We catch up with independent film actress Ayvianna Snow (White Colour Black, Black Lake, Barun Rai And The House On The Cliff, Hollow, The Lockdown Hauntings), as she continues to embrace her dark side with new film releases, including sci-fi film: LOLA.
You star in new film LOLA, in which two sisters create a time machine – if you had a time machine what era would you choose to visit and why?
I think I would visit the Roaring ’20s! I love the music and I adore flapper dresses!
As an actress in independent film, you mainly work in the horror genre; what do you like most about the genre?
I think it is such a versatile genre; I just shot a film with Michael Fausti exploring female emancipation in Nazi Germany; Hollow was a study of Alzheimer’s in an elderly lady; Flashpoint is a love story set in a post-apocalyptic world where governmental structures have broken down and vigilantism has taken over. All such different topics, but all explored through a horror lens. And horror has traditionally featured strong leading roles for women.
Is there anything specific that you do to get into character?
It depends on the role. Sometimes it might be a physical thing; a matter of holding myself differently; moving more rigidly or with more poise. Sometimes it’s a vocal thing; speaking in a different accent.
What are some of the challenges we might not be aware of when working in independent film and what are the benefits? Do you think working within the constraints of a lower budget leads to more creative & interesting output?
The challenges are manifold; you may not have the funds to hire the location you wanted so you have to make do with a different set, or you may have to shoot the whole film in two weeks instead of two months. But it definitely forces you to be resourceful and come up with creative solutions.
You were recently included on US Weekly’s Best Dressed List – how would you describe your personal style?
I am quite eclectic! I love long, silk dresses which feel classy and elegant, but then I also have crazy moments- I recently bought a pink, leather catsuit!
What are you currently working on?
I am filming a horror directed by French director Virgine Selavy whom I met through working on Orchestrator of Storms about the life of Jean Rollin. Video Shop Tales of Terror is out in January 2023.