SXSW ’14: Ominous Teaser for “STARRY EYES”


This weekend, SXSW hosts the world premiere of Kevin Kolsch & Dennis Widmyer’s STARRY EYES, a film that casts the transformative quality of Hollywood in a frightening light. Such is very present in the brief, brooding teaser.

In STARRY EYES, “determined to make it as an actress in Hollywood Sarah Walker (Alexandra Essoe) spends her days working a dead-end job, enduring petty friendships and going on countless casting calls in hopes of catching her big break. After a series of strange auditions, Sarah lands the leading role in a new film from a mysterious production company.  But with this opportunity comes bizarre ramifications that will transform her both mentally and physically into something beautiful… and altogether terrifying.”

Deadline premiered the clip, which hint at the blood, sleaze and terror in store. For more, you can see our exclusive talk with directors Kolsch & Widmyer about the occult and body horror aspects of the film here. STARRY EYES premieres Saturday, March 8 at SXSW. Alex Essoe, Amanda Fuller, Pat Healy and Noah Segan star.


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