Hollyshorts Film Festival 2014 Spotlight: Rising Starlet Rosie Keogh

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The stunning Rosie Keogh is going to set pulses racing and she’s a temptation at first glance. We already know the dedication as well as resonating presence of Australian talents and the beautiful Rosie is primed to shine. Her win as Best Actress at the LA Cinema Festival of Hollywood and Fright Night Film Fest USA for her work on the suspenseful horror flick “Dark Origins” will garner her avid devotion. “Dark Origins” will be screening at Hollyshorts on Aug 15th and here’s intriguing morsels from the delectable Rosie herself:

“I can tell you about my journey as an actor. The role was challenging and quite dark, Ella has been institutionalised for most of her life. So hasn’t had any freedom or chance at a life, so I needed to find the bitterness and resentment that those conditions would bring. Ella was such a bold role to play. A lot of her life in the story centre’s around a past trauma that haunts her.. This was easy for me to recreate as the script was very well written, I could imagine exactly what had happened for myself. I also took aspects of this character from a previous role I played on stage, the character was allegedly possessed by another entity. I adapted subtler aspects of this role throughout the film to assist with the certain circumstances in the story.

A lot of the roles I have played have been dark and I do enjoy playing these characters. I have a TV Pilot coming up, it is a sci-fi feature titled ‘Convergence’ and my character is one of the lead roles. She is dark and bitter about life, a lot of teenage angst. I am very excited to work with Mad Anth’m Productions in the new year on this project.

We’ve seen the likes of fellow Aussie actress Eliza Taylor winning hearts in Stateside thanks to “The 100″ and the captivating Rosie has as much potential to make waves. Rosie is adept at adorning the emotional arc of the characters she plays and I for one can’t get enough of her Aussie accent…:) Currently based in Sydney, I for one would love to see her in a epic fantasy series as she would love the challenge and thrill of exploring this genre. It is something she may have not experienced yet but have always been passionate about pursuing. Most notably Rosie was cast alongside Australia’s iconic television actor Martin Sacks in the feature film ‘Rise’ as Jane Tier the antagonist and plaintiff in the story. Rosie has also worked under the direction of Alister Grierson in the Tv Movie ‘Parer’s War’ as the smaller role Diana, a 1940’s Model. Rosie also has worked in some larger roles. Most recently in the independent feature film ‘500 Miles’ as Annabel, the chronic drug addict and rebellious best friend in the story, 500 Miles has recently picked up US distribution and will be available soon worldwide

Check out the ROSIE KEOGH OFFICIAL SITE for all the latest updates.

Hollyshorts Film Festival 2014 Spotlight: Indie Princess Lisa Roumain

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A radiant beauty, Lisa Roumain has been a charmer on film, the web and in several commercials. At this year’s Hollyshorts Film Fest, she is appearing in “The Mortality of Sara Lenson” which tells of a woman’s life changes after discovering she has a rare brain tumor. This year’s edition starting August 14th is going to be massive with top short films showcasing the work of amazing female talents who are fascinating in their own right. With a huge line up of actresses whom I’m blessed to know, it’s fitting to start featuring each starting with the gorgeous Lisa. Having already been celebrated as Best Actress Award nominee at the Indie Series Awards for her stirring work on the web series “Split”, it speaks of Lisa’s ever growing appeal to audiences. As a woman of mixed heritage (she’s Puerto Rican with Italian, Haitian and Scottish roots), there’s also the fact that she’s extremely inviting. Thanks to Lisa, here’s news on her other feature screening at Hollyshorts which has won many awards including the coveted Cine Eagle Award and Gold Remi award at Houston World Fest, and it was an Audience Award Winner at it’s Hollyshorts monthly screening. Check out the info and trailers here at http://kingeternalthefilm.com.

On “Split”, she is irresistibly watchable as Dana Lafferty, a devoted wife who discovers her husband’s infidelity and engages him in a bitter divorce. Her portrayal of a woman mired in emotional breakdown remain grounded, never going off tangent into histrionics and making this such a relatable character. Back to the world of short films, she’s also in an intriguing one entitled “Monster In A House” where she’s a woman with a different set of relationship problems with her husband. Those cracks start to manifest themselves as the titular monster which her daughter somehow encounters and must defeat to save her parents. This is yet another story of Lisa showcasing her dramatic chops and on her way to beguiling us.

The informative LISA ROUMAIN OFFICIAL SITE has plenty of updates including videos of her current as well as upcoming projects. A lot of reasons for you to discover the captivation Lisa can bring onscreen.