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‘Sweet Virginia’ Director Tells ‘The Importance of Blood’

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Jon Bernthal as Sam in SWEET VIRGINIA. Photographer: Keri Anderson.

New York and Los Angeles-based independent finance company Sculptor Media is fully financing and producing, with Circle of Confusion, the character-driven dark thriller The Importance of Blood, Bloody Disgusting learned.

The film, written by James Breen with Jamie M. Dagg (Sweet Virginia) set to direct, is about a mysterious young woman named Rose who returns to her hometown years after disappearing to seek reconciliation with her estranged family. In doing so, she threatens her relationship with Malcolm, a caring but manipulative man who harbors dangerous secrets of his own.

Sculptor’s Goz and Gold are producing with Circle of Confusion’s Lawrence Mattis and Matt Smith. Chris Armogida will also produce. James Masciello, Principal of the private equity firm Raven Capital who provides financing to Sculptor, will executive produce. Gerard DiNardi (Blumhouse’s Get Out, The Purge, Sinister) is the line producer.

The original screenplay by James Breen was highlighted in the popular dark genre and horror annual listing, Blood List.

Jamie M. Dagg’s first feature film River premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015. It earned Dagg a Canadian Screen Award for Best First Feature Film. Dagg’s second feature Sweet Virginia premiered at TriBeCa to rave reviews and was released by IFC in 2017.

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