Markham Street Films is excited to announce that rising stars Devery Jacobs ("Rhymes for Young Ghouls") and Imogen Waterhouse ("Nocturnal Animals"), are on board to
star in "Level 16," the new Young Adult thriller from the Toronto-based production company. Devery and Imogen will join Sara Canning ("The Vampire Diaries, ""War for the Planet of the Apes"), who is on board to play Ms. Brixil, the head of The
Vestalis Academy, the boarding school at the center of the film. "Level 16" will start production this summer with screenplay and direction
by Danishka Esterhazy ("Black Field").
“Devery and Imogen are my dream cast for 'Level 16'”, said Esterhazy. “They are intelligent and deeply talented young actors. Passionate and professional. Each has her own unique style and I can’t wait to see them work together as they bring to life our lead characters Vivien and Sophia. "
Devery Jacobs plays 16 year old Vivien, trapped in The Vestalis Academy, a prison like boarding school, keeping to herself and sticking her head out for no one. Until she is reunited with Sophia, played by Imogen Waterhouse, the former friend who betrayed her. Together the girls embark on a dangerous search to uncover the horrifying truth behind their imprisonment. Soon running for their lives, the girls must save themselves or die trying.
Director Danishka Esterhazy has received acclaim for her visually stunning and female-driven films. She is a graduate of the National Screen Institute and the Canadian Film Center. Her debut feature, "Black Field," won the Best Feature Drama award at Vancouver’s Women in Film Festival and the Best Canadian Feature award at Toronto’s Female Eye Film Festival.
Launched in February of 2002, award-winning Markham Street Films Inc., created by Judy Holm and Michael McNamara, makes film and video projects for all media.
Markham Street Films producer Judy Holm will attend the Berlinale from Feb 11 – 17.