Jenni Melear Faces Greed, Corruption And Murder Starring In BULLITT COUNTY

Jenni Melear Faces Greed, Corruption And Murder Starring In BULLITT COUNTY

Actress Jenni Melear confronts greed, corruption and murder starring in the award-winning independent action-thriller feature film, BULLITT COUNTY, set for limited nationwide theatrical release from AMC Independent on October 26th and VOD/DVD by Gravitas Ventures in February 2019.

BULLITT COUNTY follows four friends, including Robin (Melear), that reunite after ten years for a bachelor PARTY ON the Bluegrass Bourbon Trail in 1977 rural Kentucky. After setting out to search the woods for the legendary buried Prohibition money, they discover there's something much more dangerous in Bullitt County than cursed treasure - a dark secret from their past.

Written and directed by David McCraken, who also stars alongside Melear, BULLITT COUNTY premiered to high praise at the Austin Film Festival last November, earning a nomination for Best Feature Film. Since hitting the festival circuit, the film took home Best Feature Film awards at the New Jersey Int'l FF, Catalina FF, Macon FF and Hoboken Int'l FF. In addition, Melear earned nominations for Best Actress at Hoboken and Catskill Int'l FF for her performance in the film.

Now, Melear is thrilled the film will be hitting theaters, adding "I loved exploring the intellectual and societal realities of being a strong, intelligent woman in the 1970s. I revisited some great feminist works in my preparation like The Feminine Mystique, and was blown away by how they still resonate in today's political climate."

Audiences will recognize Melear from her numerous appearances on hit TV shows, including Fox's NEW GIRL and Disney Channel's Shake it Up. She first made her onscreen debut at the Tribeca Film Festival alongside Oscar nominee James Cromwell in the short A .45 at 50th, written and co-directed by John Cromwell. Later, she went on to star in the critically acclaimed feature film Dead Dad, earning praise at over 25 film festivals worldwide. Proving a multi-talent, Melear wrote, produced and starred in the award-winning short Funny Love, which premiered at LA's Dances with Films Festival. Earlier this year, she made her directorial debut at the Hollywood Fringe Festival with the one-man show Baby Boy, which not only opened to sold-out crowds and rave reviews, but also won the festival's coveted Audience Choice Award.

Since landing in Los Angeles, Melear trained in Meisner technique with renowned teacher William Alderson and went on to study at the Upright Citizens Brigade and Lesly Kahn and Co. Prior to this, she studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. A Florida native, Melear attended the School of the Arts in Palm Beach County before earning a Bachelor's degree in political science. She is also proud of her background as an Americorps national service volunteer.

Melear recently co-founded the up-and-coming production company, House MacLeod, with her magician/producer husband, Stuart MacLeod. She strives to increase roles for women of all ages and diverse backgrounds, and ensure women's stories are told and voices heard in film and television. Melear is an active member of Women in Film.

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