Link Lens Magazine features Asta in her photo editorial shoot with Michael Andre Photography.
View the rest of the photos online here.
As THE SHADOW SCARF's leading lady and producer, Asta was honored to read this lovely piece by Patrick Bromley of F THIS MOVIE!
Here's a snippet:
"Everything about "The Shadow Scarf" is hypnotic, from the use of fog that rolls in and out to bookend the story (reminiscent of David Lynch in the best way) to the guitar and synth score by Grant Swift Glidden. The dialogue and delivery are stylized in such a way as to walk the line between reality and dreams. The characters do a great deal of talking, but rarely do they say what needs to be said -- namely, the truth. This is a story about what we conceal about the past, and how those secrets, like a fog, allow us to lie to ourselves and avoid facing who we really are."
Read the rest of the film review here.
Thanks to PhilaMOCA , Asta caught a very special double feature screening of Return to Nuke Em High Vol 1 And Return to Return to Nuke 'Em High AKA Volume 2 with a lively Philly audience. She enjoyed answering questions and meeting new and old fans alike--It was also her first time watching the films back to back!
THE SHADOW SCARF is an official Crown Selection in February's Queen Palm International Film Festival! Asta is honored to see the film she acted as well as produced receive such a recognition!
To see the rest of the selections check out the official QPIFF Page here.
EROS POINT started off 2019 being named as an official selection of the Dumbo Film Festival. Fresh off this news and their World premiere, the short has picked up awards and has started getting reviews!
Check out what critics think on the PRESS page.
"After years of post-production, premiere screenings and promotions, Troma’s popular streaming service Troma Now is exclusively releasing the long awaited, critically acclaimed conclusion to the ‘Return to Nuke ‘Em High’ saga for rental and purchase on Christmas Eve, for $4.99 and $13.99, respectively. ‘Vol. 2’ is also playing in select U.S theaters now!"
EROS POINT was selected as a December Crown Selection at the Queen Palm International Film Festival! In addition, Asta Paredes was recognized with a nomination for a BEST ACTRESS award for her performance as 'Sarah'. She is honored to have been selected among such talented performers at this fest.
Asta Paredes attended the 16th Annual New York City Horror Film Festival at Cinépolis. There she met with filmmakers from around the world and celebrated all things horror cinema. She was especially ecstatic to meet horror legend Tony Todd, who was being honored with a Lifetime Achievement award at the fest. This was all leading up to the World Premiere of EROS POINT, for which she stars as well as worked as producer, on Sunday December 2nd. The Cast & Crew attended and were received warmly by a packed audience. Asta looks forward to sharing this film at more festivals in the future.
Reviews are up for soon to be released short film: THE SHADOW SCARF!
Check them out on the "press" page here.
Sunday October 21, 2018 THE SHADOW SCARF had its festival premiere at the Great Western Catskills International Film Festival. Writer/Director/Actor Clay von Carlowitz attended the screening with Actress/Producer Asta Paredes at Wayside Cider. Following the screening they held a Q&A talking the beautiful chaos of indie filmmaking for their film which was made on premises of Videology Bar & Cinema. The pair enjoyed the weekend as guests of the festival to watch various indie films from around the world picked by Festival Director Lisa Wisely and Festival Programmer James Felix McKenney.
Asta is honored to be part of Day 4 of Trainwreck'd Society's Month of Horror Showcase of Interviews. Learn a little bit more about her performance beginnings, time with TROMA, as well as recent work on Eros Point, The Shadow Scarf, The Creeper's Curse & more.
Check out the interview here!
Abandoned House Productions short film, ‘The Shadow Scarf’, will be having its Festival Premiere at the first ever Great Western Catskills International Film Festival. Asta Paredes stars alongside Clay von Carlowitz in this suspenseful film. This will also mark the World and NY State premiere of ‘The Shadow Scarf’ to play in the town of Andes, New York, the weekend of October 19-21. The GWCIFF mission is to make a showcase for “the best in independent film from all over the world” tucked in the gorgeous landscape of the Catskills.
Official screening information & full lineup will be made available on the GWCIFF website soon.
Artwork by Richard Smykowski of Smyko Design
On a special episode of Cold Read Podcast-- Asta Paredes is presented with Threesome: The Musical , written by Ricky Ryan, (starts at 9:18) which is the hilarious story of a young couple exploring the ins & outs of a new sexual experience, guided by the power of song. Silent Treatment (24:20), Grades (35:40), Best Actor (45:07), Acceptance Speech (46:29). Listen in as the crew comes up with the tunes on the spot!
