Australian Actress Madalein Jackson has been tapped to star in the upcoming film â€śAll Our Yesterdaysâ€ť from director Emily Price
Online PR News – 22-October-2017 – Newcastle, Australia – Australian actress Madalein Jackson, whoâ€™s known for her performance in the comedy feature film â€śWiener Dog Nationalsâ€ť and her appearances in the Golden Globe Award winning series â€śGleeâ€ť and â€śEnlightened,â€ť has been tapped to star in the upcoming paranormal thriller film â€śAll Our Yesterdays.â€ť
Bringing to mind films like â€śGhost,â€ť â€śThe Lovely Bonesâ€ť and â€śThe Sixth Sense,â€ť the upcoming film â€śAll Our Yesterdaysâ€ť 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 sheâ€™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 sheâ€™s on a mission to find out who wanted her dead.
â€śIâ€™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,â€ť said Madalein. â€śI cannot wait to get started on this project... The script is like nothing I have ever read, I couldnâ€™t put it down!â€ť
Written and directed by Emily Price, â€śAll Our Yesterdaysâ€ť is slated to begin filming next month. Madalein Jackson will star alongside Nichola Fynn from the Golden Globe Award winning series â€śTransparent,â€ť Allishia Claressa Knotts (â€śFathoms Deep,â€ť â€śCommunityâ€ť), Jessica Dowdeswell (â€śMr.Jones,â€ť â€śStretch,â€ť â€śChastity Bitesâ€ť) and Dominic Elliott-Spencer (â€śOther Peopleâ€™s Children,â€ť â€śBoys Before Friendsâ€ť).
â€śMadalein 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 Madaleinâ€™s exceptional skills; her auditions completely captivated the production team as her ability to immerse herself in the role was immediately obvious,â€ť explained director Emily Price. â€śThis 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.â€ť
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 â€śSeussicalâ€ť written by Emmy and Tony Award winner Lynn Ahrens and Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty. A complex amalgamation of many of Dr. Seussâ€™ most famous characters, â€śSeussicalâ€ť follows Horton, an elephant who hears the voices of Whos and sets out on a journey through the worlds within Seussâ€™ books in order to find them and prove their existence.
Madalein comes into the story as Gertrude McFuzz, an adorable bird-girl whoâ€™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 â€śSeussical.â€ť 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.
â€śI 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,â€ť recalled Madalein.
Hot off the success of â€śSeussical,â€ť Madalein went on to land a starring role the following year in the popular theatre production â€śUrinetownâ€ť 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, â€śUrinetownâ€ť 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.
â€śHope is the romantic lead, a naive ingenue who transforms into a brutal dictator. Hopeâ€™s journey from college girl to hostage to activist to tyrant is integral to the plot of the show,â€ť explained Madalein.
Over the years Madalein Jackson, whoâ€™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 Playersâ€™ production of â€śLes Miserables,â€ť Breathe Now Productionsâ€™ â€śMacBeth,â€ť Footlice Theatre Co.â€™s â€śOnce Upon A Lifeâ€ť and â€śGrubble Series,â€ť and more.
Easily carrying her magnetism on stage over to the silver screen, Madaleinâ€™s role as Ms. Merryweatherâ€™s vile assistant in the feature film â€śWiener Dog Nationals,â€ť where she acted alongside â€śDazed and Confusedâ€ť star Jason London and three-time Young Artist Award winner Julian Feder from the film â€śA Boy Called Po,â€ť offered audiences a powerful look into her diverse talent as an actress.
â€śI find acting to be extremely cathartic,â€ť admits Madalein. â€śThere is nothing like the rush of performing, I cannot think of anything else that compares to the feeling.â€ť