HollyShorts Film Festival 2016 Spotlight: Lindsey Haun and Amanda Fuller

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Lindsey Haun and Amanda Fuller immensely and favourably rank as two of my screen heroines so the coming together of these 2 accomplished ladies is indeed a godsend. They are collaborating on the surreal short film “Nanoblood” which will be stirring our senses at this year’s HollyShorts Film Fest. Lindsey takes on directing duties while Amanda Fuller is the leading lady in a wicked twist on the body horror we’ve come to know. Amanda stars as Lisa, a graduate student in nanobiology whose funding is dependent on her participation in an experimental trial to replace her blood cells with nanobots. Things start to go sideways when sexual desire emanates in unexpected places as the bots now seemingly have a mind of their own. Kudos to the remarkable Lindsey for concocting this absorbingly sexy narrative in the short form and for getting the always beguiling Amanda to be the driver of the story. David Cronenberg would be so proud on seeing how it’s female fronted and directed which is another hugely appealing part of “Nanoblood”. There’s also an intriguing appearance by New Zealand actress Kat Hawks and I’ll have her in the limelight too.

I was actually ready to bed down for the night but coming across news about both Lindsey and Amanda on facebook prompted me to celebrate their impeccable onscreen work. Hollyshorts 2016 is definitely going to be illuminated by them and “Nanoblood” is the perfect showcase of their sparkling talents. Mesmerising provocation are the forte of both Lindsey and Amanda as they keep us coming back for more. One could say both Lindsey and Amanda are our ideal obsession and that’s bound to reach sizzling levels in the coming days.

Screen Siren: Brigitte Millar

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Award-winning actress, the enchanting Brigitte Millar is going to be thrusted into the spotlight this week and beyond. She is making an appearance in “Spectre”, the latest instalment of the beloved James Bond franchise which could be Daniel Craig’s swan song. Brigitte takes on the part of German baddie Dr Vogel and we all know female villains have such great fun in Bond films. She also got to work with Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz and the amazing cast so you can affirm that Brigitte is on the cusp of making waves. She’s also starring in the buzzworthy sci-fi film “The Quiet Hour” alongside Dakota Blue Richards who stars as a gritty teenage girl protecting her brother from alien invaders in a post-apocalyptic England. As Kathryn, Brigitte is absorbing in her villainous streak as the gang leader of a band of marauders who are a threat to Dakota’s Sarah.

With her assertive poise on screen, Brigitte delves into her matriarchal persona with aplomb in a display of vicious authority. She may have started her career late in life but in 2011, she garnered a Best Supporting Actress Award at the International Film Festival in Los Angeles for her role as ‘Amelia Holland’ in ‘David is Dying’ directed by Stephen Lloyd Jackson. Winning 8 awards in the United States alone, it has the honour of being the first British independent feature film to do so which surely must be impacted by Brigitte’s sterling contribution to the film. Seeing how she’s lined up to thrill us in the horror genre (which by the way is always a top pick for me) for a new horror anthology, expect the level of interest for her to multiply.

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