Sizzling Indie Starlets To Adore @ LA Film Festival 2016

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Alicia Vela-Bailey in “Lights Out”


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– Assuming the role of Diana, a terrifying spectre in the James Wan produced horror film “Lights Out”, she puts the fear in Sophie (Maria Bello), her daughter (Teresa Palmer) and her son Martin (Gabriel Bateman) wherever there is darkness.
– Maria Bello lauds Alicia as being sweet and good natured which as we know is very appealing to audiences. This gorgeous actress/stuntwoman who is doubling for Gal Gadot in the upcoming Wonder Woman film will soon find a plethora of devotees.
– Marvel Fans would already be in her corner as she had a recurring role as Alisha, the inhuman with the ability to create copies of herself in the hit series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”


Heather Matarazzo & Marem Hassler in “Girl Flu”


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– Heather Matarazzo is a legend in both indie comedy and indie horror with compelling turns in “Welcome To The Dollhouse” and “Hostel 2”. Marem Hassler came into our adoring view as Danielle, a party girl in “Layover” which dazzled at SIFF 2014.
– Heather stars as Lilli, a friend of the clueless Jenny (Katee Sackhoff) who is a single mum grappling with the intricacies of motherhood. Lilli gamely teaches Jenny’s daughter Bird (Jade Pettyjohn) about the use of a tampon in a memorable and funny scene from “Girl Flu”.
– Pleasing both on and off screen, Marem’s supporting role as Beth should add a fetching touch to what is an adorably enjoyable familial theme of “Girl Flu”.


Meadow Williams in “Officer Downe”


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– With a sold-out screening at this year’s Los Angeles Film Fest, “Officer Downe” is on course to be a huge hit and could well catapult Meadow William into worldwide adulation. She is after all starring alongside Kim Coates of “Sons of Anarchy” fame who is the titular bad-ass.
– Expect Meadow to be a visual pleasure as the Mother Supreme, who together with her gun-toting nuns are going to be quite a handful for our LAPD cop hero Officer Downe. This is a graphic novel adaptation so there’s going to be tons of stylised gore and psychedelic fun.
– Meadow is hands down a blonde bombshell to crave and proved she’s potently enticing in “The Harvest”, notably locking lips with none other than Michael Shannon.


Lorraine Stanley in “A Hundred Streets”


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– Having been compared favourably to Kathy Burke after her mesmerising performances in British cinema, Lorraine Stanley has embraced the mantle of character actress with dogged moxie and is also a soap star thanks to her appearance on “EastEnders” as Thelma Bragg.
– Appearing alongside Idris Elba and Gemma Arterton in the upcoming drama “A Hundred Streets” should signal that she’s establishing herself as a must-watch actress. Lorraine’s versatility and down-to-earth appeal speaks to audiences.
– You may have also seen her in the early feminist movement film “Suffragette” which starred Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter.


Rebecca Harris in “My First Kiss and the People Involved”


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– Rebecca Harris came into prominence this year with her recurring role on TV as Ledda Dobbs in “The Outsiders” as well as the short “Stay Awake” which premiered at Slam Dance as well as the Berlin Film Festival.
– Catch Rebecca in the psychological drama “My First Kiss and the People Involved” about a girl at a group home who shuns human contact but when her caregiver goes missing, her world will never be the same.
– With “Outsiders” already renewed for Season 2, her return as the caring Ledda will be much anticipated especially since she has such great chemistry with her TV family.


Jen Tullock in “Partners”


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– When one has a feature such as Jen Tullock’s “Partners” (co-written with Hannah Pearl Utt) having a premiere at Sundance, it’s indicative that the narrative is bound to captivate audiences. Likewise leading lady Jen has shown she’s a desirable entertainer.
– The comedic short “Partners” has Jen starring as Leigh, one-half of a lesbian couple whose sex life has waned and as a result their lovey-dovey relationship shows signs of strain. Many of us will relate to the authenticity of the thoroughly engaging Jen.
– She’s also bringing her comedic finesse to television with a guest-starring role on the HULU series “Casual” come June 7th.


