamela Gwaltney, recently produced documentary The Music Lesson, which Galloway directed.