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Dublin actress Susan to debut horror flick in LA

A DUBLIN actress will unleash her inner demons at a prestigious film festival next month.

Budding thespian Susan Ateh is looking forward to the LA Film Festival where horror film Inner Demons will enjoy its world premiere.

The former Fair City actress had a tough task on her hands after landing a role in the bloody film about a squeaky clean student who develops a drug addiction.

Inner Demons centres around a religious family who allow a reality TV crew to tape their daughter’s recovery after she transforms from an A-List student into a heroin addict.

However, what the parents don’t know is that she has been taking drugs to deal with the unnatural, evil feelings growing inside her.

Based in the States for several years, Susan began her journey to stardom in 2007 when she was selected to take part in the Irish documentary series, Hollywood Trials. She was chosen by industry experts, including Ros Hubbard, the casting director behind Hollywood flicks, The Bourne Ultimatum and The Lord of the Rings.

Following the series, Susan (inset) was signed to the prestigious management company Vincent Cirrincione Associates, who represent A-listers such as Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez.

As well as a role on Fair City, Susan also enjoyed parts on BBC’s Holby City and RTE medical drama The Clinic, which starred Amy Huberman.

No stranger to the screen, she featured in Martin McDonagh’s hit flick, In Bruges, in 2008.

The 20th LA Film Festival will screen more than 200 features, shorts and music videos from over 40 countries around the world.

Describing herself as hailing from a “mish mash of continents”, Susan’s mother is originally from Ireland, while her father is from Cameroon in West Africa.

Susan first studied in France as a young child followed by the US, before returning to Ireland where she studied at The Conservatory of Music and Drama in Dublin.

While she is very excited about the upcoming movie premiere, Susan is no stranger to the festival circuit. In 2012, she wrote and starred in her first short film , Closer Apart, screened at festivals across the US.