Indie Darling: Catherine Cobb Ryan


Sultry and sweet Catherine Ryan Cobb has an endearing glow about her that’s a delight onscreen. She stars in the chilling horror flick “In The Dark” which this week will be premiering at the Beaufort International Film Festival and many more prestigious festivals ahead. With hugely positive buzz about the terror quotient that will be memorable for audiences, catch Catherine in an authentic, riveting performance as resident nurse Joan Mills. Comparisons to “The Exorcist” may emerge however Director David Spaltro has crafted an intelligent film led by a strong cast and has all the makings of a cult hit. Great to see Catherine alongside Grace Folsom who plays her spiritually troubled daughter Bethany Mills who experiences a frightening possession. Just like Grace who has been featured on this blog, the unparalleled geniality of Catherine is one of her many gracious traits and why we should all exalt the women of indie cinema.

Here’s Catherine giving us an insight into her collection of projects including the must-see “In The Dark”:

In “Outliving Emily, the writer director, Eric Weber, cast different actors play the same role during taking a look at the tumultuous marriage of Tim and Emily Hanratty over half a century. I play Miranda in the 5th segment, the mother of the groom who marries their daughter. The highlight for me was playing opposite Andre Braugher and Phylicia Rashad. I spent most of the day dancing and laughing with Andre during the wedding party.

I also have the award winning and critically acclaimed horror/thriller, “…In The Dark”, written and directed by David Spaltro, playing in festivals all over the world. I play one of the four women leads, Joan, the mother of Bethany, who is struggling after a near death accident. We have been very well received and the film is getting rave reviews. I am not a fan of this genre and am a big scaredy cat but managed to overcome my fear to work on this. It’s not a slasher horror but even the psychological tension was unnerving. I got to work with some fabulous actors and a wonderful director.

Adept at both drama and comedy, Catherine has been compared in some circles to Joan Collins, she’s able to essay women of regal distinction as well as those more down to earth. Being enchanting in reel and real life also ensures she’s a charismatic actress we would love to know more about.

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Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema 2016 Spotlight: Sizzling Cutie Ally Iseman


We adore the creative facets of indie actresses and the beautiful actress/producer/writer Ally Iseman is poised to leave us with her enchanting mark. A picture of elegance, Ally can be seen in the short “Our Father” which tells of a patriarch who is in the latter stages of dementia that puts his family through many tribulations. Dementia is a disease that has deep personal meaning for me since my mum is currently experiencing the early onset of this most draining of affliction, both of mind and body of those suffering from it as well as their loved ones. Kudos to the creators of “Our Father” who crafted an emotional story that’s not without its silver lining even in the darkest of times. It’s heartening to see a vivacious talent such as Ally being part of a project that’s so relevant today what with an aging population worldwide, taking us on a journey that’s rather painful to see develop onscreen.

Known for bringing conviction to the roles she’s essayed, Ally is active on multiple platforms having appeared on several web series, film as well as television including a stint on “Criminal Minds”. She’s also produced a short film titled “Wedlocked.” The script is by Guinevere Turner (wrote the screenplay adaptation of “American Psycho”, as well as several episodes of the “L Word” and the movie “Go Fish”) who is an amazingly talented writer. “Wedlocked” is a very topical feature because it’s a farcical comedy challenging some of the laws about residency requirements for divorce that are keeping same sex couples from getting divorced if they live in a state that does not recognize gay marriage. With Ally making her presence felt in stories that delve into real-life issues, there’s every chance she’ll catch the eyes of many a viewer who would find her both relatable and appealing.

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