'I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu' Star Jamie Bernadette to Make Directorial Debut with 'The Desecrated Ones'!
Living with abuse is in itself like living a personal horror film...
...Today, actress Jamie Bernadette (I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu, 4/20 Massacre, The 6th Friend) has announced that she will be making her directorial debut with horror flick The Desecrated Ones, which she will be co-directing with Amna Vegha (Homestead)!
In The Desecrated Ones, written by Bernadette:
"The film explores how cycles of abuse can be assumed through generational abuse, relationships, or cultures. People imprisoned by abuse are living a horror movie. How does a young girl respond when left with the responsibility of breaking a perpetual cycle of inherited abuse?"
Jamie and Amna have launched an Indiegogo Campaign to raise funds for their new film. They are including many perks for contributing, including: actors’ costumes, signed posters, movie props, a PDF of the script once it’s distributed, a chance to virtually meet the cast and crew, printed and bound concept art books, and much more. Even Meir Zarchi, writer/director of I Spit on Your Grave, has jumped on board the fundraising efforts by signing a DVD and also a Blu Ray, which Jamie also signed, that will be rewarded to one lucky person in each category who contributed. Many of these perks are available only via the Indiegogo campaign, and will become permanently unavailable once it expires. Once the film circulates the world, these items will become very valuable. Click the link below to get some exciting merch and bring their movie to life.
Said Bernadette, “'The Desecrated Ones' is a psychological horror film that explores abuse, the forms it comes in, the dangerous effects it can have on its victims, and the extraordinary lengths some must take in order to cope. The last film I co-wrote and produced, 'The 6th Friend', is a horror film about obsession with fame and attention in today’s social media-crazed world. So I like using film to address deep issues in society. I hope to scare people with this film - it’s horror! But I also hope to move them emotionally and bring light to this important issue. It’s definitely not going to be easy to watch, I can tell you that.”
The film will star Bernadette, Betsy Sligh (Homestead) and Brian Krause (Charmed, Sleepwalkers, Return to the Blue Lagoon, Homestead), with Amna making her acting debut as well.
Production is planned to start on The Desecrated Ones in February 2021. Check out the announcement video below, as well as the film's IndieGoGo page for more details.
By Matt Konopka