Canadian Vixen: Jenny Raven

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Canada’s most luscious talents are destined to be adored and the delectable Jenny Raven is soon to be enamored across film,television and the web. She can be seen alongside Juno Temple and Rhys Ifans in the indie dramedy “Len And Company” which premiered at TIFF this year. Still going strong on the festival circuit, the story centres on a successful music producer on a self-imposed exile. She also did a heist thriller called “Cold Deck”. The hottest news for Jenny is her upcoming role on the “Flatliners” reboot which will see her alongside original star Kiefer Sutherland as well as Nina Dobrev and Ellen Page.

The small screen has certainly been wondrous thanks to the ebullient Jenny. She guest-starred on “Private Eyes” as Kristy Greene-Garvey, the newly married cousin of Cindy Sampson’s character P.I. Angie Everett. Check out the episode here. As Kristy, Jenny is lovable and she glows in every scene. Enough reason to suggest our fondness for her is set to grow in the months ahead. Jenny also had a recurring role on the raunchy show “The Girlfriend Experience” as law associate Mary Lynn Rajskub’s assistant.

She’s appeared in some of my favourite shows including “Lost Girl”, “Warehouse 13” and “The Listener”. In “The Listener”, she played Raven Masters, a Master Chef taking part in a reality cooking competition that turns deathly. One of the contestants dies and Raven is of course fingered as a suspect seeing how she’s the new frontrunner to win. Of course, the murderer was someone else who was obsessed with her winning the whole thing. Why wouldn’t anyone be seeing how Jenny is blessed with such comely facets. Do take the time to watch Jenny in the web series “V Morgan Is Dead”. Office wear cannot mask just how delish she looks.

Fun fact: Jenny is actually fluent in Cantonese and grew up in Hong King. Seeing how I have a Cantonese heritage on account of my dad, i would love to get some lessons from Jenny someday. Meanwhile let’s start falling in love with the vivacious honey Miss Jenny Raven.

Bare Bones International Film Festival 2016 Spotlight: Screen Siren Irene Santiago

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The luminous Irene Santiago is an accomplished talent who is known for her artfulness at tackling diverse roles. She’s starring in “Providence” as Edith, a strong, self-reliant businesswoman who as she goes through life starts to develop a strained relationship with her daughter Rachel (Juli Tapken). It is screening at the Bare Bones International Film Fest, the perfect opportunity to witness Irene’s compelling appeal. Familial based movies such as “Providence” resonates deeply with me especially this month as my own mother lies in the ICU fighting to recover from a serious infection. Audiences will get a tear in their eyes when they take in Irene’s emotionally-driven performance that spans the journey of her character Edith from her 30s to her eventual affliction by stroke. Can this tragedy somehow rekindle the bonds between the estranged mother and daughter?

Kudos to Irene for immersing herself in one of the most demanding roles in an indie film which requires her to replicate the nuances of a stroke victim. Giving a most authentic portrayal of this debilitating condition which comes with its physically strenuous challenges, Irene should really be recognised with an industry award or two. It’s time the world unearth the jewels of independent cinema such as the gorgeous Irene Santiago who are pushing the envelope and capturing the essence of being a praiseworthy storyteller.