APRIL 17, 2015 — New Sensations was honored at the 2015 XRCO Awards with wins for “Second Chances” for Best Release – Feature and Jacky St. James for Best Director – Features. Written and directed by St. James, “Second Chances” became New Sensations’ crowd-pleasing hit and critical darling of 2014, earning numerous awards, and further establishing St. James as one of the industry’s most talented and exciting filmmakers.
“I am overjoyed by the recognition XRCO has given me as a director,” Jacky St. James said. “Features and scripted adult films are my greatest love. They require so much time, effort, and passion that it is especially validating to be honored for that.”
“We’re very proud of Jacky and her commitment to creating quality adult films that move our audience, and we thank the members of the XRCO for their acknowledgement and support,” New Sensations/Digital Sin President Scott Taylor said.
St. James is coming off her first year as a full-time director, helming a variety of acclaimed romance and dramatic features and scripted vignettes. Her XRCO win for Best Director – Features comes on the heels of being named Best Director – Body of Work at the 2015 XBIZ Awards. Jacky’s work has also found recognition in mainstream circles, praised for its thought-provoking and sex-positive storylines and cinematic scope. Salon.com, in February, hailed St. James as “The Woman Who Conquered Porn.”
“Second Chances,” the romantic tale of a heartsick college coed (Carter Cruise) who finds the courage to love again and forgive the man who betrayed her trust, connected with consumers and critics alike in 2014. In addition to being named Best Release – Feature at this year’s XRCO Awards, the dramedy took Best Romantic Movie and Best Actress honors at the 2015 AVN Awards and garnered acting wins for Cruise and supporting cast Jessa Rhodes, Chad White, and St. James at the 2015 XBIZ Awards.
Founded in 1984, the X-Rated Critics Organization gives writers and editors from the adult entertainment industry a voice in selecting the year’s best in X-rated movies.
To view the trailer for “Second Chances,” click here.
About New Sensations / Digital Sin: New Sensations / Digital Sin is a worldwide leader in adult film production, committed to creating and producing high end erotic content in a variety of genres. The studio has received multiple awards and worldwide acclaim for a variety of titles ranging from dialogue-driven features to all-sex releases. Its Romance Series, which includes such popular films as “Second Chances,” “Lost and Found,” and “The Friend Zone,” went on to inspire the creation of The Couples Series, The Erotic Stories Collection, and The Swingers Series. The Couples Series’ film “Torn” and The Erotic Stories Collection’s “The Submission of Emma Marx” remain two of the studio’s most highly decorated films to date, with both national and international award recognition. New Sensations/Digital Sin is also known for bringing feature-quality, filmic style to their vignette series with “The Innocence of Youth” and award-winning “Tabu Tales” being some of its most lauded releases.