Manhattan Film Festival 2016 Spotlight: Indie Sweetheart Erin Fogel


The ever radiant Erin Fogel is on course to garner attention and all the plaudits with a comedic performance to cherish. She stars in “The Strike” which kicks off the festivities at this year’s Manhattan Film Fest on April 14th. Check out the hilarious trailer here: While I may not be able to attend the premiere thanks to a personal invite from the lovely Erin herself, I’m blessed to be able to illustrate her flourishing work. Erin is an exemplary funny woman as her character Molly Mirovsky who together with 2 other less than graceful NYC actors embarked on a plan to prove they are primed for success in the biz. She’s a vision of sassiness in “The Strike” as the brazen Molly who is hoping for her star-making turn via a theatrical “siege” of sorts.

Infusing facets of her real-life persona as an actress/yoga teacher into Molly albeit with livelier embellishments, this is the larger than life version that’s audaciously bringing on the funny. 2016 might just be the opportune time for Erin to shall we say ‘strike while the iron is hot’ and with a string of upcoming features that will validate her comic finesse, Erin has the makings of a comic virtuoso on the rise.

Sizzling Cutie: Virginia Welch


With the lovely features destined to grace the arena of entertainment, Virginia Welch is pure enchantment from head to toe. She regarded as thoroughly eye-catching in “DoubleSpeak” as a mother traumatized in the wake of a school shooting. This short film is elevated by her sensitive portrayal on a subject that can so often split views yet has gripped the nation with the number of tragedies that’s gone by.

Here’s Virginia revealing more about her projects:

“Doublespeak” was a passion project filmed in the Bay Area and Fresno. Focusing on two mothers in a small town, it’s concerned with the strings attached to the school shooting epidemic in this country. In addition to creating and producing my own projects I’ve just shot my first book cover for a romance novel. Fun with Fabio! (no, not really Fabio but two lovely gentlemen who were a lot of fun to work with). I’m a huge nerd, love comic books and SciFi (Firefly, Batman, Star Wars, Xmen), myths and folklore and am really getting into art and illustration. Right now I’m teaching myself to sketch and going to start taking lessons from the extremely talented visual effects artist Glen Miller (Hellboy, Titanic, Dogma).”

In “Prosecuting Casey Anthony”, Virginia took on the part as Casey Anthony who is known as the most hated women in America for the media storm she was under as a suspect of her daughter’s murder. She was found not guilty of murdering her 2 year-old Caylee but yet to this day questions still remain about her innocence. Despite the controversial role, Virginia excelled in the shoes of a woman whose mental capacity we will never be able to fully understand. Besides her penchant for taking on complex characters, she’s known as a life long learner, dabbling in everything from languages to cooking. One thing’s certain with so many dazzling traits, Virginia is garnering life long admirers.

Drop by the VIRGINA WELCH OFFICIAL SITE and fall in love with this gorgeous talent.