Indie Darling: Joy Darash

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There’s nothing better than featuring the beautiful faces shining in indie films and Joy Darash has a classy, bubbly appeal that we can’t get enough of in that very cherished genre. She’s starring in “Hunky Dory” which is premiering at a number of film festivals including the Cleveland International Film Fest on April 1st and the Atlanta Film Fest come April 9th. You can say April is the preeminent month when it comes to the festival circuit with at least 10 major ones taking centerstage just in the US and thanks to Joy, we’ll be enamoured all month long. Spot her as the character Victoria with choice words for the protagonist Sidney (Tomas Pais), an unthriving glam rock singer in the trailer (above) of “Hunky Dory”. It will be interesting how she affects him considering he’s already reeling from unexpectedly being saddled with his 11-year-old son for the week.


On the small screen, Joy has guest-starred in “Rizzoli & Isles” as a jogger who is murdered and apparently had her child kidnapped. With the news that “Gilmore Girls” is set for a revival, it would be apt to mentioned that Joy appeared in an episode of the evergreen and popular series alongside leading ladies Lauren Graham/Alexis Bledel. Joy herself has the adore-worthy doe-eyed verve comparable to say Kate Mara. I will hope to take up her offer for a coffee meetup sometime in the near future and will be interested to know more about her as well as her burgeoning career. Meanwhile make sure to catch Joy dazzle in “Hunky Dory”.

ShriekFest 2015 Spotlight: Sizzling Cutie Alice Kremelberg


It’s a joy to see fresh faces at premier horror festivals and the striking Alice Kremelberg ensures viewers are in for a treat. At ShriekFest, catch her in the short film “Sweet Hollow” as Emily, a woman who encounters a handsome samaritan when her car breaks down and soon realises the help could be a threat. In under 11 mins, she will have us on the edge of our seats as we follow her predicament and who doesn’t love to root for damsels in a spot of bother! Alice does have shades of Amanda Seyfried and Alicia Silverstone I must say, a heady mix of sultriness and engaging appeal.

Alice has also been a fixture on our TV screens having had roles on “Blue Bloods”, “Nurse Jackie”, “The Big C” and most notably on “Fringe”. She played a teenage girl who lapsed into a coma and had been pronounced dead, only to be resurrected by a malevolent force. If you love Elizabeth Olsen in “Martha Marcy May Marlene” then make sure to watch Alice in “Doomsday”, an episodic dramatic series that delves into the lives of members of a cult awaiting the End Of Days. In the role of the reclusive yet tormented Sorrel, Alice has been complimented for being ethereal by director Sonja O’Hara who herself is one talented lady. Just as Sonja has a great eye for stirring actresses likewise viewers should be in a tizzy and start showing affection for the captivating Alice.