Film Tips: ‘Starry Eyes’ Directors Kevin Kolsch & Dennis Widmyer On Managing Your Budget

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Opening November 14 in select theaters, iTunes, and On Demand, Starry Eyes centers on  Sarah Walker (a perfectly unhinged Alexandra Essoe), a part-time waitress and struggling actress who lands the biggest audition of her lifetime. The project is for a horror film, and although she did receive a callback, Sarah must go through dangerous and morally questionable lengths to finally land the job.

Directors Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer have crafted an unnerving and viscerally thrilling look at the ravages of Hollywood. Nathaniel West’s Day of the Locust, David Lynch’s creepier than thou Mulholland Falls are all indirect influences to Starry Eyes, and credit goes to the filmmakers for giving their own spin on this woman’s descent into Tinseltown’s unforgiving netherworld.

In the following interview, Kolsch and Widmyer offer up salient directing advice.  “The first thing would be don’t wait,” said Widmyer, who has been collaborating with Kolsch for over 20 years.

For more info on the film, check out Starry Eyes, please go to its official Facebook page.

Greg Srisavasdi

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