JOSEPHINE DECKER has an understated charm that will strike a chord with any film buff. Having chatted with her on Facebook, her soft, personable facets came to the fore making my day as she would many of her fans. She may have suggested to start this feature in May but since JOSEPHINE is on the radar at SXSW 2013 this week, I’m jumping the gun to spotlight her. This willowy cutie is appearing in the highly anticipated “Loves Her Gun”, a darkly romantic drama of a young woman’s transformation from victim to fighter via her use of weapons. The whole cast has been called fascinatingly organic and there lies the everlasting appeal of indie talents such as JOSEPHINE. She strives for the untypical and the JOSEPHINE DECKER OFFICIAL SITE lists her catalogue of exceptional work in all forms of entertainment.
She of course first caught the eye as the girl on Craigslist in Sundance favorite “Uncle Kent”, a drama where relationships are either helped or hindered by tech. JOSEPHINE was a director at that time and together with leading lady Jennifer Prediger had minimal acting experience. Both have seen their career blossomed after venturing into the film world so kudos to their versatility. JOSEPHINE has even delved into horror as an amateur ghost hunter in “Saturday Morning Massacre, along the way surprising many a viewer with a daringly long sex scene. “Autoerotic” is yet another gem where she gets into a little lesbian romp with a pregnant woman no less. Her bold choices will ensure JOSEPHINE gets a fair bit of attention in what will be a riveting journey on the big screen.
LINDSAY BURDGE is going to be one of the most-sought after actresses in 2013 and she represents the spirit of why we are so infatuated with screen sirens. Buzz has descended on this indie hottie thanks to her potently striking performance in “A Teacher” which is making waves at this year’s Sundance Film Fest. You’ll be Hot For Teacher when you watch LINDSAY portray masterfully the dark depths of obsession as a Texas high-school educator who starts an affair with her student. It’s a challenging role of which is a no-no in certain circles but her performance has already seen her being commended as a Sundance Sensation! Since this is an obsession blog of sorts, it’s fitting that LINDSAY is sizzling this feature. I find myself honored to be able to throw the spotlight on an ingénue who is currently the toast in the town of UTAH. She is on the Verge List which recognizes exceptional talents and includes perennial Indie Queens Ambyr Childers and Amy Seimetz.
Besides “A Teacher”, LINDSAY was in another gem called “First Winter” a thought-provoking feature of a commune dealing with the onset of winter. Admittedly, resonating with audiences are her tangible performances that sometimes borders on the controversial and she’s proving to be a memorably compelling face. LINDSAY would be turning into quite the crush for fans I’m sure and that’s healthy considering she’s so genial. Sundance is hailing her name and soon the world will follow suit in idolizing Miss LINDSAY BURDGE.
To be effortlessly funny is a true gift and STEPHANIE ALLYNNE is one of the brightest in an era when funny women are considered overwhelmingly sexy. With the advent of Sundance 2013, she can be seen in 2 features, the first being “In A World”, written and directed by Lake Bell. The other is a short titled “K.I.T.” written and directed by Michelle Morgan (Michelle also wrote the Annette Bening, Kristen Wiig feature “Imogene” which is coming out soon). Does it matter there’s no trailers floating around for STEPHANIE is a popular figure on Youtube. Her rendition of Juliet in the webisode “Romeo and Juliet” from the humor-laden web series “Sassy Gay Friend” has gotten well over 6 million hits! As she’s shone on the digital platform, UCB theatre has also been STEPHANIE’s playground, showcasing her masterful style as an improviser.
The past year has also been a big one for her with a string of TV roles on “Up All Night”, “2 Broke Girls”, “Happy Endings”, “Key & Peele”, and “Comedy Bang! Bang!” and recently shot an episode of The Mindy Project set to air in February. She was memorably amusing opposite Eliza Coupe in “Happy Endings” and could very well be gaining Tina Fey-like adoration in the near future. Some more interesting nuggets of info is that she’s toured the U.S. with the great Drew Carey and in January will be performing at the SF Sketchfest. STEPHANIE ALLYNNE is this year’s first Sundance Hottie to be lauded here and because she’s a witty comic, everyone is going to be left enthralled…:)
She’s been a part of festival favorites such as “Yellow” which premiered at TIFF 2012 as well as Sundance Feature “Goats” starring David Duchovny and Vera Fermiga. TOMMEE was one of the producers on “GOATS” and can also be seen as Fiona who comes across the offbeat drama’s protagonist Ellis (played by Graham Phillips) at a liquor store. If you’ve seen the hit 80s sitcom “Family Ties”, you would be familiar with Justine Bateman and from what I’ve seen, Miss Tommee May channels a similar effusive foxiness. Her wide smile and wondrous eyes has a unique flavor that would win over any moviegoer. Active in independent films and off broadway plays, she also created a very funny web series called THE ONE ‘N DONE about two friends who can’t catch a break when it comes to finding their perfect match. Watch her as Jamie, the unlucky in love gal who has a habit of misunderstanding the intentions of her dates, often resulting in humorous situations.
