By/Por Polo Munoz
Photographer Danny Acuna
Speaking with Actress/Director Isabel Cuevas can be an intense experience. Her focus and specificity keeps you enthralled. I wanted to hear more, just like seeing her on the screen, you want more.
“Cueva’s award-winning short ‘In the Name of Freedom’ is a tough, gritty, uncensored war film about peace. The story follows a female American soldier, Lisa Meyers (Cueva), who is captured in Iraq but saved by one of her captors.” After seeing the short film, I am hoping there will be a feature in the works. The story is unique, and again, the acting is superb. It is deserving of all the awards it has garnered. It will have a television premiere on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th at 8:00pm/11EST on the Shorts HD Channel as part of the short film program called “In the War Zone”.
Isabel is beautiful, funny, intense, and to the point. I have met Isabel several times at different events. She is one of those actresses that has charm and drive that few actors have. She understands the nuances of this business and the work that needs to be done to become a first rate actor.
Her star keeps rising and her work keeps coming. She just wrapped a role opposite Morgan Fairchild in “American Horror House,” for the SyFy Channel and she will star next month on the thriller “Devil’s Gate.” We will also get to see her comedic chops in another film “Father Eddie” directed by Chris Cashman. Her award winning first short film “In the Name of Freedom” has been a door opener to new opportunities such as the lead role “Rachel Willis” in the upcoming film “The Return to Dark Mesa.”
Cueva is part of a new generation in Hollywood. She understands the new challenges and opportunities. Being prepared for the opportunity seems to be her marching order, and it seems to be working.
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