A Conversation With Multi-Talented Singer and Actress Elly Stefanko
Multi-talented singer/songwriter Elly Stefanko is making her mark in the music world. A true, natural singer since the age of eight, she’s been working hard performing in theater and releasing her own music without the need of auto-tuning or robotic accents.
Elly’s also begun to forge her own path as an actress as well and if the results of her first endeavor are any indication, the future looks bright indeed.
Elly’s first major film role is “HUFF“, a twisted take on the story of “The Three Little Pigs” and a film that’s already generating a lot of buzz at festival screenings throughout the US prior to its official release this fall.
In “HUFF“, Elly plays the role of Shay, the youngest of three step-daughters who must escape the wrath of their brutal stepfather, HUFF (Charlie O’Connell) when one of his drug deals goes awry. The film also stars scream queen Elina Madison as the matriarch, Lorelei and Marie Bollinger (Pelt) and Jenna Stone (A Haunting in Salem) as Shay’s sisters Brixi and Styx respectively.
Elly recently attended The Texas Frightmare Convention along with the rest of the cast and crew to view the completed film for the very first time.
With her first film now under her belt, Elly has begun work on a brand new blues-inspired album of original music.
I had the opportunity to speak with Elly and get her thoughts on “HUFF” as well as her music career.
gJg: What was your experience like seeing “HUFF” for the first time?
ES: It was very cool! I remember feeling nervous right before the screening because I hadn’t seen it and no one else was really talking about it. But, having now seen it freshly for the very first time, it’s awesome! I love scary movies and the fact that this is a thriller on top of it makes it even more appealing!
There were a few moments during the film where I originally questioned what audiences might think of some of the biblical elements. It was a big risk to take but Cort Howell (Writer, Producer) took a leap of faith and it really turned out amazing!
gJg: When is “HUFF” going to be released?
ES: We’re all hearing September and I’m looking forward to it.Continued on the next page