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Episode 5 · 2 years ago

Meet BAJAN CREATOR AND ACTRESS...MELISSA HUNTE!!!| Wuh Yuh Say Podcast

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Join myself and 2020 Gine On nominee, Actress, Creator and Laff It Off Actor...Melissa Hunte in my podcast . I'll discuss anything given to me that may be a concern to persons today. Sooo.... LEAVE YOUR THOUGHTS AND QUESTIONS!!!! and maybe just maybe your topic will be in the next episode!

Welcome to waits a podcast, Melissa, and you are known for a variety of things on your instagram, as we were just knock too long on ago, talking about your nomination as last year, as well as being hmm, I knew you from last year. It was, it was, it was this year. So so pace, I really are. It feels it this whole year has gone on like so quickly. But Yeah, you've had a nomination this year. You've also you also are known for boy, boy girl productions. You've been in Abiola as well. That was some number of years. No, yeah, we all grown up from then, but I know you from lessons, a common entrance. That's how far I know you from and know you're interested in theater. You are at BCC. So how is everything going in terms of theater and just going about your goals in general? Well, so far, like looking at my track record, people would say, we'll say that it has been successful one or going on your recap, and I can't say that they're not right. I believe I'm going on right path. Things have been coming, but now that I'm all to school, I feel like things have been a little bit slowed. You know, one of my teachers. But when it was the my portfolio said enjoy your time on stage now, because this is probably going to be mootes, that you're going to have that experience, and I didn't understand it until not all, though, its minute also school and it's not really that much time. I still feel like a lot of the opportunities are slowed down for me to be...

...a stage by still taking it one day at a time. And speaking about opportunities, I mean you had the opportunity with have you other as I said, and with laughed off, as you said earlier, when you joined in two thousand and fourteen. But all of how has opportunities been really coming to you in terms of maybe like you're trying to pursue your theater goals or point overseas? Are Are you? Are you just trying to just stay down here and just try to develop your career here first, at some point in their career wants to be international. So my goal is still to be an internationally known actor, actress, writer, director. If when it came to Abiola and laugh at all, a lot of my opportunities were opened from previous opportunities. So it's starting. Once, when I was at Camp and then that out me connected to muster seed and when you do want production, you get to meet a lot of people that you're working with them, build a report with them. So I think my opportunities have all come like domino effect, basically, and even with opportunities, know as I am, I'm sure that I would be quite difficult not to even like, do a lot of stuff, because I mean you and the stuff with boy girl productions. Y'All have done a number of videos like that. are like over zoom, are like video calls, as it would have been. But how all is this whole thing with covid impacted you everything? At first we took it as a pumber. It was like, Jeez, think my when we could do no like we can be up under, we can't be near to each other, we can't come together. I'm bring storm as usual. So at first we thought about it and try to be creative with the focalvid thing and do our videos all us, like our zoom or whatever, and try to put a spin on it. That wasn't going as well as we wanted, so we said...

...we're going to take this time to take a look at what we've done as boy girl and try to know and prove upon that. So right now we're just taking time. So we brand ourselves to study ourselves from open content and more quality content for the future. Okay, I just became both boy real. How did that real late come about? And I'll holdly that it start. You create on everything, okay, rely fun factors, and I can bet that's boy. We met Abiola. Yeah, so we were about as cut cast mates or whatever. We were cool, and then shortly after I think it was a year or school, I think it was two years maybe, we met again at BCC. So we became a little closer to friends. And while he was at BCC, well, we were at the Scy were doing theater together, and that's why we realize that we like working with you, with each other. I have a great respect for him as an actor. Yes, good respect for me as an actress. After I was finished BCC, because I took a gap here, he approached me about doing something together, starting something, and I just leaked at the opportunity. It's great. I always wanted to have my old company and to put ourselves out there as actors so we can make our whole opportunity, so people can see us and people then start to come to us and stuff like that. So that's how boy girl started. So interesting and I just I said, how was it to be nominated amongst the multitude of other Barbados, the talented persons and what start hold Dow re few for you? And Great, that was very, very rewarding feeling. I was nominated the year before that for best actor. Didn't get get a Malay anything, but that was nominated. And in this year no boy girl was nominated. This is our first if you...

...work, we didn't even hit a year into our existence. So it was so rewarding to be nominated with people like Roman Cooke, like Die Brown, as certain as other group, Black Book. He's in another acting room. So so many talented people that we look up to we were nominated with and that was a beautiful experience. We went to the award show and met a few other people and we also got submit, I may, with people who are willing to work with us in the future. So I think that overall, even though we did it on the award, we have wants something throughout the ottle process. Yeah, and I imagine that, although you are getting these opportunities, I would be challenging as well. So I mean that's why you guys would you put up your skates on Instagram, but also you do have your youtube as well. So how does it? How it is? How do you what are the challenges that you will find personally with usable instagram on YouTube, with Youtube, stressful experience. Yes, it can come across youtube. Don't even know where to start the recording. She's so there's recording for instagram and stuff put here. According for Youtube as much longer and you have to edit a stuff. But that. But for all the times we wanted to record videos, something way wrong to make effect, where the video they have any audio video just stopped recording. So we would record a whole like six plenty minute session and then check back the camera stop recording. Yet that happened more than one right. Yeah, and up to the most recent one, something as simple as audio we were recording for US assume a reaction video to Abiola right after the audio was terrible, but as a video like...

