Dear Bianca, thank you for accepting our interview.
You’re quite welcome! Thank you for having me.
How did you get involved in acting?
I transitioned into acting from modeling. After I moved to Los Angeles, I started working on student films, doing background work for major television shows(According to Jim), and even some audience work for game shows and courtroom shows(Judge Judy and Judge Joe Brown). It really allowed me to understand how the technical side of the production worked.
From where did you start acting?
Well, my first big break was working with cult film maker, Ramzi Abed, in his film, The Devil’s Muse. I then worked with him again on In a Spiral State. I landed Albino Farm from have experience wearing prosthetic makeup appliances. (I had worn extensive appliances in the film Canes, but the scene I am in is barely shown in the film.) After Albino Farm, I was able to join the Screen Actors Guild, which is really important to serious actors.
Did you perform in any horror movies? Which ones?
Yes! Most of my resume is of horror films – Albino Farm, My Sucky Teen Romance, The Evil Inside, The Toy Box- those are just a few. As much as I love horror films, I would like to branch out and try new genres.
Are you working on any current projects?
Yes, I have two major feature length films in pre-production, but I am contractually bound to keep my mouth shut.
Playing Charlotte in my husband’s kinky short horror film, M is for Marriage, was a lot of fun. Anything that lets me play dress up or get into costume makes me happy. It is all about being in the moment and playing make believe.
What was your biggest achievement in the field of acting?
I haven’t had it yet, but having Albino Farm play on Showtime was really great. Also, winning the Golden Cobb Award for Best Rising B Actress was awesome.
What kind of roles do you prefer?
I prefer darker characters that have more to them than meets the eye. I like expressing the complexity of being human. I also like films set in a different time period because the costuming is interesting.
Which is your favorite film?
If I had to choose only one, it would be American Beauty.
Who is your favorite actor?
I love Nicole Kidman, Zach Galifianakis and Joaquin Phoenix.
Exorcism is the practice of evicting demons or other spiritual entities from a person or an area they are believed to have possessed. Depending on the spiritual beliefs of the exorcist, this may be done by causing the entity to swear an oath, performing an elaborate ritual, or simply by commanding it to depart in the name of a higher power. The practice is ancient and part of the belief system of many cultures and religions.
On the other side Demonic possession is not a valid psychiatric or medical diagnosis recognized by either the DSM-IV or the ICD-10. Those who profess a belief in demonic possession have sometimes ascribed to possession the symptoms associated with physical or mental illnesses, such as hysteria, mania, psychosis, Tourette’s syndrome, epilepsy, schizophrenia or dissociative identity disorder.
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Inside Shadows strives to take the genre back to its traditional roots of the ghost story. 2.5 years in the making, Chris Silver’s debut feature film was produced with just a few hundred pounds as everything else was donated, begged for or discreetly ‘borrowed’.
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“An original horror film that all ghost and horror movie enthusiasts must watch.”.
New update: “Bloody Bobby: The Fall Creek Valley Massacre” was shot over the course of 9 days!! The shoots in San Pedro, Topanga Canyon and Woodland Hills all fell into place.. and hopefully Bloddy Bobby will then be ready by Halloween 2014!
The horror thriller LOCKED IN A ROOM will play Thursday November 14, 2013 at 8pm in Canton Michigan at the Emagine Theater’s Fright Night event. Produced by At Risk Entertainment, the film was acquired for distribution by Beverly Hills based Echo Bridge Entertainment for North America, and MIG Film Group for a Germany, Switzerland, and Austria release in 2014. Fright Night is sponsored by Todd Brunswick and held on Thursday nights at the Emagine Theater in Canton and showcases on this special night for horror fans.
Do you think this video I legit? To me it seems quite realistic.
The video below is the actual footage of a ghost taken by a surveillance camera in a hospital.
The carnival session in Germany is also known as the ‘Fifth Season’ and begins on 11th November 2013 at 11:11am and continues for about three months before the Tolle Tage (Crazy Days) which climax on Rosenmontag, which is the 42nd day before Easter! After that, on Thursday, a huge party starts that is called Koln and ends on the following Tuesday with the Nubbelverbrennung (burning the spirit of carnival to atone for the sins committed during the carnival session).
Especially in the final week, when the street carnival has the city firmly in its grip, the German Carnival is in a league of its own. As stated earlier, the carnival begins at 11.11am on Women’s Day, the Thursday before Ash Wednesday.
Offices and businesses close, with hordes of people streaming into the old quarter and Südstadt from the early morning onwards. All day long it’s customary for ‘mad’ women to cut off men’s ties. Carnival Saturday is the day of the first processions through Cologne’s districts. The evening then brings the ghost parade (first introduced in 1991).
But the official highpoint of Cologne carnival is the Rose Monday procession – the excitement overflows and even the most straight-laced of locals get caught up in the spirit.
Millions will be on the streets dressed up in costumes, so be prepared and make sure that you wear the best horror costumes for the German Carnival. There are so many horror costumes that one may wear for this coming Carnival in Germany but we chose the best for you and featured on this page. Click the following link to choose perfect carnival costumes.
