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.

Sizzling Cutie: Becca Murray

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Immensely easy on the eyes, Becca Murray is a comedic actress with an approachable nature destined to be adored. Apparently she has some foxy dimples that makes her a delight to watch! Becca trained in theatre on the East Coast before making the leap to LA and has starred in several features as well as numerous short films. She recently dazzled the red carpet and the screen at the LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival 2014 as the leading lady of “Head Over Heels”. There’s an ending for her character Lonely Girl you won’t see coming especially since she’s already fallen for her paramour Lonely Boy. A dark twist on love at first sight is that sometimes you just have to move on to the next best thing in front of you!

Here’s what Becca has to say about her experience working on “Head Over Heels”:

‘The brainchild of Matthew Gudernatch and John Orchard – two producing partners and incredibly funny, talented dudes. (You might recognize Matt, who also plays the male lead in the short, from every other commercial on television.) They wanted to turn the indie romance on its head and I was stoked that Matt, who I’ve known for a while and worked with before, thought of me for the archetypal quirky/cute/down-on-her-luck indie leading lady. The look was really important to the film, as you’ll see, since it is so short – you have to get drawn into these people and understand them right away. There was one part, which I won’t give away, that I was incredibly excited to shoot. They had a great vision and I was just happy to be part of it!’

“Head over Heels” may not have the requisite dialogue we’ve come to know of romantic shorts but it’s the melancholic performances by Becca and Matt that will find a way into our hearts.

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