Indie Sweetheart: Lara Jean Mummert

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Set to be a most likeable face on independent cinema, Lara Jean Mummert is instilling avid fandom for many a horror fan. She’s starring in the possession film “Anomaly” which has some of the best jump out of your seat moments ever seen. Hot on the heels of horror flicks such as “Conjuring 2”, “Anomaly” is another truly terrifying narrative of one family’s fight for survival amidst their biggest encounter with demonic forces. Having garnered the accolade of being one of the most popular trailers on IMDB, “Anomaly” sets the bar high when it comes to the scare factor and Lara is a must-see as the unfortunate maternal figure Paige Hagen under duress from supernatural threats. Lara is also getting rave reviews for her portrayal in “2 Jennifer” as the titular Jennifer who is tapped to star in the sequel to “To Jennifer”.

Here’s Lara revealing more about her role in “2 Jennifer” and some of her upcoming features:

“2 Jennifer” which was directed and written by the lovely Hunter Johnson, is an amazing horror film shot entirely on IPhone. I play the role of Jennifer, the actress Spencer and Mack hire for their film. Once hired some strange things start to occur and I face 2 choices, become the heroine or face a brutal death. The process in the making of this film was absolutely amazing. I had so much fun, and it was a definite joy working with everybody involved. I would definitely do it all over again.

As far as upcoming projects, I am actually partnering up with Hunter Johnson again and writer director Aaron Mento for a new horror/comedy called Ugly Sweater Party. I will also be playing Hannah one of the films Leads. I can not say too much about this film yet since we are still in beginning stages but I can say that the audience is in for a wild ride. The script is amazing!

I also have another film that is coming out soon called “An Unplanned Awakening”. Written and directed by James Maher. This is a short film, but one I am so proud of. You can classify this film as a psychological drama. Working with James was a blessing in disguise, he is a true artist and pushed me further as an actor than I knew I could go. I feel blessed to be playing the lead role of Carrie. I spent over 6 months with the director working and fine tuning my character. This film means alot to him and slowly it became my love as well.

I walked away from filming and could not believe it was over. Every time I am on camera I feel at peace, at home. I like being someone else more than being myself. I feel that I become wiser when putting myseld in circumstances I myself may never be in. To understand the pain that someone could be going through right now, or laughter of another is absolutely amazing. Acting I feel makes me more in tune with others and more understanding of what others could be going through. That is my reason for acting, to bring to life and share what others may not have the ability too. To give people the understanding of loss, love, joy, and make them feel that too. The audience should walk away better, more wiser than before, and feel as though they were with me in the process. To be free emotionally and just let go.

A natural on camera, Lara is steadily captivating us with every character embodiment and we can’t help but embrace her genial winsomeness.

Actress Spotlight: Brittany Belt

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Our love for dazzling faces such as the engagingly sweet Brittany Belt grows unabated this week. She can be seen in the ensemble film “Mother’s Day” as Beth Anne who might just be hanging with the character Bradley played by Jason Sudeikis. He’s a widower with two kids who might just have a thing for Jennifer Aniston’s divorcee mum of two. You could say he’s a thorn among the roses with the very lovely Brittany in the cast with Shay Mitchell, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Sarah Chalke, Britt Robertson and Jennifer of course. This will be a special and poignant film for me as my mum is still critically ill after her bout with pneumonia so I’m praying for her recovery so any motherly-themed is a must follow for me. Plus the fact that Brittany’s in it is so pleasing as memories of her unparalleled geniality when I first started connecting with her came flooding back. It’s auspicious that she mesmerised in her elegant navy blue dress at a recent red carpet premier of “Mother’s Day”.

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Reminiscing the words imparted to me by Brittany herself that ‘BRUNETTES HAVE MORE FUN!’ and noticing her most radiant of smiles, it does ring true that raven-haired beauties own a special place in our hearts. Whilst Brittany has delighted us on the small screen in shows such as “Switched At Birth”, “Parenthood” and Castle, her comely arrival in high profile films promises to thrust her into the spotlight.