“I Spit on Your Grave” Director Steven R. Monroe Brings A New Beast To Life

LOS ANGELES – American World Pictures (AWP), a leading independent motion picture distribution and production company, is pleased to announce the completion of principal photography on Jabberwocky, directed by Steven R. Monroe (I Spit on Your Grave: Unrated) and starring Tahmoh Penikett (Battlestar Galactica, FOX’s Dollhouse) and Kacey Barnfield (Resident Evil: Afterlife, BBC’s Grange Hill), this is the Company’s first of three co-productions with Bron Studios.

Producer Mark L. Lester and Ian Virgo

The film, written by Raul Inglis and Rafael Jordan, also stars Richard Riddell (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus), Ian Virgo (the upcoming John Cusack film The Raven, Black Hawk Down) and Michael Worth (God’s Ear), and was shot in Bulgaria. Director Steven R. Monroe stated "Anytime you get to shoot a period piece project like Jabberwocky with sets, wardrobe, swords and creatures you are like a kid in the candy store. Also when you get to assemble a great diverse cast to be in that atmosphere it adds yet another level of excitement. Everyone just kind of falls into place and into character when they land in all these elements and it's just really fun as a director to be in the middle of all that. Shooting in Bulgaria was a huge plus for this production, even with all the winter weather hitting us it just added to the whole vibe of the project."

Kacey Barnfield
Kacey Barnfield

In this Sci-Fi/Fantasy tale, Jabberwocky chronicles the story of a young squire (Michael Worth) who, alongside his brother (Tahmoh Penikett), must become a warrior to save his people and the woman he loves (Kacey Barnfield) after a horrific beast is unleashed on the Kingdom. American World Pictures’ Mark L. Lester and Dana Dubovsky and Bron Studios’ Aaron L. Gilbert serve as Producers, with John Raymonds and Bron’s Bernie Melanson as Executive Producers. Says AWP’s Lester, “We are delighted with Steven’s work as director, his ability as a storyteller is remarkable. And the performance of the cast and crew were top notch.”

President of AWP Mark L. Lester and Dana Dubovsky first joined forces with Aaron L. Gilbert and Bron Studios when AWP picked up the sales rights to Gilbert’s film Paradox.

About American World Pictures:
Based in Los Angeles, American World Pictures has distinguished itself as one of the leading and most consistent independent production and distribution companies in the industry. Under the experienced hand of company founder Dana Dubovsky and President Mark L. Lester, American World Pictures focuses on the distribution of high-quality moderately budgeted feature films to the domestic and international marketplace. The company’s growing distribution slate is comprised of genre-driven, demographic specific internally produced films, co-productions and acquisitions. Official website:

About Bron Studios:
Bron Studios Inc. (Bron) is a British Columbia based company focused on the development, production and exploitation of both live-action and animated original film and television worldwide. Led by Aaron L. Gilbert, Executive Producer of recent films “Janie Jones”, “Daydream Nation”, and “I Melt With You”, Bron’s experienced creative and production teams work in partnership with elite co-producers and directors on projects bound for the global theatrical and/or television markets. Bron produces A-level entertainment in various genres and price points, priding itself on being a company that attracts top notch talent, repeat partnerships, and a great collaborative experience overall.

Contact: Rachel Madison Hill
American World Pictures