Exclusive: Jamie Bernadette Talks Full Moon's Reel Evil; Trailer and Photos Released
With the teaser trailer for the Full Moon feature Reel Evil having hit the web today, we caught up with one of the flick’s actresses, Jamie Bernadette, to discuss the Danny Draven-directed, Charles Band-produced found-footage film.
Written by Shane Bitterling, Reel Evil follows (according to the film’s synopsis) “struggling filmmakers Kennedy, Cory and James, who finally catch the break they are looking for when they are hired to shoot a behind-the-scenes documentary for a major studio production. But their dream job quickly turns into a nightmare when they explore the legendary haunted location and find something far worse than anything Hollywood could create. Terror becomes reality for the filmmakers as they uncover the malevolent secrets of the hospital and the sinister doctor who once ran it.” Rounding out the cast are Jessica Morris, Kaiwi Lyman, Jim Tavaré, Kyle Morris, Christian Edsall, Sandra Hinojosa, Michael Cline, Jeffrey Adler and Lino Dumont. Director Draven edits with cinematography handled by Terrance Ryker.
Said Bernadette (who just wrapped the feature Axeman at Cutter’s Creek and who in Reel Evil portrays the role of the production’s beleaguered makeup artist ‘Claire’) of what attracted her to the latter project, “I have always wanted to do a found-footage style horror film ever since I saw The Blair Witch Project. That film disturbed me so much that I couldn't sleep the night after I saw it. When I met Charles Band and Danny Draven at my callback audition for Reel Evil, I thought they were super nice and easy-going. So, it was the genre and the people involved [that attracted me].”
Arriving to the set of Reel Evil (which was shot the Linda Vista Hospital near downtown Los Angeles this past August), Bernadette recalled of the production, “I quickly realized that Full Moon is an organized, professional company. They were extremely efficient. Working with Danny [Draven] was a wonderful experience. He has a calm, pleasant demeanor, and he made me, and everyone on the crew, feel welcome.”
Bernadette’s next genre film will be Rogue River director Jourdan McClure’s Hell Hunters, which is slated to roll this fall, in which she’ll star alongside Anthony Michael Hall, William McNamara and genre vets Bill Moseley, Lin Shaye and Michael Berryman.
Reel Evil releases to DVD and VOD on December 4th, 2012. For more info on the flick, "like" Reel Evil on Facebook, visit the official Full Moon website, "like" Full Moon on Facebook, and follow Full Moon on Twitter.
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