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Interview - ECHOES OF FEAR Star Trista Robinson

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Actress Trista Robinson on her new supernatural thriller.

Winner of the Best Supernatural Horror Feature award at this year's Shriekfest Horror Festival, co-directors Brian and Laurence Avenet-Bradley’s Echoes of Fear stars Trista Robinson as a young woman who begins to believe the house she inherited from her late grandfather is home to a malevolent presence.

As the film preps to embark on a North American theatrical release, Robinson tell us why she thinks the film is getting very favourable reviews as well as teasing an upcoming project with Linnea Quigley.

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Hi Trista, tell me about your beginnings. Where do you call home?

I am from New York. I moved around a bit and have lived all over upstate and the city.

And from an early age, had you wanted to be an actress?

I did my first play in middle school. The Wizard of Oz. I was a munchkin AND a flying monkey! That is when I knew.

Was there a particular role that really cemented your career – even in your eyes?

Well, I feel that Alisa in Echoes of Fear has certainly been incredibly rewarding! The feedback from audiences at festivals has been amazing and we are so humbled by it. The film has played at 14 festivals all over the world and has won six Best Feature awards. The film has been embraced in a way that I never could have imagined although I was always very proud of it.

Tell us how you came to be involved in Echoes of Fear?

Another filmmaker I work with, Mark Savage, first referred me to Brian and Lo to audition for their previous film, Malignant. I booked that role and luckily, they kept me in mind for Echoes of Fear.

And where does Alisa end and Trista begin? Or are you dissimilar in all ways?

We are very similar in that I think we are underestimated due to our subtlety. She is way braver than me ghost-wise though!!

The film is smart, unique and feels fresh. Was it important to you, as an actress, that Echoes of Fear not be your standard genre flick?

Thanks!! I certainly cannot take the credit for that. Wish I could. Brian and Laurence Avenet-Bradley co-directed. Brian wrote the script and Lo contributed major story elements. Laurence, whom we call Lo, shot it in such a unique and beautiful way! My real talent is teaming up with truly amazing artists. I could not be prouder to be a part of it, but as an actor I have so little control. I got lucky.

How do you think the filmmakers achieved that?

They took their time. This movie was not made in a week. We did not rush anything. We watched playback and collaborated and worked hard to craft something we were all proud of. These people, my friends, handcrafted this film. They are experts at what they do and their skills and artistry complement each other.

Were they open to suggestions? Keen to collaborate?

Yes! I may have already answered this, but I felt like an equal. They respected my contributions and welcomed my insights. 100 percent.

You’re making a movie with Linnea Quigley? What can you tell us about it?

Yes! Thanks for asking. Killer Babes and he Frightening Film Fiasco boasts an impressive roster of formidable horror talent. I could not be more excited to be a part of it. I play the main antagonist and a complete badass in the film! Can’t wait!

Echoes of Fear plays Dublin's IF Horrorthon October 25th. A list of North American screenings can be found at