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Multi-talented Actress Daniela Junko

Actress Daniela Junko
Actress Daniela Junko

A dynamic actress who’s starred in a wide range of films, Daniela Junko proves her range as an actress with each new role.

In the feature film Rough Mix, Daniela Junko stars in the dramatic role of Janelle, a rich and lonely pop star whose life is a sham. From the outside Janelle’s fans think she has it all– money, fame, beauty, and a seemingly happy marriage; but in reality the talented beauty is unimpressed by her own success. With a deep yearning for true love, the film follows Janelle into a dark despair exposing the pain and suffering that often accompanies life in the spotlight. Rough Mix, which is intended for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, shows Ms. Junko’s ability to tap into the deepest and darkest emotions with ease and realism. A surefire success, Rough Mix also stars award-winning actress Rebecca Lim who has received prestigious accolades including Actress of the Year from the 2010 Elle Awards, Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2010 Asian Television Awards, as well as three Star Awards for Top 10 Most Popular Female Artists, and others.

While Rough Mix displays Ms. Junko’s capacity for playing characters in the throws of overwhelming heartbreak, as you can see in the last scene of the film (included at the bottom of this article), Junko’s role as Jessica in the horrifying film The Incision shows her ability to portray pure evil as well.

“The movie is about organ trafficking, and Jessica is the bait. She’s a heartless woman who attracts the victims with her pretty smile, and flirtatious attitude,” explained actress Daniela Junko. “Further proving the true depths of her evil nature, audiences see in the end of the film how children are victimized as well, with Jessica being the one to drag them in.”

In the film Big Bash Junko stars as the female counterpart of a zombie obsessed couple whose dream of killing zombies finally comes true when two creepy brain-eating fiends appear outside their apartment window. Big Bash was one of the top 25 films chosen for the Cathay Motion Picture Awards 2012, an event to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the Cathay Organisation, Singapore’s leading luxury, lifestyle and entertainment group.

Not only is Ms. Junko a multi-talented actress, she is also technically a genius! With an IQ of 135, Daniela Junko’s intelligence level places her in the top one percent of the population. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for this hot young star as she has a huge career ahead of her!

 

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Maria Patricia to Star in New Film ‘Blood Punch’!

Actress Maria Patricia in "Fruit Punch"
Actress Maria Patricia in “Fruit Punch”

Actress Maria Patricia is slated to star in the new feature-length film Blood Punch scheduled to begin filming this October. Blood Punch is the follow up to the film Fruit Punch in which Maria Patricia stars in the quirky role of Sophie, the female counterpart of a fruit punch obsessed couple that decides to rob their neighbor of his back stock of fruit punch after suffering from a grave shortage of their own.

Written and directed by Eva Yirou He, the film Blood Punch was inspired by Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, and was created to commemorate the film’s 20-year anniversary. Blood Punch continues the story line of Fruit Punch, which begins after the couple gets home from robbing their neighbor of his fruit punch and discovers two highly dangerous and professional robbers have made them their new target.

Audiences get a chance to see Maria Patricia’s knack for the horror genre in the film Host House, which was written and directed by Lok Hwa. The film follows Marla, played by Maria Patricia, an unassuming young woman who books a room on an Air BnB-esque website while in town for a job interview. Unfortunately, Marla’s host turns out to be a psycho killer who’s out for blood turning Marla’s brief stay into a suspenseful fight for survival.

“Maria Patricia was unstoppable in the role of Marla. I was amazed by how well she brought the character I wrote to life, she was even better than I imagined,” said Host House director Lok Hwa.

Maria Patricia also starred in the film noir Avinyó 36, which was shot in Barcelona, Spain. Directed and produced by renowned Austrian artist Verena Grundhammer, Avinyó 36 follows Maria Patricia in the exciting role of Helga, a German native living in Francoist Spain during the 1950’s. Making her character even more dynamic, Helga is a single mother who provides for her three-year-old daughter by working as a professional hit-woman.

“When I arrived in Barcelona, I had not seen the script yet…. So I worked on building my character, Helga, around the clock. I spent hours discussing the role with the writer and director off set in order to bring their vision alive, and find my character’s motivations to be able to kill for a living,” said actress Maria Patricia.

“Apart from that I translated the whole script from Spanish to German on our off days because the writer only spoke Spanish, but my character and her child had a couple of scenes in German. So all in all it was a very busy shoot where I wore a lot of different hats.”

 Check out actress Maria Patricia in the trailer for Avinyó 36 below.

Keep Your Eyes Out for Canadian Actor Zack Peladeau!

Actor Zack Peladeau
Actor Zack Peladeau

At the young age of 21, Canadian actor Zack Peladeau, who began acting at the age of 16, has established quite a diverse portfolio of work in a short amount of time. In addition to playing leading roles in feature films and TV series’, he has been featured in numerous commercials and has also been known to perform his own stunts.

