Finola Hughes of 'General Hospital' Turns to Direct First Film 'The Bet' [VIDEO]
By Staff Writer | April 02, 2013 05:55 PM EDT
Finola Hughes is to make her feature-film directing with "The Bet."
"General Hospital" actress is joined by cast and crew of first-time filmmakers, the picture was produced by the Community Film Studio Santa Barbara. It is considered to be the first non-profit movie studio.
Like Us on Facebook
"The Bet" is a multi-generational tale of the sweet, sad, landmine-filled quest for romance. Hughes explained she was given the chance to spearhead the project by CFSSB founder Jack Presnal.
"About five years ago I started directing theater in Santa Barbara, which is where I live, and out of the blue I was offered the chance to direct 'The Bet' by Jack Presnal, the founder of CFSSB," Hughes told TV Guide. "I loved the idea that everybody on the film would be doing jobs they'd never done before -- no money, just for the love of it -- and what a great thing that would be for the community of Santa Barbara. I instantly said yes. Didn't think twice. There's great bravery in ignorance."
"The Bet" is to debut April 4 at a starry benefit screening in Santa Barbara, hosted by singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins and "Young and the Restless" alum Michele Stafford.
The film marks Hughes' first time as a director however she is no stranger to the industry. She began her career in the Northern Ballet Company, beginning appearing in theatrical productions such as "Cats" and "Song and Dance."
© 2015 KpopStarz. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Tagged : world news
Latest Photo Gallery
Weekly Wrap Up 03.03.15 | 08:59AM EST
February saw a lot of new K-pop releases, some of which are making charts in Korea but not getting a lot of love overseas. Here are some can't-miss songs from Naul, Kris Leone, Block B's Zico, Lee Jin Ah, and more.
Issues 03.02.15 | 02:16PM EST
The K-pop trainee lifestyle and working conditions in the Korean music industry have come under fire once again after a high profile suicide involving Ahn Sojin, a member of Baby Kara.
Weekly Wrap Up 03.01.15 | 03:55PM EST
K-pop acts 15&, SAM, and Global Icon all made comebacks in February with their third single releases. Is the third time really the charm? Check the songs out here and decide for yourself.
Weekly Wrap Up 03.01.15 | 01:33PM EST
From 4Minute and Rainbow to Zion.T and Crush, take a look at the best dressed K-pop comebacks of February 2015.