Jessica Cameron Spotlight

“Jessica Cameron is one of those talented actresses that not only brings her A game to the set but her talent is beyond just acting”
Stephen Biro Writer & Director
AMERICAN GUINEA PIG: THE SONG OF SOLOMON

Growing up in Owen Sound, Ontario, Jessica Cameron’s parents instilled into her the importance of hard work and that having a strong work ethic early on will help you achieve your goals later in life.  That life lesson drove her to follow her dreams and she went from a small town girl to one of the most prolific and admired  female horror Producer, Director, and Actress in the film industry.  

Prior to films, Cameron utilized her creative mind and studied fashion design at Ryerson University in Toronto.  After completing her education there she relocated to Ohio and worked as a fashion designer.  However, she was still missing something from her life and had an interest in acting, so she took an acting class.  Immediately she got the acting bug and took many more classes in multiple schools.  Once she got to the level she knew she could start landing roles, she put together a plan.  The plan was to leave fashion designing and if she was able to pay the bills with an acting career for one year then she’d then make the next big step and relocate to Los Angeles.  Obviously the plan carried out as hoped for and since Cameron has appeared in nearly a hundred films, TV shows, commercials, and music videos.  

“As an actor, she was a gift to direct and let me kill her repeatedly without complaint or hesitation”
Lisa Ovies, Director PUPPET KILLER

A majority of her work has been in the horror genre as Cameron has always been attracted to horror films ever since she was a kid.  She loves how horror movies can spin your emotions around constantly throughout the movie. When acting in horror films, she thrives on how she’s enabled to explore the deep psychological intricacies that her character suffers while going through intense pain.

“She’s one of the most hardworking individuals I know and one of the smartest. I’m truly honored to have worked with her”
Tristan Clay Director RED EYE

After years of experience and paying close attention to the filmmaking process while on each and every set, she wanted to start making her own films and started up her company Small Town Girl Productions.  She then had the freedom to create stories and characters that she wants to play the role of.  One aspect of her films is she adds layers to the story and characters, so the film can watched repeatedly as the audience discovers new information and more depth to the film.  

She knows every aspect of this industry like the back of her hand”
Ali Ferda, Actress

Being the hard working actress she is, she expects the same from the actors in her films.  She has less of a tolerance for anyone that does not take their job seriously and are unprepared and yet has a deep appreciation and admiration for those that work hard and bring out their best talents no matter what size of the role.  Rising star Ali Ferda appears with Cameron in AN ENDING, LILITH, and KILL THE PRODUCTION ASSISTANT.  Working with Cameron on multiple films has been a huge benefit to Ferda, not only to expand her acting skills, but she learns about the filmmaking process and professionalism on set.  “Jessica Cameron is a total badass,” tells Ferda.  “She knows every aspect of this industry like the back of her hand, and I never stop learning from her. She’s one of my favorite people to work with, as a director and as a fellow actor.”

“Working with her has been one of the highlights of my film career”
Todd Nunes, Director Writer ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE

Cameron stars in Todd Nunes’ Christmas horror film ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE.  Ever since Nunes saw the poster for SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT as a kid, he’s always wanted to make his own demented Santa film.  Finally making his dream come true, he shares some quality details about working with Cameron on his film, “Jessica is a dream to work with!   Not only did she bring her horror expertise to the set of ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE but she was also energetic, passionate, and professional.  She is the kind of actor that really lights-up a set. On the first day of filming, Jessica was in the shower preparing to get covered in blood. Her character was about to meet a grisly death and we were all excited to put it on film.  I was in a deep conversation with our SFX artist Josh McCarron about upping gore factor in the scene and we were running through the many ways that we could kill Jessica. Suddenly, Jessica appeared out of nowhere and said, “Do you want to stab me in the boob? I’ve never been stabbed in the boob before.” There was instant silence. Everyone just looked at each other in amazement. Did she just say that????  I turned and looked at Josh and said,” We have twenty minutes… Can you stab her in the boob?”  It was such a fun day of filming and that kill scene would go on to become one of the most memorable and standout moments in the movie.  Jessica is a REAL scream queen with serious knowledge of the horror genre and independent filmmaking.  She is without a doubt one of the hardest working actors/directors in the horror community and working with her has been one of the highlights of my film career.“

Go to the ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE website for more information about the film. http://www.allthroughthehousemovie.com/

