Ayvianna Snow (White Colour Black, Black Lake, Barun Rai And The House On The Cliff, Hollow, The Lockdown Hauntings) continues to embrace her dark side with two exciting new film releases. She says, “I have always been drawn to the dark side; Sci-Fi and horror are such versatile genres; there really are no limits”.
LOLA, directed by Andrew Legge and also starring Emma Appleton and Stefanie Martini, is a sci-fi film set in 1941. Two sisters create a time machine, allowing them to explore the punk generation before it even existed. But with World War II escalating, they decide to use the machine as a weapon of intelligence, with world-altering consequences. Ayvianna plays the character Rebecca Cavendish who works as a reporter; she says, “I love that LOLA centres the relationship between two women and explores female solidarity in exceptional circumstances. I am thrilled to have worked with such an exciting creative team”.
LOLA was shot on location in Kildare, and Dublin features songs composed for the film by acclaimed singer/songwriter Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy. LOLA will premiere at the 75th anniversary of the Locarno Festival, followed by Edinburgh Film Festival in August, as well as a London screening at FrightFest on 27th August.
Ayvianna also brings her talents to Orchestrator of Storms, narrating a fascinating documentary about the life and work of Eurocult director Jean Rollin. The film recently premiered at Fantasia. From a struggling artist with an unconventional upbringing to the purveyor of New Wave surrealist fantastique via distinctive and unique films such as The Rape of The Vampire, The Iron Rose, Fascination, Lips of Blood and The Living Dead Girl. Sex and nudity, innocence and perversity, stunning visuals and rule-breaking became Rollin trademarks – and you’ll find out why in this provocative, moving and enlightening look at his myth and magic -as friends, critics and actors tell all. Orchestrator of Storms will screen at FrightFest, UK, on 26th August.
Ayvianna says: “As an actress who works mainly in the horror genre, I am thrilled to narrate Orchestrator of Storms, as Jean Rollin is, in many ways, the father of modern horror. His influence on horror has been so far-reaching.”