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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Debbie Rochon To Be Honored With Ingrid Pitt Award: January 12, 2013: Cella Art Gallery In North Hollywood, CA


The talented Debbie Rochon

DEBBIE ROCHON
to be honored with the:
 1st INGRID PITT
MEMORIAL AWARD 
 "Recognizing Excellence 
and
 Perseverance
 in the Horror Genre!"

Presentation will commence on:
 Saturday, January 12, 2013 
 Cella Art Gallery
1135 Weddinton Street 
Suite 112, North Hollywood, CA 91601 

Ingrid Pitt's
Queen Of Horror Festival 2012
October 26-28, Hastings, UK
     January 9, 2013, Los Angeles, California-  The very first Ingrid Pitt Memorial Award represents a tip of the hat to a horror star- and its recipient is Debbie Rochon.  Much like Pitt in the 1970's with films "Countess Dracula" and "The Vampire Lovers," the award acknowledges a person that has supported the horror genre and embraced it overcoming many obstacles, breaking barriers and being a leader in its industry.
    Ingrid Pitt starred in over thirty films. She co-starred with Sir Christopher Lee in the cult original "The Wicker Man" (1973) and "The House that Dripped Blood" (1970). She also starred in Hammer's "Countess Dracula" and, with Horror legend Peter Cushing, in Hammer's "The Vampire Lovers."  She passed away too soon in 2011. The Ingrid Pitt Memorial Award is presented in conjunction with The Estate of Ingrid Pitt, filmmaker, producer Kevin Sean Michaels and the charming event coordinator Stacy "Pippi" Hammon.
Captivating publicity shot featuring Ingrid Pitt 
 VAMPIRE LOVERS
       Currently, a long-form documentary film about Ingrid Pitt's life and career is being produced by Michaels ("Vampira; The Movie," "The Wild World of Ted V. Mikels"), which will be a combination of live action and animation with contributions from student animators and renowned professional animators all over world. It will be released in installments. The first installment was called, "Ingrid Pitt: Beyond The Forest," animated by 10-year-old Perry S. Chen, with storyboards by two-time Academy Award nominee Bill Plympton. The short film qualified for an Academy Award nomination last year in its long-list.

(Circa 2009) Producer Kevin Shawn Michaels with
the late Forrest J. Ackerman, editor of FAMOUS MONSTERS
       Last October, a film festival in the Old Town Quarter of Hastings, England, UK in memory of Pitt was organized by Ingrid's husband Tony Rudlin, and The Official Ingrid Pitt Fan Club. It was also the official launch of Ingrid's novel 

“Dracula Who...?”, published by Avalard. A "Queen of Horror" was announced, Sarah Bones, who will be the ambassador and host for future events, including an event in the spring in New York. The Ingrid Pitt Memorial is in the series of such tributes.
    "I spent five years with Ingrid herself discussing her life's work and legacy. She was an actor's actor." said Mr. Michaels. "That meant the most to her. She always felt that her work in genre films was not highlighted enough. She wanted to be remembered as an artist. It's all about taking risks and new ground. This award honors that memory and its spirit."
The sultry Debbie Rochon    

"We are presenting to a horror star, as Ingrid was, to celebrate women in the horror movie genre, keep her memory in our hearts, and to aid further projects to come that have that same energy and positivity," Mr. Michaels added.
 Debbie is a veteran actress that has appeared in a multitude of films including “Tromeo and Juliet” (1996), “Terror Firmer” (1999), “American Nightmare” (2002), “HP Lovecraft’s Colour from the Dark” (2009), “The Theatre Bizarre” (2011), “Sick Boy” (2012), and “Rudyard Kipling’s Mark of the Beast” (2012), 2013 will see the release of “Exhumed,” “Wrath of the Crows,”  “Solid State,”  Edgar Allen Poe’s "The Tell Tale Heart.” 
   She played many iconic horror and pop-culture characters over her incredible career, including Witches, Vampires, a Lesbian Gladiator and even a sexy she-ape, now THAT'S RANGE!

AMERICAN NIGHTMARE (2002)
One Night, Seven Friends Confess 
Their Fears...... To A Killer
Starring Debbie Rochon
THE GOOD SISTERS (2008)
"Suffer Not A Witch To Live"
DVD Cover art released in 2010
UNRATED Psycho-Sexual Directors Cut!
From the Dark and Dirty mind of JimmyO
Starring Debbie Rochon and 
April Monique Burril 
THE THEATRE BIZARRE (2011)
Starring: Debbie Rochon
 Sirius Satellite Radio
 June 30, 2006  (l to r) Dee Snider, Debbie Rochon 
and Tony Timpone on FANGORIA's Radio Show
July 11, 2012  A page from Debbie's current column
 in FANGORIA Magazine "Diary Of The Deb"
The gorgeous Debbie Rochon          
 Rochon also co-hosted the Fangoria Radio Show from 2006 to 2010 with Dee Snider and Tony Timpone, covering horror news in a talk show setting. 
 Her writing credits include her current column in Fangoria Magazine, “Diary of the Deb.”  
She is currently in post production on her feature directorial debut, “Model Hunger” starring Lynn Lowry, Tiffany Shepis and Carmine Capobianco.
The captivating Stacy Pippi Hammon
enjoys an ice cold cocktail on her
front porch after hard days work!
   