TOMMEE is in the throes of producing the movie “Illusion” and with a premise which will challenge one’s perception of truth, it could very well be a sleeper hit when released. In the mean time, drop by the TOMMEE MAY OFFICIAL SITE to see her latest reel containing her scene from “Goats”. She’s also one of the friendliest actresses around which would endear herself to viewers who’ve have come to admire indie darlings.
Kandis Erickson in “I Am Not A Hipster”
The movie “I Am Not A Hipster” may soon propel Kandis Erickson to indie sweetheart status and with its run at Sundance 2012, she’ll be sought after in no time. Set in the world of counter culture and indie rock, she plays one of 3 sisters who help their brother to spread the ashes of their late mother. The mellowness of the music scene eventually shapes how the family will heal. Transitioning from Scream Queen (having been captivated by her in “Seance”) to Indie Sweetheart is more than paying dividends with this interesting role and Kandis is a sweet surprise waiting to be uncovered. One of the prettiest faces in the biz, she’ll quickly amass a following.
Dominique Duvernay in “Lay The Favorite”
You may have seen her in an episode of “The Game” recently on BET and the distinctive sensuality of Dominique DuVernay is red-hot. The busty babe also has a supporting role in “Lay The Favorite”, the Bruce Willis vehicle where he’s one of the most successful sports gamblers in the business and surrounded by beautiful women. Her gorgeousness extends from the inside out having so kindly sent me her foxy autographs. She’s been a video vixen, starred in various independent features and now sizzling up TV Land. Looking forward to her future projects for she’ll be sizzling up our world.
Parker Posey in “Price Check”
There’s two women who are so revered, they’ve more than captured what it means to be cool! Chloë Sevigny as we know is one, her bold career choices and trendiest of styles made her the ‘IT’ girl she is right now. On the other side of the spectrum is Parker Posey, subtly enchanting with an excitable streak and why so many have dubbed her the ‘Queen Of The Indies’. Announced as the host of this year’s award ceremony, she also has a movie screening called “Price Check”. Once more she drives the comedy with her unconventional yet endearing personality, going on 15 years of entertaining us all.
Lynn Shelton Directs Emily Blunt in “Your Sister’s Sister”
While she may not be onscreen this time around, Lynn Shelton roped in two of the most admired actresses Emily Blunt and Rosemarie DeWitt to headline her movie “Your Sister’s Sister”. She stuck gold before with “Humpback”, the comedy about 2 straight men exploring making a gay film to truly test their friendship. In “Your Sister’s Sister”, will there be a threesome that will eventually lead to a discovery of emotional baggage. As a storyteller, she expertly injects humor in her films and weaves them into the more morose subject matter. Emily Blunt has this to say about Lynn: “Appreciated that she very much knew when to back off and when to come in to give you a helping hand.” We concur with gusto!
Fabianne Therese in “John Dies At The End”
It’s like Bradley Cooper’s “Limitless” on steroids with huge servings of “Quantum Leap”. That’s the premise of the surreal flick “John Dies At The End”. At Sundance, we can never get enough of the horror entries and this one introduces sci-fi elements as a new drug is on the streets wreaking havoc by transporting people across dimensions…until some return to their point of origin as non-humans. Cue newcomer Fabianne Therese as a significant character and with the film containing dark comedy, she’ll feel right at home. She has the enigmatic features to pull it off, a starlet to be excited about.
