At age six, Ja'Layah Washington started her career in the print and fashion industry with modeling agencies Modelogic Midwest and Stellar Modeling and Talent Agency. She graced the runway of New York Fashion Week for designer Aisaboo of Canada and debuted on the pages of the international La Petite fashion magazine. After years of print work with companies like Sears, Kmart, Kohl's, Groupon and Tomy Toys; she began her Commercial/TV career with agency Big Mouth Talent. She's worked with American Girl and local Chicago commercial projects over the past year. As she develops her acting skills through management company Management by Morgan, she continues to grow her love and passion for the industry and is now represented by Coast to Coast Talent Group in Los Angeles, CA. At the young age of ten, Ja'Layah stared in her first film with production company Cailleach Productions LLC in the production entitled, The Wretched; produced by Chang Tseng and Ed Polgardy and directed by Brett and Drew Pierce. Ja'Layah is now 12 and is currently a featured model in the 2019 Back to Claire's advertising campaign (click photo) and recently attended the US premiere of new film. She enjoys musical theater and loves playing guitar, percussion, and trumpet. When she is not performing she likes to dance, play volleyball, bake and be a big sister.
A defiant teenage boy, struggling with his parent's imminent divorce, faces off with a thousand year-old witch, who is living beneath the skin of and posing as the woman next door.
- Brett Pierce
‘Something wicked wants inside’
The Wretched is a 2019 American supernatural horror feature film written and directed by Brett Pierce and Drew T. Pierce (Deadheads). The Cailleach Productions movie stars Azie Tesfai, Piper Curda, Kevin Bigley and Zarah Mahler.
The Wretched premiered at the Fantasia International Film Festival in July to a sold out crowd in Montreal, Quebec. August 3rd was the US premiere at the Traverse City Film Festival. The Wretched is an official selection of the Etrange Festival in Paris this September 2019!