IFS Film Festival 2016 Spotlight: Rising Starlet Denise Woelpern


Denise Woelpern is a stirring jewel of the independent scene and she will have many of us saying ‘Du bist so hübsch’ in no time. She is after all a most strikingly gorgeous German actress who is the leading lady of the action thriller “The Lone Road”. She stars as Elizabeth, a woman who stumbles on a murder that involves a sleazy prominent figure in a remote town. Just when she thought her life couldn’t get any worse having caught her cheating boyfriend in the act, her instincts to survive are put through the ultimate test as she’s hunted down for being the witness of a sadistic crime. On June 2nd, catch the premiere of “The Lone Road” at this year’s IFS Film Fest to see if Denise’s Elizabeth can turn the tables on her pursuers. She’s quite the stunner wielding a hand gun (see pic below) so expect her to tough it out and be enticing till the end of the reel. It’s awesome that Denise’s character is the epicentre to this suspenseful story and she imbues her heroine with spirited poise. In an industry where aspiring actresses can develop into big names, Denise may yet one day emulate the success of her fellow German actresses such as Diane Kruger and Nora Tschirner.


Bold and beautiful on screen, Denise is also affably generous offscreen, going out of her way to give her fans like me details on her impending roles.

Here’s Denise sharing news about her upcoming film “In The Woods” and a slice of her life away from the camera:

I actually get cast mostly for dark dramas or action based movies, which is what I prefer. I have stage combat skills and therefore like doing action films. Also, I speak 3 languages and I like working on different accents. I got cast as the lead in a feature film called “In The Woods”. It is loosely based on the Red Riding Hood fable Here is the plot: ‘In a land of fantasy and fables;The village of Crescenmoor is in disarray as mauled Bodies begin piling up as a Blood Moon approaches.

A sheltered young woman named Lily lives in fear after surviving a horrific tragedy 10 years prior,

A tragedy which would later be rewritten as the tale “Little Red Riding Hood”.

The arrival of a stranger changes everything and Lily soon finds herself in a tangled web of love and fear while being pursued by a vicious Killer.’

Eventually the director wants to continue the story and development of the character Lily in a separate series where she becomes a werewolf hunter and we see her develop from a sheltered girl to a tough and strong woman.

Also, I am cast as the lead in a fan film series called “Streets of Rage: Defiance” as Blaze. It is about a young undercover ex police woman and her partner who fight crimes undercover. It is gonna be very gritty and rough. It’s gonna look really cool. So far, I shot about 31 projects. many of them in the leading role. The characters I played range from an Angel of Death (on vimeo), an underground boxer, a young woman battling depression etc. I get cast a lot for dark drama and action based films. That’s what I love most.

I’m very dedicated to my work, which is acting. So I send most of my time preparing for auditions, scripts and improving my skills like different accents, stage combat and voice training. I’ve been taking vocal lessons for years and have always been a fitness nerd smile emoticon I grew up playing volleyball in a team, kickboxing and all other kinds of fitness. Health and fitness is very important to me. I eat healthy and try to live a healthy lifestyle as well with yoga and meditation.

Do check out the DENISE WOELPERN OFFICIAL SITE for all the latest updates.

Cannes Film Festival 2016 Spotlight: Rising Starlet Hannah Barefoot


Behold the enticing actress/model/singer Hannah Barefoot who is primed to enrapture ardent hearts around the globe. Having emerged as one to watch at SXSW in 2014 in the drama “All The Wilderness”, she enchants once more as Amanda, the wife of an unstable cult leader in the sci-fi short film “Omniscient”. While he plans to mine his daughter’s telepathic ability in order to control humanity, Amanda puts everything on the line to stop his insane agenda. In 2016, she also pulled off a poignantly, emotional expanse as Marla Harrison, the distraught wife of a murder victim in the 2nd Season of “CSI: Cyber”. Additionally she’s nabbed a juicy role on “The Young and The Restless”. Showcasing her striking resonance as a dramatic performer, Hannah is undoubtably on the verge of prosperous accomplishments.

Here’s Hannah revealing more about her short “Omnicscient” and her must-watch upcoming projects:

I’m so excited to have ‘Omniscient’ premiering in Cannes this week, because I really believe in it as a story and in the people behind it. It’s a female directed, produced, and edited psychological thriller, with strong female protagonists. That’s not at all to discount the incredible contributions by the men on the project, including the writer, cinematographer, and actors, but I just think it’s a really exciting time to support and endorse women in film. So I’m doing just that!

I premiered last Friday as a recurring character on CBS’s ‘The Young and the Restless’. I play Fiona, a former model-turned cosmetics buyer who mires herself directly in the family drama. It’s great fun, and I’m loving the opportunity to play something of a villainess. Plus, it’s a treat to be on the Number 1 daytime drama and work with such pro’s, many of who have been on the show for thousands of episodes. It’s incredible.

I’m also working as a recurring character on a new Amazon Prime show, ‘Good Girls Revolt’. This show premieres online in October, and I am beyond excited about it. It’s a 1969 drama surrounding the women who research and write the articles at a weekly news magazine, and the men who get the credit for it. The Good Girls . . . Revolt! It’s sort of a ‘Mad Men’ meets ‘The Newsroom’.

And finally, I’m working on a feature that I’m not really allowed to talk about (unfortunately, because I’d love to). But I can say that I have a leading role in it and the story is deep, impactful, and hopefully very healing for a lot of people in our world.


From multi-platform entertainer to budding soap opera starlet, Hannah is making waves with infinite effervescence. Just like how she describes on her website, she does exude Movie Magic! Check out the HANNAH BAREFOOT OFFICIAL SITE for all the latest updates and a wealth of fascinating info.

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