ASBURY PARK, NJ -- Heather Brittain O’Scanlon spoke to TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur, about her latest film, which premiered at this year’s Garden State Film Festival. O’Scanlon is the leading actress and co-producer of “Victim No. 6,” the latest production from SOS Productions.

In the film, a woman meets a random person at a New York bar, and takes him home, despite knowing there is a serial killer on the loose. “It’s set in 1975,” said Brittain O’Scanlon. “It was a time in New York when women were afraid to walk home alone at night.” The film was written and directed by Nancy Menagh, and Brittain O’Scanlon produced the movie alongside Menagh. “We’re very proud of how it came out,” she said.

Brittain O’Scanlon is married to Declan O’Scanlon, state senator from New Jersey’s 13th legislative district. O’Scanlon was the Spirit of New Jersey honoree at this year’s festival. The senator is very supportive of Brittain O’Scanlon’s acting career. “It’s a great movie. All my wife’s movies are great.” said O’Scanlon. “It’s a little scary, actually. I now sleep with one eye open,” he joked. 

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Brittain O’Scanlon is also the vice chair of the Garden State Film Festival, and was heavily involved in the planning of the festival in Asbury Park. Due to the pandemic, the festival had to be a hybrid event this year, meaning that the event was partially held online and partially in-person. “We weren’t sure what this was going to look like, but we were excited to give it a try,” she said. “It was intimate in the sense that our gatherings were smaller due to capacity restrictions. The people that showed up were really happy to be here.”

Next year, the Garden State Film Festival will be celebrating its 20th anniversary. Brittain O’Scanlon spoke about what the festival has planned for 2022. “COVID will hopefully be a distant memory, and we’re going to blow the roof off of Asbury Park,” she said. “We've got some good things planned.” 


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