Eps 12 – Athena Baumeister – Little Reaper – Seventy Nine

With two feature movies, multiple short films and commercials already behind her, young actress Athena Baumeister is on the path to achieving her goals, dreams and passions. A triple threat, in addition to acting, she writes, directs and sings. In a business where learning to deal with rejection is a big part of getting started, Athena is sharing how she handled the trials and triumphs of getting into the business at a very young age, landing leads early with talent, personality and intelligence.

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

Actress Athena Baumeister is the kind of talent that catches the audience’s attention immediately, directing her first short films at the age of 12 and landing leads in shorts and films by the time she graduates high school in films suchs as Little Reaper, Monster & Me and Seventy-Nine. A fan of Quentin Tarantino, Tim Burton and Alfred Hitchcock, Athena reveals her influences and future projects, even hinting that she is attracted to roles in upcoming horror films including the remake of The Birds. A multi-talented and incredibly smart young actress – graduating early from high school preparing for both a life in college and a career in film, Athena is well on her way to becoming a successful and resourceful talent in film.

You can find out more about Athena Baumeister and her films, Little Reaper and Seventy Nine, at these links:

Athena Baumeister: http://www.athenabaumeister.com/
Little Reaper: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d9JD3gvrTw
Seventy Nine: https://www.facebook.com/79themovie

Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from independent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.

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Doc Rotten

Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior. Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.

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