Visuality Media Productions: Wisconsin-made film hits select theaters Friday

Madison, WI  – The Wisconsin-made indie horror-thriller THE HEADMISTRESS will begin a limited theatrical run in Los Angeles and San Francisco on Friday, March 3. Produced by Wisconsin-based filmmakers Three Tortured Minds and executive producers Dusty Horse Productions, THE HEADMISTRESS won the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the 2022 Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival, Wisconsin’s premiere horror festival.

“We’re so proud of THE HEADMISTRESS and thrilled that it will get a theatrical run…something extremely rare for a micro-budget indie film like ours!” said the film’s producers, Glenn Chung, Christopher A. Micklos, and Jay Sapiro.

THE HEADMISTRESS was shot in Oconomowoc, WI, at the decommissioned nunnery Villa St. Joseph. The film’s entire production crew was Wisconsin-based, and the ensemble cast was led by Chicago-based actress Katherine Bellantone, and also includes Tom Dacey Carr, Hunter O’Harrow, Thomas J. McCarthy, Ayden Skye, DeChantel Kosmatka, David Sapiro, and Valerie Meachum.

Members of the cast and crew lived together in the abandoned nunnery for nearly two weeks during production, beginning on a Friday the 13 in September 2019.

“Arriving at this creepy, isolated nunnery on a quiet lake in the dead of night on Friday the 13th and then bunking down for eleven nights with a group of virtual strangers was just about the perfect way to kick off production on an indie horror film!” the filmmakers noted.

In THE HEADMISTRESS, a debt-ridden teacher gets a lucky break when she inherits an abandoned lakefront inn, but when she takes a group of potential buyers to visit the property, they discover a dark, sinister secret that threatens them all…a malignant supernatural force determined to keep them there forever!

The film will get its official premiere in Los Angeles on Friday, 3/3, and will also open theatrically in San Francisco on the same date. It is expected to be available to rent or buy on digital platforms beginning on March 21, with a DVD release to follow. THE HEADMISTRESS is being released internationally by respected indie distributor Indican Pictures.

THE HEADMISTRESS is the second feature from Three Tortured Minds. Reviewers called their award-winning first film, THE NURSERY, “chilling”, “awesome”, “creepy as hell”, “a real surprise”, and “one of the best horror films to come out of 2018”.

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