Tiring of gore horror and resisting the found footage format of most low budget films, director Chris Silver has created inside Shadows, which strives to take the genre back to its traditional roots of the ghost story. Two and a half years in the making and filmed predominantly in London, Chris’s debut feature was produced with just a few hundred pounds as everything else was donated, begged for or borrowed, making it perhaps one of the lowest budget feature films of all time.
“One of the main points of inside Shadows was to create a convincing, original film out of nothing – or rather whatever we had available to us,” Chris explains. “That is: to not let excuses get in our way, nor depend on money when there was none or dream of equipment which we couldn’t gain access to. Instead we were to pull together our resources, experiment and see what happened.”
“With inside Shadows,” Chris continues, “the cast and crew worked relentlessly hard for well over two years. They did so without complaint or pay and with absolutely no guarantee of any pay off, financial or otherwise. The reason they did it is because they love filmmaking and wanted to tell a story that would entertain, unsettle and challenge the audience.”
It seems to have worked. Now available to rent or buy through Vimeo On Demand, inside Shadows is already the 2nd most rated and reviewed film in their horror category, as well as in the top 5 of the drama section – despite only being released 4 weeks ago. No mean feat for an unknown director with a cast of new faces.
“From audience feedback it seems the major appeal is the substance of the film,” Chris continues. “As a fan of the genre myself I was getting wearisome of the same old formats being dished out by the studios, then being told it was the ‘major horror movie of the year.’ Surely it’s not for studios to declare this, but for audiences to do so over time, if the film stays with them? And I would say it’s been a few years since we had a real horror classic with some longevity to it because a good film, particularly a horror film because there’s so many of them, needs to do more than just tick the same stale boxes. It has to be about something or at least try to say something to the audience. Whether we achieved this or not is up to the viewers to decide, but at least we tried.”
Fans of inside Shadows appear to have noticed. One review called it a “tremendously ghoulish debut. Excellently shot, acted and edited…a nerve wrecking ghost story that harks back to the classic films of the horror genre” whilst others claim: “inside Shadows is so much more [than] a horror film…a gripping low budget debut that does not fall short.”
Chris concludes by saying that: “From my experience there are those who are in love with the idea of filmmaking – the glamour and excitement, lavish equipment, the aura associated with the whole scene – and then there are those who quite simply have a genuine love for making films: story tellers who get on and do the job. I’m proud to say with this project, my team fell into the latter. Our lead actress Sofia [Hagen] recently told one viewer: ‘due to a lack of budget and time we needed to resort to passion.’ I couldn’t have put it better myself.”
Chris, a recently published author and his girlfriend Sofia, a waitress-come-illustrator are excited to be settling in to their new home: a converted shop in North London. What the property lacks in space and modern décor, they feel it more than makes up for with its unusual layout and quirky appeal. Yet from the beginning there is a degree of uneasiness surrounding the house; a matter not helped when several mysteries unravel within the building and the relationships of all those connected to it begin to sour. Visits from the bizarre landlord leave more questions than answers and Chris begins to suspect that something from the past is clinging on in their new home. As the situation escalates he is forced to confront the landlord – a catalyst which brings all that move inside the shadows out into the light with harrowing consequences.
A labour of love for a small dedicated team of film makers, inside Shadows aims to prove that you do not need to spend millions on equipment and lots of special effects when you have an engaging story to tell and a few passionate people to help you tell it. The cast and crew for inside Shadows worked on the film, not only without salary and alongside full time jobs, but some with concussion, eye infections, fractured feet, broken bones and migraines…to name but a few afflictions suffered throughout the two year shoot!
- How much did inside Shadows really cost?
We can’t offer an exact amount but without crowd funding, financial aid or a grant and with the director earning less than 20K in his day job, it wasn’t an awful lot – there are plenty of people who’ll confirm that. We estimate about £600 was actually parted with and everything else was donated, loaned or borrowed. On top of this the cast and crew worked for 2.5 years without a salary. They will definitely confirm that! It really was mostly a case of hours, months and years of hard work & sweat.
- Is the house inside Shadows was filmed in haunted?
Whilst there were certainly lots of strange noises and goings on there, it was actually Chris’ first flat in London that was haunted and the occurrences were witnessed by at least three other people. They ranged from aggressive knocking upon doors to the sound of furniture moving in unattended parts of the flat. There were also several sightings of a man in dark robes. People claimed he was watching them from the corners of various rooms.
- Is inside Shadows an original film?
We like to think so. At just under 75 mins in length, the lack of budget made us stretch our initiative and creativity so corners were cut and unorthodox methods used. inside Shadows is unique for its lack of funds – and its rawness and originality are a result of that. Everything from the story to the sound design to the soundtrack was created from scratch, albeit unusual scratches at times!
M is for Marriage starrs Bianca Allaine Barnett and Michael Kyne. Stars scream queen Bianca Allaine Barnett, winner of the 2011 Golden Cob Award for Best Rising B-Movie Actress, lead villain from the film Albino Farm, and host of the popular review show Watch These Films (WTF) with Bianca Barnett. All of sets, props and web content from the short were custom made by Michael Kyne. The film premiered on the big screen on October 19 at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester, Virginia.