Sizzling Cutie: Katie Carpenter

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Effortlessly enigmatic, blue-eyed beauty Katie Carpenter is on course to garner our attention. This November is truly a boon for fans like me with the deluge of actresses dazzling up our world. Katie has an allure very much along the lines of someone like Rachel Weisz who she bears a certain cherubic resemblance with hints of Camilla Belle. This week, she can be seen in a supporting role in the horror short “Disengaged” which is screening at the NYC Horror film festival on Nov 13. It’s re-inventing the wheel of what we know about zombie features with a female lone survivor having to pick things up after a mysterious plague overwhelms her town. Katie has also worked on a psychological thriller “The Sharp Files” earlier this year playing a disturbed college student with a sex addiction. Yet another intriguing look at how an obsession affects the very fabric of our lives.

Here’s some juicy updates from Katie:

I’ve done some local commercials, like for Title Boxing in Charlotte, NC. I’ve also modeled for brands like the American Beverage Association and Gorilla Glue.

I was very lucky to be selected as an actress for Shane Hurlbut’s Illumination Tour. Last month, I acted in a workshop led by him where we re-created a scene from Crazy/Beautiful. Shane was the Cinematographer for the movie, as well as Drumline, Need for Speed, and Terminator Salvation. He said that I had an “impressive performance,” and I could “deliver emotion.”

I love acting and modeling and film. Currently, I’m working as the Assistant Costume Designer on an Independent Feature Film being shot in Arkansas and North Carolina. I’ve worked with clothes and costumes for a while now.. I find it’s a great artistic outlet for me, alongside my acting. I’m able to learn from both of them, not to mention network with other industry professionals! I was the Wardroe Stylist for this Pepsi/Panthers commercial.

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Katie is a talent who’s not afraid to get tough onscreen having worked on a 48 Hour film project in which she played the lead role. It was a “Femme Fatale” action kind of movie where she had to do a lot of stunts and had the bruises to prove it!! In 2013, she received the Best Actress Award for the dark comedy “Fruits of Her Labor”. Check out her eye-catching performance in this twisted of tales (below):

The indie genre is where we’re becoming attuned to up and coming actresses with Katie being an appealing find. Remember to visit the KATIE CARPENTER OFFICIAL SITE for more about this lovely gal.

Rising Starlet: Christina Toth

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Acknowledged as an exciting young actress, Christina Toth could soon be the upcoming talent with an eye-catching visage. After all, she is quite the cutie with luminous features that would be adore by many. This year’s Big Apple Film Festival sure has a bevy of fascinating women with Christina being one of the sparks since she’s the star of the film Jane St. which is screening on Nov 9. It’s a role that sees her vulnerable side laid bare for all to see, playing Alice whose intense relationship may yet be her undoing. Jane St has a great trailer (above) with its choice of song “Special Needs” by Placebo a reminder of the angst and LGBT themes of the drama. Christina does infuse the realism we’ve come to know that makes the indie genre such a compelling watch.

Here’s Christina revealing more about what’s in store from her:

My latest projects (other than Jane St, the short and collaborating in the feature’s pre-production): Co-Star role on Season 5 of Boardwalk Empire A Crime To Remember Season 2 (which is set to air before Christmas): I got to play a young French nun – setting was based in the 1950’s. It was a terrific experience. And being from Montreal, my fluent french speaking was of great use! Up-comings are: Cleopatra (by Layon Gray) – this is going to be an unbelievable experience. Layon has written a modern times version of the story of Cleopatra. (format is webseries). It’ll be raw, edgy, sexy – I play Cleopatra’s right hand (my role is very much alike “IAGO”, from Othello by Shakespeare) I’m in pre-production for my own feature film entitled “Point Cinq” which I wrote with Valery Lessard, another fabulous Montreal actress. The film will be shot in Montreal (we are aiming to start shooting in 2015). I’m very excited about this project. I will act in it. It’s also very fulfilling to participate in the making of a feature from inception to completion – it’s grand to take charge and give yourself executive decision making power. I have a lot to learn, but I’ve been extremely fortunate to work hand in hand with Valery and my mentor: Rita Lafontaine, one of our finest actresses in Montreal. So our foundation is extremely solid!

Having recently received the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role at NYC’s 48 hr Film Festival and guest-starring in a hit series such as “Boardwalk Empire” can only propel her to greater heights. Christina is a future star in the making and that is something this blog has always celebrated.