Australian supernatural web series Jade of Death has been selected for the “Sundance of TV festivals.” The show is headed for Denver, Colorado for SeriesFest, where it will compete for Best Pilot and the Audience award in the Independent Pilot Competition. Writer/Director Erin Good and Producer Taylor Litton-Strain are heading along too and will be conducting post-screening Q&A sessions.
Jade of Death tells the story of Jade (Bernie Van Tiel), a young runaway who plies her trade as the ‘Fortune-Teller of Death’ at a seedy freak-show carnival. But when people start hunting her down, she discovers there’s more to her past, and her abilities, than she could have ever imagined. The talented ensemble cast 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).
“I’m so proud to be taking this all-Australian production to this year’s SeriesFest. Having our US premiere as part of the main competition is particularly rewarding as it recognises the unique strength of independent productions, where it’s often sheer grit and passion, not budget, that determines your success,” said Litton-Strain.
The second series of Jade of Death is currently in development at the ABC.