Wiseman Stars In Acclaimed Independent Film

By Misty Volaski

Ojai native Jessie Wiseman's story is one we've all heard before: an ambitious but as-yet-undiscovered actress moves from her small town to make it big in Los Angeles. But the movie that's suddenly garnering Wiseman acclaim at dozens of film festivals and screenings — including the prestigious Sundance Film Festival — is anything but typical. Trailers for "Bellflower" reveal a deeply personal story examining the potentially destructive power of relationships, juxtaposed with violence, flame-throwers and explosions. Richard Brody

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