Private Project

The Misadventures of Mistress Maneater

A romantic action comedy with important social overtones...Failed art historian PhD candidate and reluctant dominatrix Ava Moriarty wants OUT of the business. She invested in an enormous real estate project that could easily net her millions, and borrowed most of the money from her very iffy boyfriend. But the deal goes awry and Ava must look at all options to get her now-lost money back. But the Universe conspires against her, and she must navigate a world where nothing is nothing as it seems. In the end, an unlikely man (an episcopal priest with his own dark secrets) becomes her personal and professional salvation.

  • C.J. Julianus
    Every 21 Seconds, Sam's Firecracker, The Dryver
  • Lorrisa Julianus
    Every 21 Seconds, Mortal Kombat
  • C.J. & Lorrisa Julianus
  • Lorrisa Julianus
    Key Cast
    "Ava Moriarty"
    Mortal Kombat, Every 21 Seconds
  • Mickey O'Sullivan
    Key Cast
    "Radovan Markovic"
    The Chi
  • Shannon Brown
    Key Cast
    "Gabe Amador"
    The Crash, Every 21 Seconds
  • Cynda Williams
    Key Cast
    One False Move, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge
  • Bonnie Morgan
    Key Cast
    The Sarah Connor Chronicles, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Minority Report
  • Molly Morgan
    Key Cast
    "Ashley Hicks"
    Big Bang Theory, Dexter
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 51 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 24, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    240,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - C.J. Julianus

C.J. Julianus is a long-time director and producer of live theater throughout the Chicago area, and along with his wife, muse, and partner-in-crime, Lorrisa Julianus, established Binary Star Pictures, LLC in 2018. Their first effort, the romantic action comedy, "The Misadventures of Mistress Maneater" is currently in post-production and will be released in early 2020. C.J. began his career in the entertainment business while in the U.S. Navy, having been discovered by a casting director while stationed in Miami, FL in the mid-1980s. From there, he began appearing in commercials, on television, and in print. Upon his return to the Chicago area, he re-started his theatrical career, performing with a variety of companies. The culmination of his theater work was when he established Theatre-on-the-Hill in Bolingbrook, Illinois as a premium destination for actors who wanted to perform in rarely staged productions, such as Stephen Adly Guirgis' "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot" and "Den of Thieves", "A Flea in Her Ear!", "God of Carnage", "End Days", and the world premiere of the musical "Zenobia", written by Lorrisa Julianus. During his tenure as President and Artistic Director at Theatre-on-the-Hill, he wrote, produced, and directed numerous corporate videos and movie shorts, skills that have translated directly to producing and directing features. Binary Star Pictures, LLC will be shooting feature films on a yearly basis.

Add Director Biography
Director Statement

Binary Star Pictures, LLC is proud to be bringing unique and unexpected stories of the human experience to the big screen, with a distinct female perspective as our focus. We want people to laugh, think, and be compelled to have more meaningful conversations after viewing our projects. "The Misadventure of Mistress Maneater" is so much more than a romantic action comedy. The script incorporates various narratives, plus rarely-seen characters and themes, from feminism and female empowerment, to art history, mystery, and toxic masculinity, with moments of big laughs juxtaposed with genuine pathos and emotion.