Sizzling Indie Darlings @ Woodstock Film Festival 2019



Ashley Avis, Director of “Adolescence”


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– 2019 is most certainly a strong year for female directors with Ashley Avis illuminating the indie film world with her arresting movie “Adolescence” which doesn’t sky away from baring the innate darkness of youth.
– Ashley has adroitly drew out dynamic performances from the film’s 2 leads Mickey River and India Eisley, displaying her mettle as an accomplished film-maker with the ability to elicit compelling drama.
– She is following up her striking drug-fueled teen opus with “Black Beauty” which stars Kate Winslet and Mackenzie Foy which has a 2020 release date, elevating Ashley’s flourishing reputation.


Haroula Rose, Director of “Once Upon A River”


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– Haroula Rose is also a noteworthy director that should be on everyone’s lips as her coming-of-age film “Once Upon A River” is celebrated for its absorbing female-driven content as well as promoting diversity in media.
– She directs Kenadi DelaCerna who plays part-Native American teenage girl Margo Crane set on a journey of self discovery to find her mom after a tragic incident that led to her father’s death.
– Already an award winning film-maker, Haroula is also known as a comely singer-songwriter having contributed her lovely vocals to the soundtrack of popular TV shows “American Horror Story” and “iZombie”.


Christine Weatherup in “Speed Of Life”


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– Once could say the luminous Christine Weatherup is a perennial fixture on this blog and she can be seen in “Speed Of Life” with an intriguing premise that involves falling into a wormhole created by David Bowie’s death.
– She reunites with director Liz Manashil who directed her in the much adored film “Bread and Butter” which was conceived on a micro budget yet made a memorable impression on the festival circuit.
– With her upcoming appearance on the highly anticipated HBO series “Watchmen”, as well as a role in the horror flick “3 From Hell”, Christine will be very much a name to be cherished.

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