Actress Jamie Bernadette (I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu, 4/20 Massacre, The 6th Friend), has officially announced her directorial debut feature film titled ‘The Desecrated Ones‘.
The film, written by Jamie, explores how cycles of abuse can be assumed through generational abuse, relationships, or cultures. People imprisoned by abuse are living a horror movie. Jamie wants to unveil the terror and trauma victims of abuse endure. How does a young girl respond when left with the responsibility of breaking a perpetual cycle of inherited abuse?
Jamie has launched an Indiegogo Campaign to raise funds for her new film. It includes 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.
Jamie has always wanted to write and direct a horror film that is as chilling as her favorite horror classics, but which also embodies an important cultural issue. She says, “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.”
Abuse and its ramifications are issues Jamie takes seriously, and the role she plays in this film will perhaps be her most complex and emotionally jarring to date. Jamie will lead the cast and reunite with actress Betsy Sligh (Homestead) and Brian Krause (Charmed, Sleepwalkers, Return to the Blue Lagoon, Homestead, et al.).