Kelley Kali’s “Jagged Mind” starring Maisie Richardson-Sellers and Shannon Woodward to Set For World Premiere at the
American Black Film Festival from 20th Digital and Hulu
Queer psychological thriller premieres June 15 only on Hulu
Credit: 20th Digital Studio/Hulu
“Jagged Mind,” a horror feature starring Maisie Richardson-Sellers and Shannon Woodward from 20th Digital Studio and Hulu Originals will have its World Premiere at the American Black Film Festival (abff.com) in Miami Beach, June 14 through June 18. The film will debut exclusively on Hulu on June 15 and Disney+ internationally at a later date.
Directed by Kelley Kali (“I'm Fine (Thanks for Asking)”), “Jagged Mind” is about a woman plagued by blackouts and strange visions that lead her to discover she’s stuck in a series of time loops, possibly related to her mysterious new girlfriend. Maisie Richardson-Sellers (“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “The Originals”) stars as “Billie,” alongside Shannon Woodward (“Westworld,” “Raising Hope”) as her girlfriend, “Alex”.
Kali was tapped to direct this feature based off the short film “First Date,” which was included in the first season of 20th Digital Studio’s “Bite Size Halloween.” The feature, now titled “Jagged Mind,” is written by Allyson Morgan (“Sitting”). “Jagged Mind” is part of the studio’s existing slate of horror features for Hulu, including “Grimcutty,” “Matriarch,” “Clock,” and the upcoming “Appendage” and “The Mill.”
“Jagged Mind” was developed by 20th Digital Studio with David Worthen Brooks, Arbi Pedrossian, and Jenna Cavelle as executive producers. Production services were carried out by the film’s producer Daniela Ruiz through her company, Palabra Productions. Kelley Kali and Congyu E also serve as producers.
Kali is represented by Greg Pedicin (Gersh) and Nina Shaw & Tom Greenberg at Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein Lezcano Bobb & Dang. Richardson-Sellers is represented by Daisy Wu & Nick Collins (Gersh), Lena Roklin (Luber Roklin Entertainment) and James S. Adams & Scott Winston at Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham. Woodward is represented by Jo Yao, Larry Salz, Lucas Barnes & Michael Jelline (UTA) and Alissa Vradenburg (Untitled Entertainment).
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About American Black Film Festival:
The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is a property of ABFF Ventures LLC, an entertainment company specializing in the production of live events and platforms that celebrate Black culture and achievement. ABFF, the company’s flagship event, is dedicated to recognizing Black talent and showcasing quality film and television content by and about people of African descent. ABFF founder Jeff Friday conceived the festival in 1997 as a vehicle to strengthen the Black entertainment community by fostering resource sharing, education and artistic collaboration. Now in its 27th year, the festival has become a key proponent of diversity in Hollywood, providing a platform for emerging Black artists. The ABFF is a property of ABFF Ventures LLC, an entertainment company specializing in the production of live events that promote Black culture and achievement. For more information, visit, https://www.abff.com/miami/