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.

Rising Starlet: Alycia Grant

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It’s a boon to see the future stars of entertainment in the comfort of our homes and the inviting Alycia Grant has an all round appeal that’s praiseworthy. She currently has a recurring role in “Chasing Life” on ABC Family where the series focuses on up and coming journalist April (Italia Ricci) who discovers she has cancer. Catch Alycia as Meg, a member of the cancer patient support group April is attending and this week in particular Meg has a more prominent role throughout Episode 8. Don’t forget to follow Meg’s progression (if you haven’t seen the series yet) in episodes 6,7,8, 14, & 17! With her and Italia’s character’s dealing with ‘The Big C’, expect them to strike up a bond.

Her run on television continues as she’s also in the upcoming season of CSI (season 15) specifically Episode 2! Likewise her short film “Chasing The Past” is screening at this year’s Rhode Island Film Festival on August 9 which sees her as a female time traveler. As the mysterious Natalie, she’s a female Dr Who of sorts who is on the run and inevitably her path crosses with a man who just suffered a tragic loss. Take a peek at one of the more tense moments from “Chasing The Past” here: https://vimeo.com/95068738. Some talents can tell stories with their eyes and Alycia affects the urgency of her character’s predicament with wonderful intensity. There’s a delicate grace about her that’s makes her an ideal figure of adulation. A sweet girl is deserving of ardor and plenty will have a soft spot for the beautiful Alycia Grant in the coming months.