Starry Eyes is a 2014 horror film directed and written by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer. The film had its world premiere on March 8, 2014 at South by Southwest and features Alex Essoe as a hopeful young starlet that finds that fame's price is not always easily paid. Sarah (Alex Essoe) is a hopeful young woman that is desperate to become famous, but is stuck waitressing at a Hooters-esque restaurant named Big Taters. Her boss Carl (Pat Healy) is frustrated with how Sarah's auditioning will occasionally interfere with her job but is unwilling to fire her. Her friends are generally unsupportive and selfish, as Erin (Fabianne Therese) is constantly trying to undermine Sarah and steal her roles and the others are lackadaisical about Sarah's efforts and Erin's actions. This is partially due to them being overly involved with themselves and partially due to Sarah purposely distancing herself from the others. The only person who appears to be interested in her well-being is Sarah's roommate Tracy (Amanda Fuller) and Danny (Noah Segan), an aspiring film director and photographer that seems to have a romantic interest in Sarah.