Devanny Pinn, star of Battle for Saipan and best known for appearing in an impressive number of horror titles, has lined up her first feature film as a director.
The actress and producer is at the helm of the 1970s crime thriller Black massbecause of the shooting in LA on Friday.
Nothing to do with Johnny Depp’s 2015 gangster drama of the same name, Black mass is inspired by real events and is set during a 24-hour period in Florida during the winter of 1978, when college girls were being chased by a serial killer. Lew Temple (The living Dead), Jeremy London, Lisa Wilcox and Michelle Romano (Escape from Ensenada) will star, with Romana also serving as producer. Other cast members include Kathleen Kinmont, Eva Hamilton, Chelsea Gilson, Jenny Wenger, Eileen Dietz (The exorcist), Andrew Sykes, Jennifer Lynn Warren and Susan Lanier.
Black mass is produced by Pinn’s Jaguar Motion Pictures and Roman Media for Cleopatra Entertainment. Brian Perera, Yvonne Perera, Brandon Slagle, Gigi Jankowski and Miranda Mariposa serve as executive producers. Tim Yasui is co-producer, Anjanette Miller and Susan Lanier are associate producers. Pinn is directing from a script written by Eric Pereira and Brandon Slagle.
“I am grateful to Cleopatra for giving me the opportunity to direct my first feature film with them,” said Pinn. “They continue to support me and independent art.”
Pinn is represented by Sheila Legette Entertainment.