The award-winning supernatural thriller series JADE OF DEATH is set to debut at Queer Screen’s 25th anniversary of the Mardi Gras Film Festival on February 23.
JADE OF DEATH tells the story of Jade (Bernie Van Tiel), a young runaway with a powerful ability who plies her trade as the ‘Fortune-Teller of Death’ at a seedy freak show carnival. But now people are after her and there’s much more to Jade’s past and abilities than she knows. The talented ensemble cast also includes Logie and AACTA-nominated Sara West (Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door), AACTA award winner Susan Prior (Jasper Jones, The Rover) and the greatly admired Nicholas Hope (Bad Boy Bubby).
This will be the first chance for the public to see the highly-acclaimed series from filmmaking duo Erin Good (writer / director) and Taylor Litton-Strain (producer), which is now being developed into a second season with the ABC and Screen Australia.
The series is one of the top fastest selling programs of the Festival.
“I was thrilled to program Jade of Death for the festival,” said Queer Screen festival director Lisa Rose. “It’s definitely going to be a crowd pleaser.”
JADE OF DEATH picked up the highest number of nominations across all categories at the 2017 International Academy of Web Television Awards and went on to win Best Series, Best Director, Best Makeup and Best Ensemble Cast. With a distribution deal already secured and a second season planned, JADE OF DEATH’s Premiere at the Mardi Gras Film Festival is surely one of the hottest tickets in town.
Presented by Women in the Arts, the Premiere will also include an all women Q&A panel where Good and Litton-Strain will be joined by members of the cast and crew.