“She’s smart, sassy, talented, straightforward, and trustworthy”
Heather Dorff, Actress, Producer, Model

TRUTH OR DARE was Small Town Girl Productions first feature film and Cameron’s directing debut.  She also stars in the film and co-wrote it with Jon Higgins. The film screened at over fifty festivals worldwide and won thirty four awards.  It has been very well received in the horror community with nothing but praise in the reviews. Starring as Michelle in TRUTH OR DARE is award winning actress and model Heather Dorff who stars in many of Cameron’s films.  They both host and produce the popular show Scream Queen Stream. The show is Cameron and Dorff’s passion project that covers a variety of topics mostly horror related.  For a wild ride join Cameron and Dorff by going to the show’s website, http://screamqueenstream.com.  

Working with Cameron for many years has been a great experience for Dorff and they have developed a strong working bond and friendship.  “From the moment I met Jessica, it was obvious she had a drive and passion for both film and life that you’re rarely lucky enough to encounter in another,” tells Dorff. “She puts literally her all even in the smallest of tasks. I’ve never seen anyone work as hard as she does for her dream and it’s truly inspiring. She’s smart, sassy, talented, straightforward, and trustworthy – all the things we should aspire to be in life. I couldn’t be more honored to say that I’ve not only had the chance to work with her but, more importantly, have had the chance to really get to know her through the years. Her presence in my existence has done nothing but improve it ever since. For as long as I decide to work in film and be in this world, I will do so beside her simply because she’s a person deserving of everyone standing behind her in everything she’ll ever do.

Including TRUTH OR DATE, here are some current films that Cameron and her company have produced and Cameron stars in and either directed and/or wrote.

TRUTH OR DARE (Horror)
Six college kids find internet stardom when they make “Truth or Dare” videos with a violent twist. It is all fun and games until their number one fan decides he wants to play by his own rules.

Director: 
Jessica Cameron

Writers:
Jessica Cameron (co-writer), Jonathan Scott Higgins (co-writer)
Stars:
Jessica Cameron, Ryan Kiser, Heather Dorff

 

PUPPET KILLER (Horror)
While celebrating Christmas at a cabin in the woods, a group of high school students are stalked by a psychotic killer obsessed with horror movie icons.

Director:
Lisa Ovies

Writers:
Kevin Mosley (screenplay), Kevin Mosley (story by)
Stars:
Jessica Cameron, Richard Harmon, Aleks Paunovic, Lisa Durupt

Filmmaker Lisa Ovies has made many films and shorts and PUPPET KILLER is her directing debut for a feature film.  Just like Cameron, Ovies is heavily involved in the Women in Horror community and having Cameron play the role of Vengeance in her film PUPPET KILLER was a delight.   “Jessica Cameron is one of the most talented, hardworking and passionate women I have ever had the privilege to work with,” shares Ovies. “As an actor, she was a gift to direct and let me kill her repeatedly without complaint or hesitation. As a producer, she is a work horse and our entire team knows how lucky they are to have her on board ‘Puppet Killer’.

In addition to all of Ovies experience and training in filmmaking she also was trained in improv at Second City Chicago.  Later Ovies started up her own improv school Rogue Studios and brought on Cameron as an instructor due to her talent and expertise at training actors.  “She is also an instructor at my acting school ‘Rogue Studios’ and the students adore her. She has an amazing way of working with actors to support them but to also push them to new levels in their craft.  Purely on a friend level, she’s one of my favorite humans and she makes me laugh so Fucking hard every time we are together. She has her own room in my house for a reason 😉 “

RED EYE (Horror)
Four friends set out to document a local legend in West Virginia. Will their passion cross the line? Or will it bleed through?

Director:
Tristan Clay

Writers:
Tristan Clay, Destinie Orndoff
Stars:
Jessica Cameron, Heather Dorff, Destinie Orndoff

Tristan Clay has made several shorts and RED EYE is his first feature film that he produced, directed, and co-wrote with his production partner at Deranged Minds Entertainment, Destinie Orndoff.  Tristan was 19 when he made RED EYE and bringing on Cameron and Heather Dorff for the lead roles was a huge benefit as Cameron assisted Clay any way should could seeing that he was just as passionate as her about filmmaking.  

