Interviews: Actress Sara Catherine Bellamy Talks About The Supernatural Vengeance Thriller Cold Moon

A chilling tale of supernatural vengeance is out now with Cold Moon, co-written and directed by Griff Furst, in theaters and VOD from Uncork’d Entertainment. You can read our review for the film here.

In a sleepy southern town, the Larkin family suffers a terrible tragedy. Now the Larkin's are about to endure another: Traffic lights blink an eerie warning, a ghostly visage prowls in the streets, and graves erupt from the local cemetery in an implacable march of terror . . . And beneath the murky surface of the river, a shifting, almost human shape slowly takes form to seek a terrible vengeance.

Sara Catherine Bellamy got her big break when she was asked to play the victim Margaret Larkin in director Griff Furst’s Cold Moon.

TMS: Honestly, when you were approached to play ‘the dead girl’ in a movie, what was your first reaction?

SCB: I never thought about the actual dead girl, I just was grateful for the opportunity.

TMS: You probably have the most difficult role in the film. Where do you even start?

SCB: I do believe that every role was just as important as mine, but I do like to be challenged. This was my start is the way I look at it, and challenges always drive me. You have to, in a short amount of time, convince audiences to really like and feel for this girl too? That part was the easiest for me, the setting was familiar to me and very relatable to my life, being from the south and having a dad as a farmer in a very small town is my life back home.

TMS: Was your death scene grueling to film? How did you cope with that?

SCB: For a 16 year old, it was a little frightening thinking of a coffin and hearse. I wouldn’t say it was grueling. I just always put my mind on a movie situation, that it’s make believe. It was an imaginary state of mind. Being that we had to keep taking takes and there were cameras and lights everywhere kept it imaginary. I imagine it’s hard for family and friends to watch that moment? Yes, my family doesn’t like the fact that they’re going to have to look at me in that sense.

TMS: By the same token, how much ‘fun’ was it playing Margaret’s ‘other side’?

SCB: I thought it was so cool to be able to fly above everybody, I learned so much about how things are filmed to make it appear so real, especially when it comes to supernatural, Griff did such a great job with that.

TMS: What kind of direction did Griff Furst offer? Did he encourage you to improvise?

SCB: My role as the ghost, didn’t necessarily have lines so he was very direct with what the ghost needed to do, as young Margaret before her death, Griff would remind me, as he did in class to use my own personal experiences to bring out the character, we took a few extra takes when it came to the diction of the southern accent, because he really wanted me to emphasize the southern accent in this film.

TMS: How empowering was it playing that ‘other’ Margaret?

SCB: The thoughts of being the powerful one when it came to Nathan's mind, it gave me a sense of strength as Margaret.

TMS: If there’s one, what do you think the message of the movie is?

SCB: Always watch your back when you do wrong, it always comes back to haunt you. Karma’s a B**** LOL.

TMS: Finally, have you stopped going for bike rides by yourself?

SCB: I’m a chicken at heart regardless, and still being young I have a dog that does everything with me even if it means riding a bike, lol, being that I’m out in Los Angeles alone.