Sunday: Movie with Shelton actress to be shown at film festival

Anna Lakomy is finalizing her short film on social issues involving women in the military.
Anna Lakomy is finalizing her short film on social issues involving women in the military.

Shelton actress Anna Lakomy will attend the 10th annual Big Apple Film Festival in New York City, where a comedic short film in which she appears will be shown.

The Big Apple Film Festival from Nov. 6 to 10 screens a variety of selected films from the New York City independent film community, as well as additional selections across the country and across the world.

The festival also includes interactive panel discussions, networking parties, and a closing night awards ceremony to recognize achievement in film-making, screen-writing and acting.

Lakomy has a supporting role in “Vamp,” which she worked on last year. The film will be shown Sunday, Nov. 10 and is about a slacker who believes he has witnessed a vampire attack and now is convinced his buddy’s girlfriend is the culprit.

It has been previously screened at the Coney Island Film Festival and the Pollygrind Film Festival in Las Vegas. Lakomy plays the news anchor that relates the breaking news throughout the short.

Producer of film: 'She had presence'

Joe DeAngelo, producer of “Vamp,” said of Lakomy: “From the moment Anna auditioned, I knew I wanted her in the film. She had presence and owned the room when she walked in. Her confidence made the audition perfect and made her quite memorable.”

About her performance, DeAngelo adds, “Anna gave us exactly what we needed in the news anchor role. She looked and delivered the ‘news’ in a professional manner and was subtly funny at the same time.”

Lakomy, who resides in Shelton with her family, attended the “Fame” performing arts high school in Manhattan and started to pursue acting professionally last year.

She worked on “Welcome to New York,” a film that starred Gerard Depardieu and Ronald Guttman.

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