“I think there is no doubt whatsoever that an award with such qualifications as the Ingrid Pitt Memorial Award represents should be established by honoring the woman whose name is associated with the very definition of the award's purpose to a "T." Debbie Rochon is that woman,” said Stacy Pippi Hammon.            
     "Being honored with such a prestigious accolade is a truly humbling experience. I have long admired and respected the contributions Ingrid Pitt has made to the genre and to be a recipient of an award attached to her name is the highest form of recognition for any woman in this field to achieve," said Debbie Rochon.
“They both experienced incomprehensible hardships during their childhoods and have a shared passion for their work, both acting in the horror genre and writing,” 
Stacy Pippi Hammon added.

About Debbie Rochon: 
TROMEO & JULIET (1996)
Theatrical Movie Poster
Starring Debbie Rochon
      Born November 3, 1968, in Vancouver, British Columbia, she is a former stage performer and Canadian B-movie actress who has appeared in over 118 Horror films, best known for her work in Troma films. 
      She was a featured guest player on Fox’s New York Undercover. In 2002, Debbie Rochon was crowned Scream Queen of the Decade (1990-1999) by the horror genre publication, Draculina magazine, based on reader voting. 
VAMPYRE TALES starring Debbie Rochon
      She also received Best Psychette Award 2002 (Best Female Psycho in a Movie) for her work in American Nightmare. She is perhaps best-known for her work with Troma Entertainment. First appearing as “Edna Purlmutter” for the satirical The Troma System, she went on to appear in Tromeo and Juliet, Terror Firmer, Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV and multiple episodes of Troma’s Edge TV. In November 2006 Troma released a “Buy and Burn” DVD at EZtakes.com called Debbie Rochon Confidential, featuring never before seen footage from Debbie’s years working with Troma.
     
 Two of her most recent features, The 
Deepening and Vampyre Tales (appearing in both with genre actor Jim O’Rear) have been made available on DVD. In 2003, while working on an unreleased film in Tennessee, Rochon suffered an accident with a prop machete which resulted in the near-severing of the four fingers of her right hand. After extensive surgery and physical therapy, she has regained limited use of the hand and continues to sport visible scarring.
Debbie Rochon on the cover of
FANGORIA Issue 314
     In 2004, Rochon won MicroCinemaFest’s “Best Comedy Actress” award for her work in Dr. Horror’s Erotic House of Idiots.2008 will see the world premiere of new horror ventures, including the Michigan-made film DOG, Savaged, The Colour from the Dark, Psychosomatika and Beg. She can also be seen in the After Dark-released film Mulberry Street, directed by Jim Mickle, which had a theatrical run as part of the Horrorfest series in 2007.
    Debbie Rochon resides in New York City and works for the horror magazines Fangoria and Sirens of Cinema. She continues to co-produce and co-host Fangoria Radio on Sirius channel 102 every Friday night. Rochon currently focuses on her radio, film and writing work. Completing book based on her early life surviving the streets and experiences in the indie-horror-cult world is one of her top priorities. 
      One of the most highly anticipated of Rochon’s up-coming titles is the Italian-made H.P. Lovecraft-based film Colour From The Dark in which she plays the possessed wife of a farmer during the war-ravaged period 1943.
PRETTY BLOODY (2009)
The Women Of Horror 

A Pretty Scary One-hour Documentary
Starring Debbie Rochon
      She appeared in a 2009 documentary
 Pretty Bloody: The Women of Horror.                                                          
     In 2009, Debbie Rochon also starred as "Alice" in Slime City Massacre, a follow-up to the cult film Slime City, both directed by Gregory Lamberson. 
 She presented the movie on the Premiere at 2010 Beloit International Film Festival on February 18, 2010. Debbie Rochon also appeared as herself in the 2008 novel Bad Moon Rising by Jonathan Maberry. 
She is one of several real-world horror celebrities who are in the fictional town of Pine Deep when monsters attack. Other celebrities include Tom Savini, Jim O'Rear, Brinke Stevens, Ken Foree, Stephen Susco, Joe Bob Briggs, James Gunn and blues man Mem Shannon. Rochon portrayed Madam Won Ton in the horror comedy film Won Ton Baby!, she stars in the James Morgart film alongside Gunnar Hansen which is set for release in 2010.
     On Wednesday, December 9, 2009 it was discussed on the Howard Stern Show that Debbie appears in a new feature film by Sean Pomper Productions, "Killer Hoo Ha." Howard confirmed that Sal the Stockbroker and Richard Christy both have roles in the film. 
     On Friday, December 11, 2009 Brimstone and producer Sean Pomper were guests on Rochon's Fangoria Radio show and discussed the film. The cast of the film includes Brimstone, Gina Lynn, Lloyd Kaufman, Leilene Ondrade, and Erik Chopin. Sean Pomper announced that Killer Hoo Ha will be a horror trilogy. 
            ____________________________________________________________________________________________


The Ingrid Pitt 
Memorial Award
will be presented to:
 Debbie Rochon 
On Saturday, January 12, 2013 
 Cella Art Gallery
1135 Weddinton Street 
Suite 112, North Hollywood, CA 91601
The Cella Art Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery 
centrally located in the NoHo Arts District that loves to 
support the independent art and horror communities.
For more information contact:
Stacy "Pippsta" Pippi Hammon
email: pippsta42@gmail.com
Phone: 1 (209) 712-1901


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