Every day especially in this week alone, we get to be enraptured by screen darlings and Melissa Nearman is an attractive pleaser. Horror fans will be able to catch her in “Worry Dolls” screening at Frightfest 2015, a canny thriller crafting elements of old-school voodoo and the popular slasher line of movies we’ve come to love. And boy do we love our delectable women of horror seeing how Melissa joins Kym Jackson, Brea Grant and Naomi Kyle in this terror-filled film with its cluster of classic kills. But like all indie actresses, armed with her improv skills and comic chops, Melissa is able to segue into varying personas with effusive charm.
She’s headlined a web series called “The Ethical Slut” from director (Ben Fritz) who she has worked with on a previous award-winning project, “Cynthia Watros Gets Lost.” Ben himself secured the rights of the same titled book, which is a guidebook to polyamory (mulitple partners). Melissa played a wife and mother, who along with her best friend, decide to embark on open marriages and has the hallmarks of comedies such as “The Office” and “Portlandia.” She can also be seen in a feature film called “The Aspect Ratio” which is written and directed by Ari Dassa. It’s a drama about aspiring filmmakers/ artists set in LA which has Melissa in the role of the supportive wife of a video store owner whose business is on its way out of business. With her being active across multiple mediums, Melissa’s fetching presence will be unfurling delightfully for all to enjoy.