In one of his most recent projects, Peladeau stars in Guilty at 17, a Lifetime original film inspired by true events. The movie tells the story of Devon and Traci, two high school students who falsely accuse their teacher of sexual assault. When the teacher thereafter commits suicide, the girls are left to face the consequences of their lie.

Peladeau plays the role of Jay Allerson, Devon’s perhaps too-committed boyfriend. When the couple begins to fear that guilt-ridden Traci might confess, they plot to prevent her from revealing the truth, and decide that they are willing to go to any length to ensure that their secret remains safe. What remains is a suspenseful film that concludes with an ending featuring the wide range of emotion that Peladeau is able to portray in his characters.

In Guilty at 17, Peladeau works alongside actresses Erin Sanders, who stars as Traci, and Chloe Rose, who plays Devon. Sanders is widely known for her award-winning roles in Nickelodeon’s Zoey 101 and Big Time Rush. She has won six Young Artist Awards, as well has been nominated for several others for roles on the hit television dramas CSI: Miami, The Mentalist, and Mad Men. Rose is best known for her long-running role in the TV series Degrassi, as well as for her role in the ABC television series Rookie Blue.

Directed by Anthony Lefresne and written by Christine Conradt, David Decrane, and Doug Howell, Guilty at 17 aired this summer and received critical acclaim.

Peladeau is slated to star in the lead role of Bobby Browning in the upcoming film, Where Are You, Bobby Browning?, set to be released in 2015. In this production, directed by Marc A. Hutchins, the character Maddie Brooks returns to her hometown to find her high school sweetheart Bobby Browning, and perhaps find some meaning for her life.

Keep an eye out for Zack Peladeau as he continues to demonstrate his passion for acting and his talent both on screen and off.

 

 

 

 

Studly Star Sebastien Cipolla is More than Just Good Looks!

Actor Sebastien Cipolla
Actor Sebastien Cipolla

Well-versed in both drama and action, French actor Sebastien Cipolla was born with the kind of look and talent only stars are made of.

With an international look, a seductive French accent few can resist, and the kind of undeniable sex appeal that makes the hearts’ of girls around the world melt, Sebastien Cipolla has found great success as both an actor and a model in France, Australia, Canada and the United States. Cipolla’s good looks and charismatic disposition have made him the face of commercials for well-known brands like Oakley, Porsche, EA Sports Tiger Woods PDG Tour 14, Commonwealth Bank, Call of Duty, and many more.

While his natural aesthetic appeal has made him an easy cast for international advertisements, it’s his versatility as an actor that has landed him starring roles in films like The Heart of Mind, Lost Angels, What’s in the Case?, So, You Want to be a Gangster?, Curse of the Slender Man, To Dear Mary, and many more.

Originally from Lille, France, a metropolis just north of Paris, Sebastien Cipolla’s extensive training in martial arts and motorcycle acrobatics have given him an edge over the predominant pretty boy actors of Hollywood.

“I love the rush of doing motorcycle stunts in front of crowds, it’s the same feeling I get when I’m acting out a character on stage, it’s as if I am reborn from the adrenaline of the experience,” said Cipolla.

With a tenacious dedication to his craft that is apparent in all of his work, Cipolla has proven time and time again that when it comes to acting, he truly is the whole package.

“My aim is, and has always been, to push myself out of my comfort zone… As an actor, I tend to choose characters that I feel are as far away from myself as possible, that is where I experience the most growth,” said Cipolla.

 

One Busy Brazilian: Actress Marilia Colturato

While most of her peers were learning how to draw stick figures and overcome the challenges of potty training Brazilian actress Marilia Colturato was discovering her life’s passion in the world of acting. This incredible actress, whose name and reputation are known throughout Brazil, has amassed an impressive acting repertoire which has come to include renowned theater productions, award-winning films, and hit television shows from around the world. After moving to Hollywood in 2012, Colturato began working on several films including the crime drama Mao Winters P.I., the sci-fi flick Anton, as well as Jonestown, Nat, and Living in Berlinda.

Her most recent projects include C’est La Vie which was written and directed by Ari Aster, and The Expert which will be featured in the 48-Hour Film Festival. Colturato plays the challenging role of young Judy in Arthur Lang’s The Expert which was produced by Red Ahead Productions.

The film centers on the traumatic past of Judy, a young woman who is unable to cope with adulthood after being sexually abused in her youth. Colturato takes her craft to the next level in the film as audiences see her live out one of the most difficult experiences for any human being–– the ill-fated day when Judy’s innocence is lost forever.

“The whole process of shooting The Expert was very challenging, but the more difficult it is to tap into the character, the more satisfying the experience is for me overall,” said Colturato. “It was disturbing to play a girl who had been abused by a stranger–– trying to imagine what was happening in the girl’s mind during the act, and being in a position where you have no control over what is happening to you was overwhelming to say the least. ”

The next project on this extremely talented actress’s schedule is Alain Villeneuve’s upcoming horror film Purgatory which is scheduled to begin production later this year.

