Wicked Horror "Another Great Film From Director, Dan Bush"
April 28, 2020
"April Billingsley (The Walking Dead) absolutely slays as lead character Sybil. Billingsley serves up a layered and dynamic performance that endears the audience to her almost instantly. She brings Sybil to life with a sense of fragility that suggests..."
"April Billingsley is The Dark Red’s not-so-secret weapon, giving an absolutely transfixing performance as (Sybil) a traumatized, unstable grieving mother." "There’s a real catharsis to how Sybil wields her physical, psychological, and psychic power."
In this episode writer/director Dan Bush (The Signal, The Vault) and actress April Billingsley call into the podcast. These two are chatting it up about their new flick The Dark Red, which is available right now on VOD.
"Billingsley, an alum of THE WALKING DEAD currently seen in THE OUTSIDER, is flat-out fantastic in THE DARK RED, showing incredible range, breaking your heart even as she gets your fist pumping in the air."
"This week regular guest Dan Bush joins his lead actor April Billingsley to discuss the perils of making their independent horror mystery, The Dark Red. You'll also hear a great conversation about the nuts and bolts of acting and directing."
"Billingsley’s Sybil is a highly sympathetic character. In fact, it will be hard for any audience members to disbelieve the passionate woman, as Billingsley delivers the role with the utmost of subtle finesse."
"Billingsley’s entire performance is noteworthy. Typically an actor would only have to play hysterically erratic and emotional, or kick-ass warrior, but she has to convey both within the same character, in the one film." "The Dark Red may just have birthed the next screen Sarah Connor..."
"The Dark Red is about blood, both literally and metaphorically: the kind that stops flowing with pregnancy; the kind that pours from wounds; the kind that transmits the legacy of mental illness (or of miraculous genetic mutations)..."
The Atlanta Journal Constitution Spotlights Fran Burst and The 12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle
March 21, 2017
“I realized if I didn’t make a feature now, I would never do it,” Burst-Terranella says of her new Georgia-made film, “The 12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle,” which will have its world premiere on March 27 at the historic Plaza Theatre. “I’d done literally more than 700 projects, but I’d never done a feature.”
Northside Neighbor Highlights The 12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle
March 15, 2017
Don’t be surprised if you see your favorite local bar or college in “The 12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle,” a comedy/drama starring April Billingsley making its world premiere later this month at the Atlanta Film Festival.