The attractive clay cliffs of Aquinnah function a backdrop for a movie shoot later this summer time because the producers and crew of the brand new film “Hello.” come to the Island. The Instances spoke with the Austin, Texas-based producer/director/actress Olivia Nash and producer Christopher Gaunt in regards to the movie a number of weeks in the past. They plan to shoot the scenes in Aquinnah in early August.
Nash describes “Hello.” as a younger grownup drama that accommodates three completely different love tales, in addition to a give attention to households, forgiveness, love, and psychological well being consciousness. Nash wrote the screenplay, directs the movie, and performs the primary character, Lavender Lark. At simply 25, Nash has an arms-length checklist of credit already.
“I’ve been an actress since I used to be 3 years outdated. I’ve liked movie and I’m obsessive about it,” Nash says.
She studied theater arts on the College of Texas and went to enterprise faculty for the movie business. Nash now runs Fox Adrift manufacturing firm and is engaged on two different characteristic movies as properly.
Gaunt is a businessman turned movie producer and actor who’s wholeheartedly enthused about their challenge.
“I’ve labored with billion-dollar firms, however I bought out of that a number of years in the past. I used to be all the time obsessive about good movies and good tv from a younger age, and I’m a sports activities junkie as properly,” Gaunt says. “I’m going into the deep finish in a short time and I’ve accomplished 17 movies, produced 10 or 11. I’ve written screenplays and executed options, shorts, commercials, and even a music video. I attain out to perhaps one individual a yr as a result of I really feel like I wish to be a part of a challenge.”
Gaunt occurred upon Nash and her story and he requested her for a synopsis of the challenge.
“I advised my spouse that I’ve to be a part of this movie,” Gaunt says. “I liked Olivia’s ardour for her story. It’s a fantastically written story. There are some initiatives you wish to do and a few you are feeling like it’s important to do.”
Nash’s character, Lavender, is a university pupil house for the summer time. She’s a pessimist who has shut herself off due to some household trauma that occurred. Lavender meets Dylan, 24, who has already printed his first guide. They’re each writers and Dylan helps her come out of her shell and develop as a author and as an individual, Nash defined in her synopsis to the Instances. Dylan’s dad dedicated suicide and he stays together with his mother, serving to her by means of her grief. The characters are multi-generational and all face obstacles in some kind, similar to all of us do, Nash says.
“I wrote the screenplay in the course of the pandemic,” Nash defined. “This one helped me work by means of a variety of my very own remedy. There are little detours within the movie that I’ve labored by means of and I needed to assist others by means of them. I needed to offer them one thing to carry onto, one thing to maintain them going.”
Characters within the movie are dealing with all the pieces from PTSD to suicide to alcohol poisoning to melancholy and anxiousness.
“We take a look at the skin,” Nash says. “You don’t know what’s happening within the depths of somebody and past the pores and skin. What lies beneath, how do you cope with these sorts of issues once they current themselves?”
Rising up, Nash mentioned she handled robust points that individuals don’t like to speak about, and in the event that they do, the subjects are glazed over.
“This movie is to interrupt that stigma,” she says. “In my highschool, there have been a number of suicides and deaths and once they occurred, the administration would give us info, we might go to the counselor however nobody would discuss these individuals. It was like they have been simply gone. Quite a lot of the time it comes from a spot of discomfort and concern of the unknown. In the event you don’t perceive the subject, it’s since you don’t have schooling about it, and we don’t wish to step on toes. It’s higher to get the data on the market. This story will discuss these items.”
Gaunt, who holidays on the Island, mentioned that most individuals undergo some kind of psychological well being problem of their lives, and this movie showcases a variety of completely different sorts of characters going by means of completely different points of these issues. The movie will present viewers you can nonetheless make it by means of and nonetheless have your loved ones and all these belongings you need, he mentioned.
Nash and Gaunt are in search of help for his or her manufacturing of “Hello.” and welcome visits to their web site so individuals can be taught extra in regards to the film and find out how to assist. Search for them in Aquinnah later this summer time, and in the meantime, go to their Indiegogo web page at indiegogo.com/projects/hi–228#/ or the movie’s web site at hithemovie.com/ourstory.