Independent filmmaker, Blasket McManus has struggled his entire life to make small, personal films. But in a culture obsessed with blockbuster superheroes and vampire horror flicks, Hollywood considers Blasket irrelevant. To show he still matters, Blasket creates his most ambitious film: "The Promised Land," a dark comedy about the American Dream. The film wins seven Academy Awards and the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
Unfortunately, Blasket is locked away in Bellevue Psychiatric Ward where doctors tell him he suffers from mental illness, has never made any films, and is a danger to society. Blasket must now prove he is sane enough to live in the civilized world before doctors give him a lobotomy.
"A Tincture of Madness" is a tragicomedy that explores the fine line between genius and madness.