Must Watch Indie Darlings @ Burbank International Film Festival 2015


1. Kim Burns in “Painless”

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– On top of her amiable personality, Kim’s effervescent spirit ensures she’s a delight onscreen and she’s starring in “Painless” screening at this year’s Burbank International Film Fest.
– Here’s Kim giving us more details of her must-watch short:

We actually have lots of juicy news about Painless! It will screen at the Burbank International Film Festival where it is nominated for Best Dramatic Short, and my co-star (who also produced it with me and wrote it) Ketryn Porter and I are both nominated for Best Actress at the festival. We’re so excited!

It screened last week at InShort festival in London and the week before that at Hollyshorts Film Festival in Hollywood. A director there saw the film and offered me a role in her upcoming feature – so awesome! I’m about to head into a rehearsal for that as we speak…

Ketryn and I were also just in a Los Angeles 48 Hour Film Project film that is in the finals for that on Sunday. Painless also has a few more festivals coming down the tube that we will announce soon.

– If you’re looking for up and coming indie starlets, then make a beeline to watch Kim as she unequivocally could charm all of our socks off.

2. Kestrin Pantera in “Nothing Safer”


– Exuding the cool vibe that can often be felt at a iconic festival such as Burning Man, Kestrin is a multi-talented actress with an attractively vivacious soul.
– In the sci-fi short “Nothing Safer”, she plays a woman whose husband tries to keep her safe in an experimental panic room in the face of an imminent alien invasion.
– From an Asian perspective, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Kestrin is fluent in Mandarin and it adds another dimension to her many endearing facets.

3. Megan Lee Joy in “Shevenge”


– It’s easy to gravitate towards the women of the indie genre and Megan Lee Joy is deliciously wicked in “Shevenge” as the sexy Taylor who seeks revenge on her crappy boyfriend.
– “Shevenge” is the brainchild of Megan and kudos to her for concocting a tale of vengeance served with a darkly funny, feminine touch.
– Expect Megan to be the leading lady and creator of even more future projects that will not only titillate the senses but also be richly entertaining.

HollyShorts Film Festival 2015 Spotlight: Indie Princess Amy Reedy


Amy Reedy is the multi-talented charmer with the luminosity to rise as one of the movers and shakers of the indie genre. She’s the writer/director/leading lady of the entertaining short film “Girl In Her Twenties” and already she’s graced the red carpet at this year’s HollyShorts Film Fest from the first night. Fans can expect to catch her at the screening on Wednesday, August 19th, at the Chinese Theatre 6 in Hollywood and grab a chance to take photos as well as selfies with her I’m sure. The big news in 2015 is that Amy has been working with James Franco writing for his feature film “Don Quixote” and that would be a great thing to look forward to. This collaboration will no doubt be leaving a vivid impression in the industry and could indeed elevate her into the limelight.

Meanwhile, we can indulge in the magic of her storytelling through “Girl In Her Twenties” where she stars as Allison who seems overwhelmed with the complications that come with loving someone. She takes us on her sometimes quirky yet eye-opening journey of a woman from her early, mid to late twenties as she evolves in her search for the meaning of romance. While the recent film “The Age Of Adaline” thrusts the notion of passion seekers into the realm of fantasy, Amy’s character Allison faces problems much more grounded in reality which the authenticity of her portrayal conveys with affectionate fulfilment. She shines in the emotional arc of Allison, from wonderment through to the inevitable disappointments and complications in the game of love. Ladies and gentleman, Amy is establishing herself as one of the promising starlets on the independent scene.