Indy Film Fest 2014 Spotlight: Indie Princess Ashley Pishock


It’s time to admire Ashley Pishock, a talented lady with the enchanting touch both on and off the screen. We do love our women of independent cinema as they never fail to bring us refreshing vignettes of life that can be deeply personal such as the one in the romantic comedy “Skook”. With the screenings happening on Saturday, July 19th @ 5:15PM and Monday, July 21st @ 5:00PM at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, audiences will be treated to the vulnerable performance by the amazing Ashley with some comparing her to a young Parker Posey. Not only is she the star of “Skook”, Ashley created this engaging story that’s destined to open our eyes. Essentially it’s a tale of forgiveness as her character Amy, a fashion student returns home and discovers a fresh perspective on things while returning to the place where she was once tormented. Can we really be forgiving to the ones who hurt us most?


“Skook” has been a passion project for Ashley and the countless hours she has put in to craft her first feature length film speaks of her dedication. Her creative streak has been inculcated from a tender age and her clever yet soulful screenwriting resonates. Certainly “Skook” is itself an interesting enigma and it’s actually an affectionate term locals give to the region of Schuylkill County as well as its residents. All bodes well for Ashley who is a blossoming film-maker/actress with the potential to be embraced ardently by you and me.

Philadelphia Independent Film Fest 2014: Indie Queen Mara New

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Elegance has always been at the forefront of any film festival and the enchanting Mara New is a beauty of infinite grace. She does channel classy resplendence as Hollywood producer Eleonore Donte in “Doradus” which screens on June 25th at this year’s Philadelphia International Film Festival. From the start as Eleonore, Mara is charismatic as her path crosses with a young TV writer Demitri who pitches his script “Doradus”; a tale of ghosts. Check out a clip from the short film (above) as the two have their differences in opinions. Mara has also been featured in the August issue of Shine On Hollywood magazine which can be read here:

After reading the extensive article, you will find her to be one of the most fascinating women in this creative era. Besides being a consummate actress, Mara has some interesting skills including painting and jewellery making. This Milan-born actress is also multilingual which is such a valuable asset in the industry she’s in! It allows her to take on a myriad of roles effortlessly and does believe in owning those that fit her personality. Her mantra of believing in herself and being down-to-earth are definitely the traits which fans will love about Mara. In fact, unbridled passion is set to be overflowing for Mara in 2014 and beyond as she casts her magic spell upon us.