Colturato also appears in the series A Girls Guide to Blacking Out alongside actor Doug Haley who is known for his roles in True Blood, Good Luck Charlie, Abducted, Heroes, Justified, as well as others. Be sure to check out Colturato in this new hit comedy which follows a group of college friends as they attempt to help their socially awkward friend overcome her inhibitions by taking her on a 30-day party bender.

The Fabulous Nina Ljeti

Actress & Director Nina Ljeti
Actress & Director Nina Ljeti

Originally born in Bosnia, Nina Ljeti and her parents immigrated to Canada due to the war in the 1990s. Today Nina, who is in her early 20s, is a successful director, an acclaimed actress, and an incredible musician who has accomplished more in her short life than many ever will. Nina Ljeti’s film Memoria, which she directed and wrote the screenplay for, will be released early next year. The film came to fruition as a direct result of James Franco asking her to adapt a few of his short stories from his book Palo Alto, and the rest is history. Aside from Memoria, Ljeti and Franco have worked together extensively. Some of their collaborations include the films Child of God, Tar, The Letter, Rebel, and About Cherry, as well as the performance pieces Collage and BirdShit.

“Part of why I’m so passionate about film is that there is always room to learn more and to find different ways of expressing yourself. When you’re working with a team, you can use this to your advantage to grow as an artist. You learn from your peers and your collaborators. I constantly try to find new ways to tell a story. I’m always looking for truth in my work,” said Ljeti.

Taking a divergent stance from mainstream serial killer biopics, which more often than not vilify the subject, Nina’s film Jeffrey, a film about infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer,welcomes a more sympathetic heart in its audience.

Her love of grunge, and all that is dark, gritty and true is apparent in much of her work. In fact, she is slated to play the lead role of Kurt Cobain in an upcoming film entitled Kurt. “It’s a project that James (Franco) and I have been developing for a couple years. Nirvana is my favorite band of all time, so I’m very excited to be working on this piece,” said Ljeti.

While Nina is unquestionably a beautiful woman, her ability to completely abandon society’s gender roles is one feature that makes her such a unique and incredible talent. “I love playing male characters… It’s so much fun to get into the mind of someone that is so far away from you, personally. It makes it that much harder to find yourself within the character, but all the more satisfying when you do… For some reason, they come naturally to me,” said Ljeti.

Aside from her upcoming role as Kurt Cobain, Ljeti has played a long list of male characters. “I played James Dean in Rebel, Stanely Kowalski (from a Streetcar Named Desire) in Collage, Treplev (from The Seagull) in BirdShit… and I’ve modeled as a male many times for 7 For All Mankind,” said Ljeti.

In addition to her work as an actress and director, Ljeti is also the lead singer of the band Yeah, Well Whatever, a 90s inspired punk group comprised of four hot female rockers. A woman of many talents, Ljeti and her work serve as an inspiration to us all.

Nigerian Actor Ray Emodi Makes His Way In Hollywood

 

actor ray emodi
Actor Ray Emodi

From the sound of his voice you would never guess that the multi-talented actor Ray Emodi grew up in Nigeria. His ease with the American dialect is only one of his many talents, but it is a feature that makes him highly sought after in the United States film industry. While Ray’s work spans many genres, he excels at them all. 

His role as Parker Stone in the film You Don’t Say is one that puts his incredible comedic skills on display for the masses. A film which Ray also wrote and directed, You Don’t Say follows two stoned kids in the hood who, after failing to pay back a heavy-hitting drug dealer named Big Mac are given the option of dying for their debt, or taking on a day of errands on behalf of the ruthless dealer. They choose the errands obviously, and as a result they find themselves in a long list of unusual situations that lend for a great comedy.

Ray plays a much heavier role as the lead in God’s Own Villa, a film by award-winning director Omar Monge. Ray’s character, a depressed agoraphobic who spends most of his time alone in a dark apartment browsing the internet and making artsy scribbles on the walls, is coerced to leave his house after meeting a girl on the world wide web. Ray’s portrayal of the struggle one faces when dealing with a phobia most outsiders do not understand was so impeccable that the film was chosen as an Official Selection at the Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival. 

Ray is a highly skilled and well-trained performer whose ability to play a myriad of characters exists without limitation. In the action-packed thriller Lies Hidden in the Truth Ray plays Mr. K, a methodical leader of an assassin’s organization who gets the job done every time. The film, which was written and directed by famous Beverly Hills 90210 director Gilbert Shilton, is a masterpiece that pits action alongside mental manipulation and deceit. 

Ray has several upcoming films including Jake Armbruster’s film Animus, which will premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival in September. In the film Ray plays the leading role of Officer Wright, a godly man who is left questioning his faith and integrity after he has everything taken from him. 

One of America’s hottest new additions, Ray Emodi is a one-of-a-kind talent who has wowed audiences from both stage and screen, and shows no signs of stopping!