Listen on Spotify here.
Season 3 Episode 4 "A Walking Shadow" of SHADES OF BLUE
was Asta's Co-star debut (aired on July 8, 2018) She appeared as Captain Pines' Assistant on the show. She couldn't be more excited to add this police drama credit to her resume!
"Sarah is a hard role to tackle because of how much depended on not saying much. Asta has such an expressive face, so I knew she’d provide some really beautiful shades in Sarah’s character. We’ve known each other for a number of years. I’ve always admired her tenacity and warmth. She and I worked together to develop Sarah into this strong, powerful being." Kind words from Director McKegg Collins on their work together in EROS POINT.
Learn more about the project in an exclusive interview with Villain Media here.
Learn more about the project in an exclusive interview with Villain Media here.
That's a wrap! Asta has had a hell of a time starring as 'Gwen' in comedy short THE CREEPER'S CURSE. Synopsis: "Handsy and ill-mannered chef, Roger, arrives at work on New Year’s day bearing a massive hangover. Coworkers Gwen and Marc realize that their colleague has been placed under a peculiar curse and begin working together together to break this most unusual spell. Together, the trio hysterically wrestle with what appears to be a demonic force inside of Roger, and comically keep it under wraps from their agitated boss. The Creeper’s Curse puts a comedic and fantastical twist on what could happen to a sleazy and ignorant male." via official site for the production which you can learn more about here.
Check out the latest national commercial for Home Depot featuring Asta. It's recently hit the airwaves! It's playing now on all major networks and online here.
That's a Wrap on EROS POINT! Directed and written by McKegg Collins, this production is a joint one combining efforts between Asta's production company ABANDONED HOUSE PRODUCTIONS and fellow Brooklyn based company FITCH FORT FILMS. Asta is starring alongside frequent collaborator/husband Clay von Carlowitz in this tense nature drama and also wrote an original song along with Zachary Lapierre for the film.
Asta Paredes attended the LA Premiere of "Return to Return to Nuke 'Em High AKA Vol 2" , the conclusion to the well received "Return to Nuke 'Em High Volume 1". There she met with Troma alum and fans for a fun night celebrating the epic series inspired by the original "Class of Nuke 'Em High". The film will continue screenings theatrically with a Blu-Ray/ VOD release set for later this year.
The new Year is here and it's time to check in. Asta is eager to work on lined up acting projects for the year but she's also re-entering the blog realm. To start she guest blogged on CHEAP COURAGE to talk candidly about her experience with self care. Read the guest post ARE YOU FLINCH TOLERANT? WHY YOU NEED TO BURN TO HEAL
Asta had the pleasure of working with Filmmaker/Photographer Alan J. Carmona on a very cinematic hassleblad portrait shoot. This image was featured and published on Dark Beauty Magazine...and the publish date was on her birthday!
Asta attended NUKE EM HIGH DAY on Saturday July 15, 2017. A Day set up by the MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE celebrating the "Class of Nuke Em High" Franchise with a triple feature marathon. It all culminated into the NY Premiere of "Return to Return to Nuke 'Em High AKA Vol 2". Following the premiere Asta joined co-stars Catherine Corcoran & Zac Amico, writer Travis Campbell and the legendary auteur Lloyd Kaufman for a Q & A panel moderated by John Brennan.
The official one sheet for THE SHADOW SCARF has been revealed!
Artwork by Richard Smykowski of SMYKO DESIGN
The trailer for THE SHADOW SCARF is out!
View on Vimeo here.
Asta just wrapped her first co-star episodic booking. (Yay!) Fresh off of the Jennifer Lopez led police drama: SHADES OF BLUE, she makes an appearance as Captain Pines' assistant. You can catch Asta in Season 3 Episode 4.
Stay tuned for airdates!
Promotion for Asta's directorial debut has begun following a successful first preview screening at Videology Bar & Cinema as well as being an Honorable Mention award winner at the Women's Only Entertainment Film Festival.
The Slightest Touch is a frenetic psychodrama about a day in the life of a woman battling with PTSD.
Check out these pieces:
Villain Media: Director Asta Paredes talks THE SLIGHTEST TOUCH
Villain Media: Actress Angela Carbone talks THE SLIGHTEST TOUCH
Review Fix Exclusive: Asta Paredes and Clay Von Carlowitz Talk The Slightest Touch And More
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