The film starring Jenna Ortega, The Fallout, has won the Grand Jury prize at the 2021 SXSW film festival! That’s kind of a big deal. It’s also been getting great reviews that often single out Jenna’s performance. Here’s Jenna’s Instagram post about it.
Jenna Ortega’s film The Fallout has its world premiere today 17 March at SXSW festival (held online) and competes in the Narrative Feature Competition. The film has me really excited because I know the combination of Jenna’s talent and the film’s story is going to cause a lot of impact. I really liked the vibe that came across from the various behind the scenes posts that have been made from the film’s set. Very much a people making art and feeling good about it vibe.
Jenna plays the character Vada.
In the teaser trailer there are many impressive moments that suggest this is a must-see film. The scene where Vada slides down the stairs looks iconic. What stands out to me is maybe something less obvious; at some point Vada seems to be looking at a computer screen (this moment is also the thumbnail for the YouTube video) while we look at her eyes where their small tense movements betray supressed emotional turmoil and despair. Jenna is such a great actress and that moment we’re looking straight into that greatness. Also the moment where Vada is lying on her bed looking at her phone shows someone who’s emotionally not well at all.
On SXSW the film can only be watched by US residents (link to watch The Fallout here), so that leaves me out. I’m very jealous. But the international distribution rights have already been secured by a major studio, so I’m sure I’ll get to see it one day.
The film Yes Day is available on Netflix from today. It stars Jenna Ortega and is a comedy about parenting, responsibility and maturity. I’ve just seen it and it’s great. It’s both funny and heartfelt.
Soon, next week to be precise, Jenna can be seen in the film The Fallout which will have its world premiere on the SXSW festival, which will be held online. She’s also filming the film X (“how very un-googleable”), has filmed Scream (the fifth instalment of that franchise) and then there’s still ‘the Spanish film’ which she filmed over the summer in Spain even before the corona pandemic (the title is likely American Carnage). A lot of films to look out for still.
Reminder that Jenna Ortega’s book It’s All Love is out in less than a month, on 5 January 2021. Here’s the link she shared with information about the many places you can preorder it: It’s All Love by Jenna Ortega.
I’ve already preordered it and can’t wait for it to arrive. Her wisdom has impressed me for a while now, so the chance to read her thoughts in her words is quite exciting.
This is what Megan Park, director of The Fallout has to say about her lead Jenna Ortega in her Instagram stories, while posting pictures of Jenna operating the camera herself.
“She’s v cute and v talented“, “Also quite good at car acting“, “Get yourself a lead who can act her face off then shoot her own POV 2“.
I’m very excited about this film. Everything they shared from that set suggested there was such a good vibe.
With the arrival of Jenna Ortega, casting has become the easiest part of film making.
The Babysitter: Killer Queen (the sequel with Jenna Ortega) will be released on Netflix 10 September 2020. This was just announced on the Instagram of the film.
This is their teaser:
Jenna Ortega announced just now that she’s selected as brand ambassador/face of Neutrogena. Neutrogena is a skin care company and they posted the above teaser photo on their Instagram and Twitter.
Earlier Jenna posted a video announcing the announcement, inviting people to guess what it was going to be about. Just now she posted the answer. See the two videos below.