Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment (FME) and Roundtable Entertainment are thrilled to announce global superstar, entrepreneur, singer, television and film star, JoJo Siwa, whose credits includes The J Team, Dance Moms, Angry Birds 2and has over 71 million followers and counting across social media platforms, has joined Jade Pettyjohn in the newest horror/thriller film franchise from Marcus Dunstan of the SAW franchise fame (writer of Saw 3D,Saw VI, and director of the recently announced The Collected starring Josh Stewart, Dot-Marie Jones and Navi Rawat) and John Baldecchi (producer of Happy Death Day and Happy Death Day 2U), All My Friends Are Dead.
Dunstan is set to direct the film written by Josh Sims and Jessica Sarah Flaum. Baldecchi will produce. Dominic Ianno (Soul Surfer and The Whistleblower), Jason Resnick (Kidnap) and Kevin Greutert (SAW franchise) are executive producing, along with Film Mode Entertainment’s Clay Epstein. Dan Rubin, CEO of Budding Equity Inc. is also executive producing. Jade Pettyjohn’s list of credits includes Destroyer, Little Fires Everywhere, Trial By Fire, School of Rock, United States of Tara, andThe Mentalist. Pettyjohn recently wrapped David E. Kelley’s drama series Big Sky.
“We are thrilled JoJo is joining the ALL MY FRIENDS cast along with the incredible Jade Pettyjohn. We’re looking forward to JoJo giving us a compelling and dynamic performance that will be surprising for her audience, and everyone involved.” Said Baldecchi.
“ALL MY FRIENDS ARE DEAD is shaping up to be a massive treat for audiences worldwide with such an amazingly talented group in front of and behind the camera. The film is commercially viable and raises the genre bar to new heights, which makes it extra special.” Said Epstein.
“I’m so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the upcoming movie “All My Friends Are Dead”! This is a project that is so different from anything I’ve done previously; however, I absolutely love horror movies and I can’t wait to start production! I’m also excited to work with Jade again. We worked together when we were younger and can’t wait to create this movie together!” Said Siwa.
JoJo Siwa is a global superstar, entrepreneur, singer, television and film star, a New York Times bestselling author, an internet sensation with over 66 million followers on social media and was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2020. A mogul of inspiration, JoJo has uniquely bridged a fan following across a broad demographic delivering her message of “positivity, self-love, inclusivity and acceptance”.
Siwa is a consumer products powerhouse, with her famous JoJo Siwa bow selling more than 80 million bows globally to date, as well as developing an international empire of products spanning toys, apparel, accessories, consumer electronics and more. In 2018, Siwa made her introduction as a recording artist with the release of her debut EP. She went on her first-ever tour the following year, selling out over 100 arenas and becoming the youngest artist ever to headline and sell out the O2 Arena in the UK. In 2021, Siwa starred in “Dancing with the Stars,” making history as the first contestant to dance with a same sex partner. She is Emmy nominated for and executive produced both the reality competition series “Siwa’s Dance Pop Revolution” and the live-action musical “The J Team”, in which she also stars.
Her latest TV ventures found her on the judges panel for Season 17 of “So You Think You Can Dance” and starring in the new original hybrid docuseries “JoJo Goes” on Facebook Watch. With several Platinum and Gold-certified singles under her belt, JoJo is currently in the recording studio working on her next project.
All My Friends Are Dead is about a group of close college friends who get a steal on a killer Airbnb for the biggest music festival of the year. A weekend of partying quickly takes a turn for the worse, as the group is murdered one by one. They soon discover that each one of their deaths directly corresponds to one of the seven deadly sins.
All My Friends Are Dead offers an authentic, amusing, and intriguing look into the drama and complexity of long-time friendships and youth culture. The dialogue is realistic, humorous, and genuine, as if it was taken directly from the mouths of its target demographic. These characters, both their strengths and flaws, are familiar to any college student and can be found in every friend group. Their personalities are diverse and specific, their voices individualized and honest. The backdrop of the music festival is relatable for an older audience and aspirational for a younger audience. Festivals like Coachella, Outside Lands, SXSW, etc. are hubs for college students and a staple of the millennial lifestyle.
It is a testimonial of Gen Z culture without the constant bombardment of “youth” language that many scripts written by older individuals fall into. Sarah, the protagonist, serves as a conflicted anti-hero who reveals the everlasting consequences of cyberbullying and how past youth mistakes follow millennials into the future like never before.
Film Mode Entertainment is presenting the film to buyers in Berlin and will be showing a special presentation on the film. Film Mode Entertainment also has enormous interest in All My Friends Are Dead with deals already closed in Germany and Benelux – Splendid, Middle East – Falcon, and Malaysia and Thailand – Film Frame. FME is currently fielding offers from additional territories.
Additional casting announcements are forthcoming, and the movie is set to start filming in Canada this spring and will shine a light on the dynamic elements involved in Canadian filmmaking across the country, and just how unique and wide-ranging these locations are, offering audiences and the press a first-hand look at all that Canada has to offer the filmmaking community.
JoJo Siwa is repped by SIWA.
Jade Pettyjohn is repped by Innovative Artists and Karen Renna & Associates.
Marcus Dunstan is repped by Verve Talent and Literary Agency.
Film Mode Entertainment is repped by Lon Haber & Co.
Film Mode Entertainment has taken on international sales rights for All My Friends are Dead.
About Roundtable Entertainment
Roundtable Entertainment produces and distributes must-watch films and unscripted television for a diverse audience. The company develops and licenses premium IP with potential for multi-format exploitation across scripted (film and episodic) and unscripted (episodic and podcasts), then synergizes that content with OTT distribution, allowing it to efficiently exploit IP across the full spectrum of platforms and windows. Roundtable’s unique business model strongly positions the company to capitalize on the rapidly escalating need for new content across an exploding slate of streaming services.
Recently, Roundtable and leading independent streaming company Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced a broad-ranging strategic partnership that will include co-financing and co-owning the IP of original films to be distributed domestically on Cinedigm’s OTT networks and on other third-party streaming platforms. For more information, visit www.roundtable-ent.com
About Film Mode Entertainment
Film Mode Entertainment is a leading worldwide sales agent, production entity and distribution company, focusing on commercially driven feature films of all genres and budget sizes. Film Mode represents projects at all stages of the filmmaking process, often as Executive Producer, with the aim of helping producers and distributors achieve maximum exposure for their films. Film Mode’s recent titles include Mayim Bialik’s feature directorial debut, AS THEY MADE US, starring two-time Oscar-winner Dustin Hoffman, Academy Award-nominee and Emmy Award-winner Candice Bergen, Simon Helberg and Dianna Agron, CHICK FIGHT starring Malin Ackermn and Bella Thorne, CRYPTO starring Kurt Russell, Luke Hemsworth and Alexis Bledel, STAGE MOTHER starring Academy Award nominee Jacki Weaver, Lucy Liu and Adrian Grenier. Previous releases include SUGAR MOUNTAIN starring Jason Momoa, and THE GOOD NEIGHBOR starring Academy Award-nominee James Caan.
Film Mode accelerated their growth and expanded their capabilities by entering into a partnership with SCREEN MEDIA, representing their catalogue of more than 600 titles, including WHAT’S EATING GILBERT GRAPE starring Leonardo DiCaprio, who was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for his performance, and MONSTER, starring Charlize Theron who won an Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Actress for the film. The company also has its own distribution arm, as well as a documentary label, DocMode. Film Mode is based in Beverly Hills, CA. For more information, visit www.filmmodeentertainment.com