Wednesday, September 2nd we talk with filmmaker Jaclyn Bethany about her thriller “Indigo Valley”, releasing on Apple TV on 9/8/20.
The film is the story of estranged sisters Louise (Rosie Day) & Isabella (Bethany). When Isabella unexpectedly joins Louise and her new husband John (Brandon Sklenar) on their honeymoon through the wilderness, tensions arise and secrets between all three begin to surface in unpredictable and dangerous ways.
A slow burn psychological thriller in the style of a millenial Bergman, Indigo Valley. The film was selected for Garden State Film Festival and Bentonville Film Festival. In the wake of COVID-19, Indigo Valley will be digitally released on September 8, 2020 by Giant Pictures (Love Antosha, Newness).
Jaclyn Bethany is a Los Angeles based actress, writer and filmmaker originally from Jackson, Mississippi. She has worked across the states and in the UK, appearing in films such as Miles (Netflix), I Saw The Light (Sony) Worry Dolls (IFC) and theatre including Anna Karenina (Arcola Theatre), Tony Kushner’s A Bright Room Called Day (UK Tour), A Map of Virtue directed by Pam MacKinnon. She will next appear in David Fincher’s upcoming MANK and British indie Venice at Dawn. As a director, her AFI Thesis film The Delta Girl starring Isabelle Fuhrmann and Caitlin Carver premiered at the Oscar Qualifying Holly Shorts Film Festival and has played numerous festivals since. Jaclyn’s debut feature film Indigo Valley will be released this year. Pre-release the score of her feature film Indigo Valley by Maesa Pullman & Dalal Bruchmann was nominated for two Hollywood Music in Media Awards and the soundtrack was released by Sony. Her award winning digital series The Rehearsal, set in the New York Theatre World is online at www.rehearsalseries.com. The cast recently reunited for a reading of the second series via zoom. It was recently shortlisted for the Daytime Emmy in four categories and nominated for seven Indie Series Awards, including Best Directing. She recently completed production on two feature film productions – Under the Lantern Lit Sky which she wrote and appears in as well as her second feature film as director Highway One. She holds an M.F.A. in Directing from the American Film Institute, an M.A. in Screenwriting from The London FIlm School and a B.A. from Fordham University.