Hailing from New Zealand, FLORENCE HARTIGAN has a magical cuteness as well as voice to incite adoration. While the DVD for “Entrance” has yet to reach the shores of many countries, Florence together with leading lady Suziey Block (which i featured before) are the eye-catching duo in the indie slasher. Unconventionality breeds avid interest in this modern times and I’ve always gravitated to the uniqueness that talents such as FLORENCE can exhibit. Certainly as a vocalist, she’s enthralls with her folksy sound over poetic grooves that manages to tell a story. In terms of features, FLORENCE has a cherubic appeal most of us will find rather fascinating. She has such a gentle persona and has been ever so nice to me on Facebook…:)
For the lucky people in New York City, this adorable brunette is performing at Hotel Cafe on May 14th. It’s the chance to watch a singer who has been compared to Angie Hart from Aussie group Frente seeing how FLORENCE has delicate vocals on such a melodic plane. Watch her music video “One Too Many Mornings” (above) for it has a soothing effect for the soul with its stripped down intimacy. Utilizing a common Kiwi praise, FLORENCE is indeed sweet-as, a term New Zealanders often say when they mean a person is “cool” or “awesome”! Hope she loves it!
Rounding off the specials on the hotties that are glaming up TIFF 2011 that’s ending in style today is the vivaciously sexy Robyn Malcolm. An esteemed actress of the stage and screen, Robyn has distinguished herself on television as well as theatre productions becoming one of New Zealand’s most respected personalities. Her solidly layered performances as the unshakable Cheryl West on “Outrageous Fortune” had even Australian audiences hooked and welcomed her with open arms. One of many priceless scenes as Cheryl involves belting her daughter square in the kisser more than once if i might add and furthermore no one can forget the time she stripped down to her bra. Befittingly in 2010, Robyn was voted Best Actress for the fifth consecutive year and Sexiest Woman for the third consecutive year in the 2010 TV Guide Best on the Box Awards…that’s a remarkable feat for any female talent regardless of geography.
Although hers is a supporting role in the audacious drama “Burning Man” which she spent a great part of a year delving into, everyone will have eyes on her. Known for laying bare the souls of the characters she plays, intimating emotional states with a penetrating resonance. At a time when the world is passionately watching the Rugby World Cup in Wellington, New Zealand, it’s great to see a KIWI actress creating buzz on the other side of the world in Canada. It is essential to speak highly of the substantial contributions a luminary such as Miss Robyn Malcolm has made in entertainment.
REYNA YOUNG – Miss Misery and Hostess Of A Nightmare To Remember
You most certainly can call Reyna Young a Woman To Remember..:) Her passion has propelled A Nightmare To Remember, her film fest where darkness and seduction reign supreme to the forefront of independent horror. Having been the seductive hostess for this convention 4 years running, Reyna aka Miss Misery has been your enigmatic guide to all things terrifying that strike fear into our hearts. This year on June 18th, she has assembled a luscious group of special guests and a film selection that will cater to all your needs….the bloody and gory kind of course. Just like the Devil’s Pitchfork, Reyna has join forces with vixens Megan Franich and Debra Lamb to from the enticing threesome I affectionately coined ‘Trident Of Horror Hotties’. Reyna should be lauded for being an inspirational figure for giving us a night’s worth of wicked macabre.
MEGAN FRANICH – “30 Days Of Night” Fame and Special Guest
The ethereal doll Megan Franich is my first ever feature on a New Zealand Actress and what a thrill a minute she is…:) Renowned as Iris, the goth female vamp from “30 Days Of Night”, she conveyed the fierce animal instincts of a predator and a foreboding of terror that gets under the viewer’s skin. Even in her ghoulish form we felt sympathy as her character met an untimely end. Audiences were mesmerized by how scarily similar her portrayal in the movie was to the illustrations of Iris as depicted in the graphic novel. Check out her amazing reel (above) that showcases the onscreen potency we all know she has. Besides her comely accent, Megan’s flawless pale skin and minxish features are some of the attributes that make her so uniquely sexy. This attractive Kiwi champions being a chameleon and experimenting with extremes in her projects affirming her versatility as an entertainer.
DEBRA LAMB – Scream Queen Legend and Special Guest
Considered as one of the most striking B-Movie Queens of all-time, Debra Lamb has headlined countless films most notably her outstanding performance in the under-rated “Evil Spirits”. From post-apocalyptic tales to grisly slashers, it has been said that Debra exuded a kind of magic that was such a rush for the best part of a decade. The fact that she went topless in several softcore movies shouldn’t go unnoticed too as her sin-sational toned body and nubile sauciness made her the fantasy babe for many. She was after all, an exotic dancer and a Playboy Cover Girl. While I didn’t get as much opportunity to sample her sexy self (back in the day censorship when was rife in Asia), I can see why she’s revered for being an erotic force throughout her career. She clearly contributed to numerous defining moments in the horror genre. Presently, Debra is a well-known physic healer helping to relieve our stressed-up lives but plenty out there are clamoring for Debra to make her long awaited comeback with rumors swirling.
The delicious trailer for “Candy” is a must see as its leading lady Sage Hall amps up the sensuality in this sweetest of horror shorts. Unquestionably, she has her amorous ways to get us excited especially seeing how voluptuously slinky she is in those black camisoles. Playing an overprotective mother who has a penchant for baking goodies, she really has some tasty treats in store…:) While this feature smacks of invigorating nostalgia thanks to the brilliant Sage who functioned as both the director and star, it has a distinctive tone that stands on its own merit. Sage is a heady combo of blue-eyed blonde bombshell and enticing innocence. Don’t know about you, but there’s just something about sexy cuties like Sage that I can’t get enough of. Blossoming nicely into one of independent film’s newest prospect in front and behind the camera, this is an up and comer we want to hear more about. She possesses a drive to make her mark on the indie scene and it won’t be long before this honey has everyone eating out of her hands…:)
In the coming months, actress/producer/writer Brooke Lewis is going to be ever present in some of the most fascinating projects independent horror has to offer. Her fans already know her as Ms. Vampy, her alter-ego with seriously foxy bite that has became a huge hit. Taking on leading roles in highly anticipated features “Archaic Redemption” and “Mondo Holocausto” will surely see her popularity rise even further as she welcomes us into her luscious world. This Buxom brunette and photogenic beauty has tons of sass to captivate viewers for days on end. Having started her own company Philly Chick Pictures to produce entertainment with an attitude (in her words), she’s just as influential behind the scenes. Sprinkles is her newest short psychological drama/thriller that has her playing a High-priced call girl, Maura who has a seemingly chance encounter with a client, Gary (Don Danielson), while on a business trip that will take them on journey of dirty secrets, fetishes and revenge…WOW! Brooke has got me hooked!