Screen Sirens To Crave @ CIFF 2015


1. Beth Grant in “The Bridge Partner”

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– Beth has appeared as some of the most fascinating women on screen, most recently on TV as the often morose nurse Beverly on “The Mindy Project” and she’s magic at making us laugh.
– In her short film “The Bridge Partner” however, she threads the darker side as Mattie Whalen, a woman who unwittingly overhears (or so she thinks) a death threat from a new acquaintance at a weekly bridge game.
– If you think Southern women are sexy than Beth has the distinctive Southern accent that’s so lovable very much in keeping with her sunny personality. She’s a woman with exceptional range and engaging warmth, a charming combo indeed!

2. Ylfa Edelstein in “The Hyperglot”


– Having appeared on “The Knick” alongside Clive Owen” and “The Blacklist” with James Spader, television is the very medium fueling the emergence of the delightful Ylfa.
– Catch her in “The Hyperglot” which is about a man who is an excellent communicator but when it comes to conversing with women, he’s a failure. With her ravishing features, we all should be tongue-tied yet it’s Ylfa’s glow that’s drawing us back for more.
– Her upcoming feature is called “A Reykjav√≠k Porno” which must surely pique avid interest in the always luscious Ylfa.

3. Rachel McKeon in “Homemakers”


– There’s always a generation of indie actresses who can put a spell on us and Rachel is definitely one that’s making us swoon in more ways than one.
– She’s been described as compelling, delivering facets of the characters she plays in atypical fashion and showcasing her opulence as a performer.
– In “Homemakers”, Rachel is a revelation as Irene, the brash leading lady who might be a hot mess but she has a complexity that’s translated on screen with such spunky affectation.

4. Chelsea Rendon in “Ni-Ni”

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– She’s already worked with Kevin Costner in “McFarland USA”, appearing as Sonia Rosaldo who befriends Julie White, Kevin’s daughter in the film when they settle down in McFarland, California, a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood
– With her undeniably exuberant spirit, Chelsea can mesmerize us with ease as will her versatility as a blossoming starlet.
– Don’t miss her vivid performance in “Ni-Ni” as Laura, the girl with her heart focused on helping the boy she once loved who might jus be stumbling back to his old, crime-laden ways.

Screen Hotties To Crave at SXSW 2015 – Part 2


1. Whitney Able in “Ava’s Possessions”


– One of the most enticing actresses of her generation and the inspiration of why I started this blog, Whitney is strikingly spellbinding every time she graces the screen.
– If you’re smitten by her sexy turn in “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane” as well as her memorable role in “Monsters”, catch her returning to captivating form in the demon-themed thrller “Ava’s Possessions” alongside Louisa Krause.
– In her upcoming film “Dark”, she plays Kate, a model whose deepest fears are realized in the depths of darkness and if there’s an indie darling to covet at film festivals it would be the always delectable Whitney!

2. Jennifer Prediger in “Uncle Kent 2″


– Jennifer is garnering adulation as one-half of an offbeat couple with Jess Weixler in the must-see “Apartment Troubles” as they explore their successes, the unpredictable world of art and a brimming romance…:)
– She channels the indie spirit in such a fascinating way and will reprise her role in “Uncle Kent 2″ which is the sequel to the film which sparked her transition into the indie scene. She did draw comparisons to Greta Gerwig for portraying the cute Kate, the online friend who is quite the enigma.
– Singer/Songwriter Lisa Loeb made eyewear a fashion statement and Jennifer may just get the same publicity seeing how her glasses is very much part of her beatnik attractiveness.

3. Jessica Pimentel in “The Grief Of Others”

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– Having already caught the world’s attention with her multi-layered performances on “Orange Is The New Black”, she’s already a force to be reckoned with in “Person Of Interest” as Dominic’s primo heavy Floyd.
– One of the coolest personalities that I’ve been blessed to be in contact with, Jessica imbues a genuine gravitas to every role she’s essayed, a sign that she’s a star in the making. Don’t miss her cameo in “The Grief Of Others” which is based on a best-selling book.
– She’s proof that dedication as well as the tenets of never giving up is the path to success seeing how she’s won a SAG award and there’s no doubt Jessica will leave us enthused for years to come.

4. Sonja O’ Hara in “Creative Control”


– Hailing from Nova Scotia which has seen the likes of Ellen Page enchant the planet, Sonja herself is indelibly engaging and one of the brightest creative sparks.
– Be sure to catch her as a spunky yogi in her upcoming feature Creative Control” (directed by Benjamin Dickinson) which is having it’s world debut.
– In her film “Ovum” where she plays a bisexual actress who makes a lot of questionable decisions, she’s going to enthrall your mind and put the audience in a mesmerizing spin.

5. Josephine Decker in “Funny Bunny”


– She’s already been lauded for possessing the art of mystifying viewers having directed the surrealistic features “Thou Wast Mild and Lovely” and “Butter On The Latch”.
– Josephine is a fav at SXSW seeing how she concocts visceral work that is full of compelling tones and she can be seen in the comedy “Funny Bunny”, a tale of 2 men in love with the same woman.
– In the vein of film-makers such as David Lynch, she is bathing in the glory of her distinctive storytelling and we’ll be right by her side for more.