Michael Marinaccio, Jordyn Denning Head Up Qikfinger Films Western, Saint Grady
Searching for the right actors to ride herd on its Western feature, Saint Grady, Qikfinger Films, an award winning production house located in KC, has cast Michael Marinaccio and Jordyn Denning to play its two leads. Mike Marinaccio will portray Christopher Grady, a US Marshal at odds with a vengeful town. Jordyn Denning will play Aishling O'Rourke, an Irish Immigrant accused of a crime she didn’t commit. “We auditioned actors from the US, Ireland, England, Australia, and New Zealand,” said Saint Grady Director, Andrew Pritzker. “Jordyn and Michael were just outstanding. Across the entire production team, it was an enthusiastic yes!”
Michael Marinaccio, co-starring in the 2020 Indie X Best Short Thriller, The Rabbit Hole, and appearing in Off Broadway productions of Tony'n'Tina's Wedding and Romeo and Juliet, was nominated as Best Actor opposite Eric Roberts in the sci-fi short, Than All Else Ever. Earning an Acting BFA from the University of Hartford's conservatory, The Hartt School, Michael also appeared in the indie film, The Thing in the Apartment - Chapter 2 and Mind Blown for the Sy-Fy Network. “He's got the quality and craft to carry a feature," said Pritzker. "He's going to shine.”
Jordyn Denning, award winning theater actress for her role in The Miracle Worker, transitioned from modeling to acting after graduating from San Diego State. Perfecting her craft, she studied acting at the Margie Haber Studio. "400 actors tried for a very tough part but Jordyn stood out like a gem,” said the film's director. “She nailed it. We can't wait to work with her."
A promo teaser for Saint Grady will be shot in Kansas City this Spring featuring both Jordyn and Michael. Producers will then scout out locations in Oklahoma for the feature. "We've been in touch with the brass at the Oklahoma Film Office," said Pritzker. "They're so helpful and eager to work with us. It's a beautiful state with a strong film community and everybody wants to do a Western."