With LGBT, diversity and women in the director’s seat being something the film industry is begging for, actress/writer/director, Courtney Paige believes that her latest project, The Sinners is an important story to share – and one that’s based on something she was familiar with.
This risky, genre-bending psychological thriller that addresses themes which Paige acknowledges as being “worth taking risks for,” follows seven girls from a religious town who decide to rebel by starting a clique in which each member embodies one of the seven deadly sins. Grace Carver (Kaitlyn Bernard), the town pastor’s daughter and cult’s leader, decides to take the group’s sins to the next level by employing scare tactics to teach one of the betraying members a lesson. To everyone’s surprise though, when the turncoat in question disappears without a trace, the remaining clique members start going missing one by one with everyone still alive becoming a prime suspect, or worse yet, a victim.
With The Sinners releasing On Demand this Friday, February 19, SCREAM sat down with two of the seven deadly sins, Kaitlyn Bernard (Lust) and Brenna Llewellyn (Pride) who revealed their experiences stepping into the shoes of two adolescent girls being raised in a religious bird’s nest who feel pressured to believe things that may not necessarily be true in their hearts.
Words: Howard Gorman