When CNN included MARIANNA PALKA in their “Young People Who Rock” List, it started a chain reaction of buzz for this multi-talented entertainer. In 2008, she was hailed as the youngest filmmaker at 26 and gain numerous plaudits for her movie “Good Dick”. Poignant and moving, she weaved a tale of the travails a woman so often encounters in real life specifically struggles in love. At this year’s Sundance Film Fest, this Polish/Scottish beauty will be exceptional once again in “Spoonful” as one of three sisters return to their childhood home after the death of their father. Much of MARIANNA’s work either onscreen or behind the scenes as a director breeds a social awareness which she believes to be the soul of any good independent film. Not only am I honored to be in contact with such an illustrious and intelligent lady, her indie cred is very much a big draw for me and for many who have deemed her highly watchable. One only has to look at a reel to witness how impressive she can be.
Juicy fact: Marianna is the long-time girlfriend of Jason Ritter, TV star and son of the late John Ritter. It’s a love built on devotion hence they’re journey as a couple for more than 10 years. They’ve both gifted of course and good-looking, a true match made in heaven! Truthful performances are what she delivers and the grittiness so apparent in the thriller “Restive” is augmented by MARIANNA’s depth at portraying an abused woman. Since she’s able to stir the pot of emotions so adeptly, the consensus would of one of instant admiration. Just like her peers, MARIANNA is driving the indie spirit towards its pinnacle.
Tinkerbell glamor meets sweet mystique at Sundance Film Festival 2012 as French cutie LILA SALET promises to bewitch audiences. It’s because of founder Robert Redford and the continuous success of this prestigious event that has enabled us to glimpse the global foxiness of screens sirens. This year’s edition runs from January 19th to 29th at Park City, Utah and “Simon Killer”, a mystery revolving around a college graduate’s chance encounter with a young prostitute on the streets of Paris sees LILA in a supporting role. There’s sexual undercurrents in this tale of hidden secrets weaved by the masterful Antonio Campos and for some may remind us of Brando’s “Last Tango in Paris”. This actress/model is a fixture on red carpets, gracing last year’s Cannes as a fashion forward stunner. If ever they did a French version of “My Week With Marilyn”, LILA would be perfect as the Blonde Icon, not taking anything away from the brilliance of Michelle Williams. Being also regarded as versatile gives LILA a distinct advantage.
Stumbling upon the scene of her stimulating a guy in the surrealistic TV series “Xanadu” (watch the video above), it’s obvious she’s has no qualms in the edgy sensuality stakes. The toothpaste ejaculation is pretty bizarre but at least we get an eyeful of LILA as a spaced-out vixen amidst the electronic beats. She is a doll and her career has indeed revolved around music with a notably sexy appearance in Benjamin Diamond video “There is a girl”. On her way to becoming another of France’s gorgeous discovery, here’s a belle to covet and she goes by the name of LILA SALET.
In the tradition of Stealing Beauties such as Liv Tyler, Olivia Wilde and Megan Fox comes the Stunning Model/Actress NADINE CROCKER. Say if i had a crush on her and it were measured on a scale of 1 to 10, she’ll be the maximum. That’s how much of an alluring impact NADINE radiates every time she steps in front of the camera. A series of television roles in “Hannah Montana”, “10 Things I Hate About You” and “No Ordinary Family” have attracted plenty of attention. On film, she’s going to be quite the head turner in “Some Guy Who Kills People”, the story centering on a frustrated guy who turns to serial killing to satisfy his need for revenge. I believe she plays a teen bully in this widely anticipated black comedy. Check out a scene from the movie and many other videos of the bewitching NADINE at the NADINE CROCKER OFFICIAL SITE. Noted for being humble, loving and considerate, she’s somebody at the cusp of stardom if you ask me. There’s a certain electricity about NADINE that sparks off instant admiration which many will gladly agree….here’s a young woman who rightly belongs in the pantheon of Screen Hotties. Lusciousness from head to toe and her set of mesmerizing eyes ensure heart palpitations of the doting kind…:)
I just realized she was at last year’s Sundance promoting the pot-heavy hilarity of “High School” which stars Adrien Brody….haven’t seen the movie yet but the trailer (above) is mighty intriguing and would have loved the chance to meet her. Telegenic, Photogenic, Warmheartedness….these are attributes of Miss NADINE that would have you eagerly following the blossoming starlet’s career. She’s proven her worth in several eclectic projects and her ability to create a sense of wonderment onscreen means we’ll keep coming back for more. She has so kindly informed me of the upcoming film “GB” premiering this year at the Toronto Film Fest which sees her in a sexier,edgier role and is her favorite thus far!