For Immediate Release | "Underworld" Creator Brad Armstrong Invites Press to the Set of "Aftermath"

LOS ANGELES, CA / NEW YORK, NY - (APRIL 9, 2014) - In January, Wicked Pictures and the lines it distributes received over twenty major AVN awards, with Brad Armstrong's “Underworld” receiving nearly half of them, including Best Director - Feature, Best Drama, and Movie of the Year. Now, the celebrated filmmaker is announcing his first major project of 2014, the compelling New York-set romance "Aftermath." An intimate character study with a twist starring three-time AVN Best Actress, "Underworld" alum and 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. After working so successfully in the colorful genres of science fiction and fantasy, Armstrong is clearly enthusiastic about the possibilities inherent in doing a strongly character-driven piece. "I'm very excited to shoot what may well be my best dramatic script ever. 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 AVN Best Actress Remy LaCroix working alongside proven actors like Xander Corvus and Ryan Driller." "At the same time," Armstrong continues, "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 Performer of the Year Bonnie Rotten and you have an amazing, well-rounded cast." The director's intricate screenplay focuses on 18 year-old Danny (Nixon), whose mother has given gives 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 explosive passion hides a dark truth that threatens to shatter Danny's life forever. For her part, Ms. drake looks forward to creating the character of Nina within the context of Armstrong's carefully-penned romance. "I'm really excited about 'Aftermath.' 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!" Members of the press interested in covering this production for their website, magazine or blog are invited to get in on the excitement today by contacting Daniel Metcalf (danielroadstomoscow@gmail.com) at 818-266-7910 for details. Space for visitors is limited, so interested parties are urged to book their visit immediately to guarantee access to the set. Between the 2014 AVN & XBIZ Awards, "Underworld" won a combined total of 15 major trophies, including XBIZ accolades for Feature Movie of the Year and Director of the Year – Feature Release. Now, get ready for the next evolution in Brad Armstrong's career as an artist, writer and filmmaker. Get ready for the "Aftermath," that undeniable moment of change that suddenly alters everything. For more information, please visit www.wickedpictures.com. ###