Yasmin Horner to star in horror/thriller ‘Mercy of Others’

Yasmin Horner in ‘The Dragon Princess’.

Yasmin Horner will play a young woman who fights for survival in writer-director Damien Giglietta’s Mercy of Others.

Produced by Fusion Productions and 88 to 1 Productions, the horror/thriller revolves around a drunken New Year’s Eve party which turns into a nightmare as past sins come back to haunt the young partygoers.

Horner will play Hannah, who is coming to terms with no longer being a teenager as she re-evaluates some of her relationships.

Mercy of Others will shoot in Sydney and Melbourne next March, co-written by Teigan Isobel. The film marks the feature-directing debut of Giglietta, who is head of operations for the Fusion Entertainment Group.

Horner jumped at the chance to play the lead after reading the script, which she says she could not put down.

“The script kept me on edge right from the very beginning.” says the actress who started her career on the Nickelodeon Channel aged 9.

“I really connect with my character: she is strong and has some tough decisions to make. She is in this part of her life where being a teenager is coming to an end and she has to decide and re-evaluate what she wants from her life.”

Currently Horner is shooting Broad Tales’ web series The Dragon Princess, which parodies the superhero genre, questioning what it means to be a superhero by also showing the genre from the villains’ perspective.

In the show written and directed by Lily Cheng Horner plays Bad Gal, the hardworking baddie who is consistently being foiled by the seemingly ditzy Dragon Princess played by Renee Lim (Pulse, Please Like Me, The Secret Daughter) and her sidekick Miss Blaze (Sarah de Possesse).

At the end of this year Horner appear in another feature film, director Louis Mandylor’s Christmas Down Under.

“I’m excited for the next few months. I’ve done a lot of television work in the past so I’m excited to change it up a little bit and shoot some movies,” she said.

Horner’s credits include, Matt Cerwen’s Circle of Lies, Deadly Women, Dark Temptations and Dark Minds, which screened on Investigation Discovery, and the award -winning short film Kill Your Sons.

She is represented by Ignite Elite Artists in Australia, Play Management in Canada and by Grandview Management and Stagecoach Entertainment in Los Angeles.