Dances With Films 2015 Spotlight: Rising Starlet Valerie Brandy

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Surely one of the faces to remember at this year’s Dances With Films, the talented Valerie Brandy is a genuinely compelling indie starlet. The star, writer and director of “Lola’s Last Letter”, Valerie has all the makings of a promising storyteller with a captivating soul. She’s both mesmerizing and moving as the titular Lola, an ex-con who is on an unpredictatable life journey of trying to move on from her past mistakes. As we speak, Valerie is dazzling it up at Dances With Films and will be gracing the World Premiere of “Lola’s Last Letter”. She has every chance of entering the group of up and coming female directors which could one day see her ranked alongside say the likes of Greta Gerwig. Here at the Actress Obsession Blog, we love women who channel the indie spirit and kudos to Valerie’s enthralling vision.

Valerie is well known on television for her recurring role as Trixie on the hit show “Justified”. Trixie is a prostitute who works down at Audrey’s, where she is employed by Delroy, the owner but meets an untimely death at the hands of her boyfriend. She can also be seen in the new web series “Sunday Brunch” that delves in the lives of 3 girlfriends addicted to cocktails and high on love. With her vivacious poise and undeniable flair for filmmaking, there’ll be widespread affection coming her way in the days ahead and beyond.

Do drop by the VALERIE BRANDY OFFICIAL SITE for all the latest updates.

Sizzling Cutie: Casey Fitzgerald

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With the loveliest of features to enthrall the planet, Casey Fitzgerald has a special quality about her and is a shimmering beauty indeed. She’s starring in the short “After Lilly” alongside Jack Quaid of “The Hunger Games” fame and it is screening at the LA Indie Film Fest 2015. Jack plays Tyler who inevitably hits on the fetching Jane (Casey) and a who’s who of beautiful girls at a trendy bar as his imagination run wild. Another reason why we adore hanging out at film festivals to steal a look at women who make our hearts quiver. She can also be seen in the monster mashup “Cowboys Vs. Dinosaurs” as the heroine who is both a love interest and savior when dinosaurs run amok in a western town. Here’s Casey revealing more about her role in “Cowboys Vs. Dinosaurs” and more:

I had such an amazing time shooting “Cowboys Vs. Dinosaurs” We shot it in Montana and I fell in love with the place and the people. its magical, it made me want to move there. My character Sky is a small town girl with a big heart who ends up going on a journey with some amazing characters to save the world from dinosaurs. Of course with the help of her horses. there is alot of action; shooting, lassoing, climbing,Atvs, horse riding. It was a blast!! I have another project coming out soon that I am super proud of. It is called “The Shift” it is a drama about the Nurses in the E.R. , What they go through, and the controversial subject of DNR patients that the family and the nurses deal with. My friend Leo Olivia who is a nurse in the Emergency room wrote the real life script. Danny Glover also Co stars In the film, It was awesome working with him. I met some amazing people on set and got to collaborate to make such a real heartfelt meaningful project.

In “The Shift”, Casey is mesmerizing as the idealistic new grad Amanda who is put under the wing of a veteran nurse as they both care for a suffering little girl asking for peace. Their differing belief systems are at odds when the principle of Euthanasia comes into the picture. Casey is thoroughly fascinating as the woman who is fighting for the rights of her patients to live and audiences will marvel at the zeal Casey pours into her character. She’s recently won a Best Actress award for her dramatic performance and I’m sure many more plaudits are heading her way. Poised to hit stardom in the coming months, Casey is making us sit up and notice with much fervor.