Hollywood, CA, September 13, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Dawna Lee Heising of Eye on Entertainment and MoreHorror in Hollywood interviewed actress/producer/director Maria Olsen. Olsen is producing and appearing in the upcoming joint production from her company MOnsterworks66 and Seth Metoyer's Dismal Productions: "Squeal: Blood Harvest." Heising is playing the creepy granny character in the film.
Maria Olsen came to America in January, 2005 and hasn't had time to take a breath since she arrived. In eight short years she has performed in 15 stage plays (including one Off-Broadway), directed three plays, written and directed her own play and first feature film, shot at least 40 feature films, 70 shorts, 10 web series, 10 music videos and recorded five voiceover gigs.
Olsen has also won four awards for both acting and directing, had two short films appear at the 2009 Cannes Short Film Program and one at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. She also became a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild in March, 2009. To see the interview, please visit: http://youtu.be/EW_ag-_xBpg
Olsen is best known for her appearances as Mrs. Dodds/The Fury in Fox’s Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief -- directed by Chris Columbus and starring Pierce Brosnan and Uma Thurman -- and as one of the Paranormal Activity 3 witches.
Olsen’s features and shorts have also screened at international festivals, such as Sundance (Renegades), the Fangoria Weekend of Horrors (Justin Paul Ritter’s A Gothic Tale), HorrorFest (Patrick Horvath’s Die-ner (Get It?) - where she won Best Supporting Actress for her role as Rose the Waitress - and the International HBO Latino Film Festival (Sam Benavides’ Mansfield Path).
Other Olsen features, The Mudman and Blue Like the Morning, are currently collecting awards on the festival circuit, while The Haunting of Whaley House, Dragonquest, Die-ner (Get It?), Alone Together, Vile, DisOrientation, IJE: The Journey, Darkening Sky, Shellter, Embers of the Sky and Humanity’s End are now all available on either DVD or VOD. Olsen has also recently completed shooting on several other features, including Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem, Mark Edwin Robinson’s The Levenger Tapes, RD Shalit’s African Gothic, Justin Calen Chenn’s Folklore, Jason Bognacki’s Another, Carl Lindbergh’s Bunnyman 2, Claudia Damasceno’s Feed Me and Jose Figueroa’s San Francisco 2177.
Olsen’s future projects include Craig Ouellette’s road-trip horror Straight On Till Morning, as well as the gritty crime drama Cockroaches and the hilarious comedy The Natural Disaster.
Olsen gives thanks go to her amazing agents and managers, especially Bonnie Howard and Ileane Rusch, for wanting to represent her and doing it so well. Olsen also owns the ultra-cool production company Monsterworks66, producer of features, such as Brandon Scullion’s Live in Fear, Randal Kamradt Jr.’s Faraway, Eric Michael Kochmer’s Way Down In Chinatown, Bert Havird’s Reunion and Christopher Dye’s Something Sinister. Olsen’s roster of TV/web-series include Edward Payson’s Sunday Night Slaughters and Patrick Griffin’s Our Zombie Mother and the podcast/radio show Barry Morgan’s 1313 Blood Lane.