Jade of Death, the lesbian-themed supernatural web series from writer and director Erin Good and producer Taylor Litton-Strain, will make its public debut at Queer Screen’s 25th anniversary of the Mardi Gras Film Festival on February 23.
The series focuses on Jade (Bernie Van Tiel), a young psychic who plies her trade as the ‘Fortune-Teller of Death’ at a seedy freak show carnival. The cast includes Logie and AACTA-nominated Sara West (Bad Girl), AACTA award winner Susan Prior (Jasper Jones, The Rover) and cult fave Nicholas Hope (Bad Boy Bubby). 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.
“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.” While Litton-Strain ethused, “We’re so excited to premiere with Queer Screen and I couldn’t think of a better audience to experience it with.”
Good cites Lost Girl, True Blood, Jessica Jones, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer as influences on the series, whose second season is currently in development with the ABC. If that sounds like your thing, book your tickets here.