FANtastic Horror Film Festival 2016 Spotlight: Screen Siren Willow Hale


The indie scene has always been about its vivid characters and Willow Hale has earnestly represented women of many creeds. She stars in “Betrothed” as Mildred Cooper, a member of the deranged family that kidnaps innocent Audra West (Mikayla Gibson) and forces her into marriage or shall we say modern-day slavery. Just like Mikayla, Willow is being recognised at this weekend’s FANtastic Horror Film Fest. She is nominated for the Best Supporting Actress In A Feature Film Award for her exemplary work in “Betrothed”. On the Actress Obsession Blog, we celebrate artists of all ages and while ageism is widely prevalent in the industry, on the online space, we will always have an affinity for female talents such as Willow. The world has its abundance of bias and for those who have experienced it (which includes me) know of the challenges facing us. We much prefer authentic representations of every day people on onscreen and there’s avenue for Willow to shine as she’s done this year.

She was brilliant in the short “Thank you Lisa” playing the terminally ill Olivia whose daughter Lisa has come to terms with accepting her mother’s decision to end her life. The debate over assisted suicide still rages on and her portrayal should make us question our place in this world. Willow was also prominent on the horror scene having appeared in the anthology film “Holidays” which put a darker spin on the holiday spirit with some terrifying segments. You may have also spotted her as Miss Mae who passes on her bewitched Gnome (Verne Troyer) to an unsuspecting woman Zoe in “Gnome Alone”. She’s indeed had her share of interesting roles across many genres so let’s show our support for stirring talents like the lovely Willow Hale.

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