Jennifer Lafleur in “No Light and No Land Anywhere”


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– “Lamb”, “6 Years”, “The Night Stalker”, “No Light and No Land Anywhere”. These are 4 films that has Jennifer Lafleur leaving her beguiling mark on and with all of them making their festival rounds, she’s surely the quintessential darling of indie movies.
– Jennifer is a scene stealer in the drama “Mad” as Connie, a woman who suffers from self-doubt and as a consequence is dismissive of her own mother’s adversity. When it comes to character-driven stories, Jennifer is the talent to bring it to wondrous fruition.
– She’s also guest-starred on several acclaimed shows such as “Billions”, “Major Crimes” and “Workaholics” so her many charms are extending to the small screen too.


Sarah Hagan in “Dogwalker”


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– In 2016, Sarah Hagan captivates us all in both a film and a short namely “Sun Choke and “Dogwalker”, the latter being more light-hearted fare as compared to the former. “Dogwalker” sees Sarah trying valiantly to transport a recently deceased pet dog to the vet.
– Her riveting embodiment of Janie, a woman recovering from a mental breakdown in “Sun Choke” is deserving of an award or two. It might have been her first horror film yet it’s a tour-de-force performance that’s one of the most memorably intriguing this year.
– Sarah’s done some genuinely challenging parts on the independent scene with such polish, it’s easy to see why she’s regarded as one of my indie film heroines.

Hotties On Film, DVD, TV & The Web – 4 Dec 2015

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Shalaina Castle in “Criminal Minds”


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– Shalaina guest-stars in this week’s thrilling episode of “Criminal Minds” entitled “Internal Affairs” as Sarah Miles, an undercover cover DEA Agent who ends up in the psychotic crosshairs of a serial killer with a nasty penchant for carving faces of his victims.
– She mines the emotional depth of her character Sarah with accomplished craft and will keep viewers on tether-hooks as her fate hangs in the balance.
– Notable for appearing in the Sundance hit “Adonis”, Shalaina can also be seen in the indie horror flick “Delirium” and her vivaciousness is a sight for adoring eyes.


Sasha Higgins in “The Badger Game”


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– We can’t get enough of actresses portraying women walking on the wild side and Sasha is riveting as the drug-addled stripper Jane in “The Badger Game”.
– Set to intrigue audiences, this beguiling brunette does tread the darkness in a complex role that blurs the line between what we know to be good and evil.
– Catch Sasha in the werewolf flick “Dark Moon Rising” set in a world where Lycans are seeking a special girl who holds the key to their survival and human enslavement.


Anne Leighton in “Grimm”


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– From “CSI:Cyber” to “Nashville”, Anne has consistently been an enchanter and in my opinion, she’s always been one of the sexiest women to have hit our screens.
– Recognition for her work should come in droves especially since this stunning redhead is guest-starring on the show “Grimm” in the episode ‘Wesen Nacht’ which from the teaser suggests a gigantic Wessen wrecking havoc!
– Many will love that she’s dazzling the indie genre too and she’s just as foxy on the web having sizzled as Sparky on the spy caper “Superseven”.


Audrey Moore in “Manhattan”


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– Audrey has the inviting face that’s tailor-made for period pieces and she’s wonderfully delightful in her recurring role as switchboard operator Francine in “Manhattan”.
– If you’re looking for the most authentic women on TV, then don’t miss out by watching Audrey in Season 2 who together with Olivia Williams as well as Rachel Brosnahan are a trio of women who represent natural beauty.
– She’s also such an adorable vision as Ms Fitz who often gets on the nerves of her students on the Nickelodeon series “Bella And The Bulldogs”.


Natalie Victoria in “Last Shift”


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– Natalie has the curves as well as drop-dead gorgeous sex appeal to go along with her impressive talents that has numerous relishable facets.
– It may be a supporting role for Natalie on the horror flick “Last Shift” yet she’s a sultry scene stealer as Marigold, the streetwalker who sheds more light about the a notorious case of grisly killings to police rookie Jessica Loren.
– Her masterful performance in the zombie comedy “Deadheads” showed her potential as a coveted new face and she’s been amassing adulation ever since.