Newcomer Alicia Crockford Joins Indie Movie ‘The Overlooked’

Joshua Basili is directing the film, which explores Hollywood and the homeless

Newcomer Alicia Crockford has joined the cast of Joshua Basili’s indie movie “The Overlooked,” which is slated to start filming at the end of March, TheWrap has learned.

Basili will direct from his own screenplay. The dramedy will star Jessica Cameron, Alexis Brandt and Malcolm Bowen.

The Overlooked” aims to shed light on the issue of homelessness and those who are overlooked in our society, as well as give hope to those in need. The film follows a young Hollywood actor who loses his way when he gets caught up in his own ego and stardom.

Crockford will play a barista — someone who might be overlooked by most people in everyday life, but who has more going on than meets the eye.

After overcoming severe cyber-bullying throughout high school in England, Crockford moved to LosĀ  Angeles in 2012 on a talent scholarship from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Since graduating last May, she has starred in two web series, a BuzzFeed video, a national commercial, three regional commercials and various voice-over projects.

The rising young actress is now making her way in Hollywood, and “The Overlooked” will be her first feature film. She’s represented by Global Talent Group and Bedford Forrest Management.