Australian Actress Madalein Jackson to Star in Upcoming Film 'All Our Yesterdays'
10/22/2017

Australian Actress Madalein Jackson has been tapped to star in the upcoming film “All Our Yesterdays” from director Emily Price

Online PR News – 22-October-2017 – Newcastle, Australia – Australian actress Madalein Jackson, who’s known for her performance in the comedy feature film “Wiener Dog Nationals” and her appearances in the Golden Globe Award winning series “Glee” and “Enlightened,” has been tapped to star in the upcoming paranormal thriller film “All Our Yesterdays.”

Bringing to mind films like “Ghost,” “The Lovely Bones” and “The Sixth Sense,” the upcoming film “All Our Yesterdays” tells the story of Dianna, played by Madalein Jackson, a successful young woman who, after attending a party with friends, wakes up the following day to discover she’s dead. The last thing she can remember is falling over the balcony, and while her death is ruled a suicide, she knows she was murdered, and she’s on a mission to find out who wanted her dead.

“I’m so excited to be playing such an unusual character, who initially seems to be a complete stereotype, but is actually totally different to what the audience is expecting, and one who goes on such a lengthy emotional journey,” said Madalein. “I cannot wait to get started on this project... The script is like nothing I have ever read, I couldn’t put it down!”

Written and directed by Emily Price, “All Our Yesterdays” is slated to begin filming next month. Madalein Jackson will star alongside Nichola Fynn from the Golden Globe Award winning series “Transparent,” Allishia Claressa Knotts (“Fathoms Deep,” “Community”), Jessica Dowdeswell (“Mr.Jones,” “Stretch,” “Chastity Bites”) and Dominic Elliott-Spencer (“Other People’s Children,” “Boys Before Friends”).

“Madalein was the clear choice for the complex role of Dianna. Being familiar with some of her previous work in the theatre, I was already impressed by Madalein’s exceptional skills; her auditions completely captivated the production team as her ability to immerse herself in the role was immediately obvious,” explained director Emily Price. “This challenging character requires a dramatic insight and adaptability that I am confident only Madalein will be able to produce, and I am thrilled to have this opportunity to work with her.”

Glee

Prior to moving into film and television, Madalein made a powerful mark for herself as a sought after actress in the theatre. In 2013 Madalein took on the starring role of Gertrude McFuzz in the hit musical theatre production “Seussical” written by Emmy and Tony Award winner Lynn Ahrens and Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty. A complex amalgamation of many of Dr. Seuss’ most famous characters, “Seussical” follows Horton, an elephant who hears the voices of Whos and sets out on a journey through the worlds within Seuss’ books in order to find them and prove their existence.

Madalein comes into the story as Gertrude McFuzz, an adorable bird-girl who’s madly in love with Horton and serves as the emotional core of the story. Proving her capacity to captivate a live audience and immerse herself in the most fantastical of characters, Madalein gave a knockout performance in “Seussical.” The production enjoyed a sold out run from July to August in 2013, and due its popular success, was brought back to the stage once again in December later that year.

“I loved playing Gertrude. She is a classic underdog. Her low self-esteem and unhappiness with her physical appearance are her motivation, and these are such relatable themes for a modern audience,” recalled Madalein.

Hot off the success of “Seussical,” Madalein went on to land a starring role the following year in the popular theatre production “Urinetown” directed by Katy Booth. A satirical tale that takes place in a Gotham-like town where a severe water shortage has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets and a malevolent company charges citizens astronomical fees to use the communal town toilets, “Urinetown” weaves together themes of politics, capitalism and social irresponsibility.

Madalein comes into the story in the lead role of Hope Cladwell, a sweet and caring young woman who joins forces with the main protagonist to try and change society for the better; but with power in hand, even the most well-intentioned activist is liable to turn to the dark side. In her performance Madalein brilliantly embodied the dynamic nature of her character, bringing her to life benevolently at the start, and then easily switching gears and transforming her into the loathsome character she becomes as the play comes to a close.

“Hope is the romantic lead, a naive ingenue who transforms into a brutal dictator. Hope’s journey from college girl to hostage to activist to tyrant is integral to the plot of the show,” explained Madalein.

Over the years Madalein Jackson, who’s originally from Newcastle, Australia, has taken on a plethora of starring roles in a broad spectrum of high profile theatrical productions such as the Lindsay Street Players’ production of “Les Miserables,” Breathe Now Productions’ “MacBeth,” Footlice Theatre Co.’s “Once Upon A Life” and “Grubble Series,” and more.

Easily carrying her magnetism on stage over to the silver screen, Madalein’s role as Ms. Merryweather’s vile assistant in the feature film “Wiener Dog Nationals,” where she acted alongside “Dazed and Confused” star Jason London and three-time Young Artist Award winner Julian Feder from the film “A Boy Called Po,” offered audiences a powerful look into her diverse talent as an actress.

“I find acting to be extremely cathartic,” admits Madalein. “There is nothing like the rush of performing, I cannot think of anything else that compares to the feeling.”