Jackals Aren't Decent

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"Good People are the first to die"

About the Film


"The Jackal" is on a killing spree, bodies are showing up all over the shores of Lake Michigan. Disgraced Detroit Detective James Harding (Jake Busey) takes on the case in hopes of redemption. Detective Harding questions a lone survivor of the latest attack, May Oster (Athena Lebessis), with the hopes that she can reveal the identity of this senseless killer. This proves difficult as May is suffering severe psychological trauma. May is under the care and influence of Dr. Ballard (Eric Roberts), psychiatrist/acclaimed author. Will May regain her sanity, restore her normal life and unravel the mystery of The Jackal? Or will the Jackal avoid capture and kill again? 


Lance Kawas holds a BA in banking and minored in English and theatre from The University of Michigan. With more than 15 years of film experience, Lance Kawas has Directed 9 feature films, including Royal Family Thanksgiving, Royal Family Christmas, Paid In Full, Fractured, Restitution, The Deported, Street Boss, Silent Scream, and Golden Shoes. With actors like James Russo, Debbie Morgan, Romeo Miller, Richard Lawson, Techina Arnold, Jonathan Bennett, Mena Suvari, Eric Roberts, Tom Arnold, Vivica A. Fox, Montel Williams, John Rhys Davies, Dina Meyer, David DeLuise, Jake Busey, Talia Shire, Michael Rapaport, C Thomas Howell and more. All his films are playing on or have been on Showtime, Itunes, Netflix, Amazon Prime etc. He has 15 national awards for directing. Lance has also written 32 screenplays and earned 19 national screenplay competition awards.

Lance has also directed reality TV and music videos. He is currently on contract to direct a major feature with Producer Scott Rosenfelt who produced such films as Home Alone, Teen Wolf, Mystic

Pizza. He is represented by Julia Buchwald and Gordon McDonald from The Don Buchwald Agency.

Meet The Cast

Eric Roberts

Eric Anthony Roberts (born April 18, 1956) is an American actor. His career began with a well-received performance in King of the Gypsies (1978), for which he earned his first Golden Globe Award nomination. His second Golden Globe nomination came for his portrayal of Paul Snider in Star 80 (1983), followed by Globe and Academy Award nominations for his supporting role in Runaway Train (1985). -Wiki

Athena Isabel Lebessis

Athena Isabel Lebessis is an actress and writer, known for American Pie Presents: Beta House (2007), Fractured (2015) and Royal Family Christmas (2015). - IMDB

Jake Busey

Busey entered the industry with a bang in his first motion picture Straight Time (1977), starring alongside his father, Cathy Bates, M. Emmett Walsh and Dustin Hoffman. After finishing school at Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences, Jake returned to the big screen in 1996 with Jodi Foster in "Contact," then with Will Smith, Gene Hackman, John Voight and Lisa Bonet in "Enemy of the State"and most memorably as the smart-mouthed Private Ace Levy in the ensemble Sci-Fi cult classic "Starship Troopers." -IMDB

Ariel M. Carlson

Ariel M. Carlson was born as Ariel Moran Carlson. She is known for her work on Red Dawn(2012), Into the Storm (2014) and Oz the Great and Powerful (2013). -IMDB

Lauren Mae Shafer

Lauren Mae Shafer, from Livonia, Michigan USA, is an actress and producer, known for Love and Honor (2013), The Dark Below (2015) and Machine Gun Preacher (2011). -IMDB

Jordan Trovillion

Jordan Trivillion is an actress, known for her work on films such as Jack Reacher (2012), A Matter of Faith (2014) and Secrets in the Walls (2010).


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