American World Pictures (AWP), a leading independent motion picture distribution and production company, is pleased to announce the completion of principal photography on Jabberwocky, directed by Steven R. Monroe (I Spit on Your Grave) and starring Tahmoh Penikett (“Battlestar Galactica,” FOX’s “Dollhouse”) and Kacey Barnfield (Resident Evil: Afterlife, BBC’s “Grange Hill”), this is the Company’s first of three co-productions with Bron Studios.
The film, written by Raul Inglis and Rafael Jordan, also stars Richard Riddell (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus), Ian Virgo (the upcoming John Cusack film The Raven, Black Hawk Down) and Michael Worth (God’s Ear), and was shot in Bulgaria. Director Steven R. Monroe stated “Anytime you get to shoot a period piece project like Jabberwocky with sets, wardrobe, swords and creatures you are like a kid in the candy store. Also when you get to assemble a great diverse cast to be in that atmosphere it adds yet another level of excitement. Everyone just kind of falls into place and into character when they land in all these elements and it’s just really fun as a director to be in the middle of all that. Shooting in Bulgaria was a huge plus for this production, even with all the winter weather hitting us it just added to the whole vibe of the project.”
In this Sci-Fi/Fantasy tale, Jabberwocky chronicles the story of a young squire (Michael Worth) who, alongside his brother (Tahmoh Penikett), must become a warrior to save his people and the woman he loves (Kacey Barnfield) after a horrific beast is unleashed on the Kingdom.
American World Pictures’ Mark L. Lester and Dana Dubovsky and Bron Studios’ Aaron L. Gilbert serve as Producers, with John Raymonds and Bron’s Bernie Melanson as Executive Producers. Says AWP’s Lester, “We are delighted with Steven’s work as director, his ability as a storyteller is remarkable. And the performance of the cast and crew were top notch.”
President of AWP Mark L. Lester and Dana Dubovsky first joined forces with Aaron L. Gilbert and Bron Studios when AWP picked up the sales rights to Gilbert’s film Paradox.