“Jessica was a great joy to work with!” tells Clay.  “She gave me so much respect on set of “Red Eye” as I was only a nineteen year old directing this feature length film. Jessica has helped this production in so many ways than one. She continues to help us a year after we wrapped. She’ll call me and we’ll be on the phone for two hours talking about whatever is going on at the time with the film or us. She’s one of the most hardworking individuals I know and one of the smartest. I’m truly honored to have worked with her on my first film.”

 

AMERICAN GUINEA PIG: THE SONG OF SOLOMON (Horror)
The Catholic Church is trying to save an innocent soul from the ravages of satanic possession. Wave after wave of holy men are sent to confront the possessed.

Director:
Stephen Biro

Writer:
Stephen Biro
Stars:
Jessica Cameron, Jim Van Bebber, David E. McMahon

President and Founder of Unearthed Films, Stephen Biro wrote and directed AMERICAN GUINEA PIG: THE SONG OF SOLOMON which Cameron stars in.  Biro is an ardent writer who has written novels, screenplays, and ghost writes on occasion.   Having Cameron star is his film was a benefit to Biro due to her superb work habits as he shares,  “Jessica Cameron is one of those talented actresses that not only brings her A game to the set but her talent is beyond just acting. She has directed some wonderful films and knows the process of filmmaking inside and out of every aspect.

MANIA (Horror)
Two lesbian lovers are forced to flee their hometown after a brutal murder changes their lives forever.

Director:
Jessica Cameron

Writers:
Jonathan Scott Higgins, Jonathan Scott Higgins
Stars:
Ellie Church, Tristan Risk, Carlo Mendez

 

AN ENDING (Horror)
3 female strangers evade a shadowy force and their own grim pasts as they try to find a way beyond a nightmare world that exists in a foggy edge of reality

Director:
Jessica Cameron

Writer:
Jessica Cameron
Stars:
Jessica Cameron, Ali Ferda, Johanna McGinley, Heather Dorff

 

LILITH (Horror)
A husband and wife travel cross-country in an RV. Their idyllic road trip becomes a hellish nightmare when they pick up a hitchhiker.

Directors:
Ryan M. Andrews, Alan Smithee

Writer:
Ryan M. Andrews
Stars:
Jessica Cameron, Tristan Risk, Ali Ferda, Carlo Mendez

 

KILL THE PRODUCTION ASSISTANT (Documentary, Reality-TV)
Documentary chronicling the efforts of actress/director Jessica Cameron to simultaneously shoot two horror films while traveling across the United States with her cast and crew in an RV.

Director:
Aaron M. Lane

Stars:
Jessica Cameron, Ellie Church, Tristan Risk, Ali Ferda

Cameron is nonstop acting, producing, writing, and directing her own films, however she still loves to act in films she’s not making.

ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE (Horror)
A deranged masked Santa-Slayer comes to town for some yuletide-terror. He leaves behind a bloody trail of mutilated bodies as he hunts his way to the front steps of the town’s most feared and notorious home.

Director:
Todd Nunes

Writer:
Todd Nunes
Stars:
Ashley Mary Nunes, Jessica Cameron, Melynda Kiring

 

THE LEGEND OF GRASSMAN (Action, Horror)
A group of bigfoot hunters find the tables turned when they pursue Ohio’s legendary Grassman.

Director:
Tyler Meyer

Writer:
Dennis Meyer
Stars:
Jessica Cameron, Lynn Lowry, Jeffrey Meldrum

 

THE TOMBS (Horror)
What starts as a night of fun and fright turns into a night of tension and terror when evil spirits of the Damned seize control of the animatronics to wreak havoc on their subjects. Celebrity status cannot rescue them from the unspeakable horror that lurks in the darkness.

Director:
Dan Brownlie

Writer:
Michael William Smith
Stars:
Jessica Cameron, Marcia Do Vales, Akie Kotabe

 

THE LISTING (Thriller)
Michael Mourer is a family man and a successful Realtor. However his current listing could be his last as he is unexpectedly blackmailed with a harsh time restraint.

Director:
Mario Cerrito

Writer:
Mario Cerrito
Stars:
Jessica Cameron, Donna DeGregorio, Frank Modica

As if all that’s not enough, go to her website for some photo galleries, shop Cameron’s store, and links to all hear social sites.  Plus, expect more information to come out soon about the screenplay she and her co-writer have been working on called BESTIES. http://jessicacameron.com/