Anything for Jackson

A Reverse Exorcism Takes a Turn in ‘Anything for Jackson’

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We all love a good exorcism, but in Anything for Jackson — a new Super Channel Fuse Original horror feature from Vortex Words + Pictures — the regular trappings of this cult classic ritual take a turn.

After losing their only grandson in a car accident, grief-stricken Audrey (Sheila McCarthy) and Henry (Julian Richings), a doctor, kidnaps his pregnant patient with the intentions of performing a “reverse Exorcism”, putting Jackson inside her unborn child. It doesn’t take long to figure out Jackson isn’t the only ghost the grandparents invited into their home. Now it’s a race against time for the couple, as well as the pregnant woman, to figure a way out of the haunting they’ve set upon themselves.

Photo via Danielle Blancher

Director Justin G. Dyck has directed over 25 films and dozens of series episodes. Justin demonstrates the kind of talent and ease of facility that only develop when people acquire a strong focus early in their lives; his interest in film is a prime example of this phenomenon and it has demonstrated itself at every opportunity.

In 2004 Justin earned a BFA from Ryerson University before officially starting his career in film and television production. Since then he has worked as a director, cinematographer, editor and producer. This vast experience helped establish Justin as a well-rounded and knowledgeable director who’s understanding of the tools enable impeccable execution of the creative. Justin’s strengths have allowed him to direct a wide variety of genres from romantic comedy to children’s film and television. With several new projects on the horizon in a wide variety of genres and styles, Justin G. Dyck isn’t showing any sign of slowing down.

“Vortex pictures supports artists, and I’m elated to be working with them. From day one, Bill Marks and his entire team has trusted us to tell this story our way while simultaneously offering us unlimited support and advice based on years of experience. The entire cast and crew attached to this project is beyond incredible and gives me the ultimate confidence as I enter the horror world for the first time as a director. We’re setting out to put a new spin on a favorite genre and I can’t wait to share this film with the world.” – Justin Dyck, Director

Anything for Jackson is produced by Bill Marks (Don’t Click, Wolfcop), Christopher Giroux (I’ll Take Your Dead, Don’t Click), Keith Cooper (Mourning War) and Justin G. Dyck (Witches Ball) with executive producers Jesse Ikeman (A Perfect Plan, Survival of the Dead), Justin Rebelo (United We Fan, Room For Rent) & Audrey Cummings (She Never Died, Berkshire County).

Photo via Danielle Blancher

The film stars Sheila McCarthy (Die Hard 2, The Umbrella Academy), Julian Richings (Orphan Black, Supernatural), Konstantina Mantelos (A Christmas Crush), Josh Cruddas (Polar), and Yannick Bisson (Another Wolfcop, Murdoch Mysteries)

“We are excited to be working with Vortex films and the team at A71 to bring this unique film to fans of the horror genre on Super Channel Fuse. It has all the elements that are sure to make it a fan-favourite with this audience,” said Jackie Pardy, Chief Content Officer, Super Channel

“It’s a bumper year at Vortex, and it’s incredibly cool to have this team together for Anything For Jackson. Keith and Justin are exactly the kind of filmmakers we are always wanting to work with, and the cast is a complete dream team!” – Bill Marks, Chairman, Vortex Words + Pictures

Anything for Jackson is anticipated to premiere Fall 2020 on Super Channel Fuse in Canada. A71 Releasing controls the rest of the world rights on the movie.

 

Looking for some scares to spice up your quarantine? Check out The Hunt and The Invisible Man from the comfort of your own home. 

Kelly McNeely is a tea drinking, craft making, machete wielding screen junkie with a mostly healthy obsession with horror, 90s action films, and spooky home decor. A staff writer for iHorror.com, she has also contributed to Grim Magazine, Modern Horrors, CGMagazine, Salem Horror Fest, 1428 Elm, and Netflix Life. You can find her getting day drunk and making festive housewares at The Creepy Crafter on Facebook, or follow her on Twitter and Instagram @kellsmcnells