Starry Eyes—from writing/directing duo Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer—flew completely under my radar, but now that it is gearing up for its SXSW debut, a teaser has been released and it’s quite intriguing, to say the least. The teaser itself doesn’t really tell you a whole lot, instead it offers 45 seconds of enough madness that it will have your skin crawling. The film takes a dark look at a young budding actress searching for her big break in Hollywood. But in order to get what she desires so very much, she’ll have to answer to a satanic cult who can grant her that wish… for a cost.
I’m sold on the teaser alone so hopefully the early word out of SXSW will be positive because this one looks pretty haunting. See for yourselves…
Starry Eyes tells the story of Sarah Walker, a determined and desperate actor who would do anything to land her first big role. Unfortunately this leaves her prey to a satanic cult who has been operating as Hollywood’s gatekeepers since the Golden Age. They have the power to make her a star, but it comes at a terrible price.
Alexandra Essoe, Amanda Fuller, Fabianne Therese, Noah Segan, Pat Healy and Shane Coffey all star.