Dawna Lee Heising joins the cast of the pirate action thriller “Cursed Waters” from Mahal Empire Productions. The big-budget feature film is written by Adam Werth and B.J. Mezek and will be directed by Werth. The director of photography is Michael Su. Dawna plays cult member Evelyn, and she is thrilled to join an outstanding cast that includes Glenn Plummer, B.J. Mezek, John Wells, Robert LaSardo, Vernon Wells, Costas Mandylor, Michael Pare, Tom Proctor, Greg Tally, Anne Marie Olsen, Maritza Brikisak, Denny Nolan, Lance Caver, and many other stars. Filming begins in July 2023.
Cursed Waters Plot:
After their ship sinks during a naval battle, a group of pirates flee to a nearby island. However, the island is more than it seems. As they try to evade capture by the Navy, they soon find that the island is inhabited by a terrifying cult. What other secrets does this island hold? Can the pirates survive? Can they escape?
Dawna has acted in over 220 feature films, including Param Gill’s “Bad President”, starring Eddie Griffin, and “Alien Storm”, starring Tom Arnold. She has won over 495 film awards, and is trained in Tang Soo Do martial arts, ballet, and pole dancing. She is a former Miss Los Angeles Chinatown, Ms. US World, Ms. World, Ms. Universe, Miss San Francisco Universe, Miss Orange County Universe, Miss California Hemisphere and Mrs. California United States, among many other titles. She was the Queen of the 2021 Kaiju Film Festival, the 2019 Hollywood Silver Screen Film Festival Queen, and the 2018 WIND International Film Festival Queen. She has a B.S. Degree in Business Management and MBA from Pepperdine University. Dawna is the VP of Aki Aleong’s Mustard Seed Media Group. Her uncle is legendary director of photography Tak Fujimoto (“Silence of the Lambs,” Sixth Sense”) and her cousins George Daugherty and David Wong won a Primetime Emmy Award for “Peter and the Wolf on Broadway.” Her website is: https://www.dawnaleeheising.me