Brad Armstrong to Shoot 'Aftermath' for Wicked Pictures

John Sanford

LOS ANGELES — Wicked Pictures and director Brad Armstrong have announced his first major project of 2014, a romantic drama titled “Aftermath” that is set in both New York and Southern California.

Billed as "an intimate character study with a twist" starring Wicked Girl jessica drake, “Aftermath” begins shooting next week in Southern California. Filming will conclude at the end of the month on location in Manhattan.

Armstrong, whose recent XBIZ Award-winning movies have been science fiction and fantasy-themed, said he was looking forward to shooting a character-driven piece.

“I’m very excited to shoot what may well be my best dramatic script ever," Armstrong said. "And I’m equally excited about the dynamic cast we’ve been lucky enough to bring together, which will feature actresses like jessica drake and Remy LaCroix working alongside proven actors like Xander Corvus and Ryan Driller.

“At the same time, I’ve cast some newer performers who haven’t done dramatic parts, including Tyler Nixon and Brandi Love, as well as our award-winning Wicked Girls Kaylani Lei and Asa Akira. Add Bonnie Rotten and you have an amazing, well-rounded cast.”

The director’s screenplay focuses on 18-year-old Danny (Nixon), whose mother has given him the keys to his late father’s classic hot rod. Discovering a cache of photos and what appear to be love letters written to his dad from a mysterious woman named Nina (drake), the young man tracks her down and a torrid May-December romance develops. But their passion hides a dark truth that threatens to shatter Danny’s life forever.

Drake said she looks forward to creating the character of Nina.

“I’m really excited about ‘Aftermath,’" she said. "I love movies with dramatic scripts and compelling characters, and once again, Brad Armstrong has crafted an amazing story. I can’t wait to bring the character of Nina to life with the help of some of the best players in the industry!”

Armstrong & Co. in January won several XBIZ Awards for his 2013 epic "Underworld," including Feature Movie of the Year, Director of the Year – Feature Release, Best Cinematography, Art Direction, Best Editing and Best Special Effects.

Pictured: Jessica Drake.