Jessica Cameron and Mania again

Jessica Cameron and Mania
actress, director

Short Biography: 
Jessica Cameron was born and raised in Owen Sound, Ontario in Canada and moved to Toronto to study fashion at Ryerson University. After finishing her degree she moved to Ohio to work as a fashion designer and in her spare time she decided to try an acting class. The acting bug bit, and Jessica decided to make acting her full time career. In the last few years she has been cast in more then 70 projects including music videos, TV shows and feature films. In 2010 she won an industry award for being a Rising Movie Star. Some of her favorite recent performances include: playing sorority leader in The Sleeper and she starring with horror icon Steven Geoffrey’s in the film “Mr. Hush”. She also had the chance to work with legendary director Jim Wynorski on the syfy channel film “Camel Spiders” and the established horror director Jeff Burr on “Resurection”. She was thrilled to play screen legend Marilyn Monroe in “The Black Dahlia Haunting”, having been a fan of hers for many years. In 2012 Cameron starred in the hit TLC Show Brides of Beverly Hills for its second season. Acting as a wedding dress stylist on the show utilized Cameron’s fashion history as well as camera skills. 2013 was the first year in which Cameron stepped behind the camera to direct and produce Truth Or Dare, a torture film that she co-wrote with Jon Scott Higgins. Truth Or Dare would screen nearly 50 times all over the world and win 33 awards. Cameron would direct several short films in 2013 including a segment for the Soska sisters Blood Drive PSA. She would produce 2 more feature films (Utero and Save Yourself) before embarking on her most ambitious project yet – filming 3 movies while traveling across the USA in an rv with some of her favorite film makers. The team shot 2 narrative features (Desolation and Mania) and the documentary surrounding the process called Kill The Production Assistant. Mania would mark Cameron’s 2nd time directing a feature film.
The Interview: 

We are proud to have a new interview with Jessica Cameron the famous actress and director. We're gonna talk about her new movie, MANIA.

- Mania is not the first movie you directed, what’s the difference with the ones you’ve made before?

JC - Mania is by far the most romantic movie that I have ever done. At it's heart its a love story. A bloody love story but a love story none the less.

- The movie is about a lesbian character, why did you make this special choice?

JC -Truthfully it was never about making a choice. In my mind this particular tale was always with two women. It just wouldn't feel right any other way.

- As an actress and a director is it difficult to deal with other actors? or is it maybe easier to deal with them…

JC - I have a greater appreciation for the actors who work hard, are talented and are responsible. I have less tolerance for those who do not take their job seriously, don't have their lines memorized, etc. 

Brooke on Mania movie

- Mania movie is about a breakout, do you think that sexual tendencies can have some kind of influences into contemporary society? 

JC - One of the things I adore most about film is that it is open to so much interpretation. While I did not design the concept or the film itself around any metaphor, viewers can choose to interpret the material how they wish, and see what they choose to see. I always try to add layers to my films so that when you watch then repeatedly you can see more and more depth to the film itself.

- Sex and blood… do you think it’s the perfect mix for a modern horror movie? Did you get the inspiration from some other famous movie for your Mania?

JC - Honestly I don't think there is a perfect mix for a modern horror film as much as I think its important to stay true to the story.  With Mania the inspiration stemmed from my love of the open road combined with my research and experience with those afflicted with mental illiness. 

SO, thank you very much Jessica for your courtesy, i hope to have the chance to talk with you again in the future.

Mania the movie


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