SIFF Film Festival 2015 Spotlight: Screen Siren Catherine Carlen

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Catherine Carlen has showcased her brand of allure for years and her luminosity is a thing of beauty to behold. In “The Automatic Hate”, catch Catherine as Sarah, the free-spirited mother of ditzy Alexis Green (Adelaide Clemens) who make up a dysfunctional family of sorts in this tale of societal shift and taboos. It sure is a female-drive cast with Deborah Ann Woll recently of “Daredevil” fame joining these two ladies in being a most radiant trio. Kudos to Catherine for having her scene stealing moment of the film, baring it all as she tends to her gardening chores. Helen Mirren is not the only one with an innate sex appeal which we should by now acknowledge is age-free and Catherine sure has all the goods. You already know blue-eyed blondes have a special place on this very blog. Playing an exhibitionist is never easy by any means and I applaud her creative endeavor in doing so. With a career spanning more than 35 years, Catherine is proficient in the art-form of beguilement onscreen.

Besides dazzling up the indie genre, she’s also had a wonderful run on television having appeared on hit shows such as “How to Get Away with Murder”, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “The Mindy Project” which also stars the amazing Beth Grant. In fact Catherine is starring alongside Beth in 2 other features, the indie fav “The Bridge Partner” as well as “Becca and Molly” which is screening at Cannes. Juggling her acting as well as being an accomplished acting coach to Hollywood stars is indicative of her passion for the film industry. This second coming of the ├╝ber-talented Catherine is adore-worthy and she’s steadily rediscovering the magic touch she’s always had as a veritable storyteller.

Visit the CATHERINE CARLEN OFFICIAL SITE for all the latest updates.

Sizzling Cutie: Katie Carpenter

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Effortlessly enigmatic, blue-eyed beauty Katie Carpenter is on course to garner our attention. This November is truly a boon for fans like me with the deluge of actresses dazzling up our world. Katie has an allure very much along the lines of someone like Rachel Weisz who she bears a certain cherubic resemblance with hints of Camilla Belle. This week, she can be seen in a supporting role in the horror short “Disengaged” which is screening at the NYC Horror film festival on Nov 13. It’s re-inventing the wheel of what we know about zombie features with a female lone survivor having to pick things up after a mysterious plague overwhelms her town. Katie has also worked on a psychological thriller “The Sharp Files” earlier this year playing a disturbed college student with a sex addiction. Yet another intriguing look at how an obsession affects the very fabric of our lives.

Here’s some juicy updates from Katie:

I’ve done some local commercials, like for Title Boxing in Charlotte, NC. I’ve also modeled for brands like the American Beverage Association and Gorilla Glue.

I was very lucky to be selected as an actress for Shane Hurlbut’s Illumination Tour. Last month, I acted in a workshop led by him where we re-created a scene from Crazy/Beautiful. Shane was the Cinematographer for the movie, as well as Drumline, Need for Speed, and Terminator Salvation. He said that I had an “impressive performance,” and I could “deliver emotion.”

I love acting and modeling and film. Currently, I’m working as the Assistant Costume Designer on an Independent Feature Film being shot in Arkansas and North Carolina. I’ve worked with clothes and costumes for a while now.. I find it’s a great artistic outlet for me, alongside my acting. I’m able to learn from both of them, not to mention network with other industry professionals! I was the Wardroe Stylist for this Pepsi/Panthers commercial.

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Katie is a talent who’s not afraid to get tough onscreen having worked on a 48 Hour film project in which she played the lead role. It was a “Femme Fatale” action kind of movie where she had to do a lot of stunts and had the bruises to prove it!! In 2013, she received the Best Actress Award for the dark comedy “Fruits of Her Labor”. Check out her eye-catching performance in this twisted of tales (below):

The indie genre is where we’re becoming attuned to up and coming actresses with Katie being an appealing find. Remember to visit the KATIE CARPENTER OFFICIAL SITE for more about this lovely gal.