SXSW 2015 Spotlight: Indie Princess Bethany Orr

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The annual SXSW film fest is where stars are heralded and Bethany Orr exudes a compelling front the world will soon savor. Known for embodying fearless characters threading on the dark slice of life, she stars in the body-horror flick “Excess Flesh” making its world premiere at SXSW which will undeniably leave you hungry for more. As the oft-kilter compulsive obsessive Jill, her desire to be thin just like her hot room-mate Jennifer pushes her to the brink of psychosis. From the hypnotic yet creepy trailer (above), there’s elements of the ‘torture-porn’ genre I so adore and the Black-Swan like rivalry that’s irrationally absorbing to the mind. Darren Aronofsky and Eli Roth could well come knocking at her door! Bethany may have honed her comedic skills early on in her career but in the indie genre she’s brewing up some devilish macabre. Is envy the root of evil as the journey of Bethany’s character Jill on “Excess Flesh” is one of a descent into tragedy.

She also recently guest-starred on “Stalker” and was a vision of audaciousness despite the line of questioning by the tough Beth Davis (Maggie Q). This girl’s on fire and certainly no pushover very much in keeping with Bethany’s stamp on screen as a powerhouse. The captivators of the world are here and now with Bethany having the edgy allure that we as the audience find mesmerizing.

Do drop by the BETHANY ORR OFFICIAL SITE for all the latest updates and remember to connect with Bethany on Twitter ( @beloveorr ).

Sizzling Cutie: Tiffany DeMarco

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Horror Film Festivals have a habit of introducing delightful fresh faces and Tiffany DeMarco is primed for passionate ardor. Her path in the industry reminds me of the rise of Danielle Harris who got her big break in “Halloween”. Similarly on Oct 14 at ScreamFest LA, it’s the new horror flick “Parlor” which sees Tiffany as the lead could get her the requisite attention. While some may already be comparing “Parlor” with “Hostel” since it delves into the playbook of torture porn aka the well-known gorno genre, the directors have promised fascinating twists. Getting a tattoo is painful but “Parlor” takes it to whole different level of misery! Tickets are actually sold out so expect the buzz to descent big time this Tuesday in Los Angeles.

Here’s some tidbits by Tiffany of her time working on “Parlor”:

‘Parlor was amazing to work on. I worked with some of the most talented people I have ever met and spent 5 weeks shooting in Lithuania. It was the best experience of my life. The directors Kenny Gage and Devon Downs were professional and magnificent in what they did. They had no problem pulling a performance out of me with their insightful advice and knowledge of the craft. Robert Lasardo was absolutely brilliant and our scenes, I believe, were magic! Andrew Pagana, as one of the producers, was fantastic in problem solving and getting things done, a real honor to have worked with him. The cast and crew were phenomenal and I think this will definitely be a wild and crazy ride for our audience.’

Kudos to Tiffany for having graduated from Cal State Northridge with a degree in filmmaking and she’s already juggling duties as a writer/director. She has a few feature scripts in writing and is conjuring up some series ideas for the web. She’s currently editing them at the moment so hopefully they will be coming out soon for everyone to enjoy. Her other feature she participated and did stunts was for the movie “Raze” which is now on Showtime (also a horror/action movie). Tiffany also did an interesting short called “Soylent” (above) where she plays a hippie vegan of an ex whose idea of revenge is feeding her meat without her knowledge. Expect her to be part of even more intriguing projects as she blossoms on the independent scene.