...that's your true, honest reaction to what's happening. But like, Jeez, we have to record this, but we weren't sure if we're going to do it because it's not going to be as offense, but somehow we were able to put it off and all the things or whatever. We're having a great time watching it. Chat by the camera. My phone decided it did. They didn't want to record it. Had like the first six two minutes and yeah, so the recording was a white screen. Yeah, those are the challenges. I guess. Those are the biggest challenges I had. And putting the creative spin on what's already out there. That's one of our most difficult things, and filming it to give people quality that people don't expect. So I'm a higher quality. That's the biggest challenge, is so, yeah, and even not you have you've had your career, not really full on career right going down. That'sfully really with laugh it off. How who are the persons that had that, you would say has helped you along the way if it was in the laugh at all productions, our anybody else, say, besides your family? I'm will be great encouraging. Yeah, I'm helping you with that. But who's being your role models, as that are barbadian her overseas models. You mentioned laugh at off, and it laughs at off, sisty spence across. Yeah, I think she was one of May people who are auditioning us and training in us about different things. Then he had teach it. TJ. He was also a part of the laughing of community, but but now more so behind the scenes. Yeah, well, Antivaria, I met her at Camp that I was talking about earlier and that got me onto muster seed and stuff like that. Lucy Hammonds, she wrote one of the my favorite place or to one of my is and even she taught me at school and she was one of my favorite teachers, where she saw things...

...which she was able to communicate. She also continued my love for the arts. Well, my cool we were nominated with them in the category for best actors, and they also been really helpful with me, so me towards me as wor. No, really helpful before I got to my girl productions. I also I actually approached Crispin about joining the team in a way that they could help me to develop my craft, and they took me with open arms and m like on some of their film sets, they would take me and asked me to write a couple things so that they could incorporate it into their their work and help me grow. That was a great experience. I can remember if I mentioned the Brown and we shall talk to was on my teacher, sorry, going on like people have influenced me to help me along the way and they cannot just give it on up to myself. Okay, that's great actually that there's a lot of people like that would have influenced you and helped you along the way, because they do thing that you and boy, as you said, can go for. At least put yourself on there to the Caribbean, at least, if it isn't the world, I is. But just strain it a more serious topic now. The whole thing now is with the black lives mattern movement and the whole thing of George Floyd and everything, and a lot of people are not talking about the generations to come. And how can we, as the younger generation, help to shape and help to guide the ones that are younger than us, know that are going to come up after us? So, in its any in terms of laugh it off, where is you or yourself and Kyle calcusnd it for if if you're right? No, yeah, coosier, closier. Sorry, yes, coolier. How do you think that you and him, as maybe the youngest persons that are in that whole production. Really and truly, how can you help to push the narrative of black lives matter and help to use your media to...

...help other that I'm aware other persons? Okay, well, I just want me to quick point of correction or clean up, a separation. CUTLE performs on stage. I when I did the laugh at all videos. I haven't done it for you very think about. was more the film. So you know what to say. You will have a film showing he was more on space. So we don't really work together in that aspect and I don't have much say in what happens on that all. But in terms of using my platform, I guess whole black lives matter thing, I guess it will come in my art over time, but also in my private life, on instagram or whatever. I think speaking with an educated voice, yeah, some level, and also taking responsibility for the things that I don't know. I'm trying to in smallest ways, speak the younger generation should, especially my little cousin. The other day I was trying to just educate him on, hmm, these things that black people have done and to let them know that, yes, our struggles are real and hard, but we need to, in order to overcome that, educate ourselves on our own history. Yeah, as you care, ourselves on the people who have gone before us, appreciate them and also see in what ways we can learn from, mulate them and make better for ourselves and future generations to the count yeah, I do believe question. Yes, yes, it did, and I yes, I do believe that you do have to make yourself aware, I. Educate yourselves before you can even like try to even come with a solution for all these problems. So, I mean that's something that we, as the younger generation, whether it be black, white, no matter what race, we all need to educate ourselves on this, this movement, this matter, because otherwise you can't really move forward and solve or may any solutions to this problem. Just even staying...

...on the topic of about eyes matter, now there's a lot of it. I don't want to say this this negative that we're no finding a lot of the negatives that have happened in the past. What persons that we would is seeing like a Denzel Washington or any of those other lat actors really would have like you saw them as a younger person and said, okay, I want to do what they're doing, and actually I wanted to. What did I grow in love? Who spart that for me, I guess that came more from the people. Any carabbee actually. Okay, although yes, you look up to the Hollywood stars, but those people in Barbao's like withste Farrell and Nowa and I can't remember her name. She has lots. I so Phillips. Yeah, and seems the spice across a lot of them, and even my teachers a secondary school, although I had the indate love for the craft, when I saw those people were close to me, those black skinned people, and I wanted black skin, black skin, Caribbean, black skin, Caribbean women and strong men who who have told their own stories to make me interested in my own stories. Those are people who I looked up to going forward. And then after a while, yes, we Hollywood, the GLITZ and Glam and these films and stuff like that, would look in love. It tiss me to the life of acting and stuff like that. Okay, and just before I wrapper everything here, know any other what advice would you give to the younger persons, or even persons around our age, or you use older to help them be a bit more aware about this whole thing and...

...even about yourself, really about the black lives matter. Our black lives matter, lies matter you yourself as an actor any why rays would you give two persons who are trying to even like, pursue a career in acting or whatever it is? I believe that education is our biggest tool, our strongest tool, and I don't mean necessarily the education that we get from ours. Our history and the things that make us important is usually hidden from us, but that doesn't mean that is impossible to find. I believe is our responsibility to do our own research, to to build our own curiosity, to go out there and look for the things to build us up as people. So build a black people, as women, as actresses, as painters, as singers and dancers. Look for the things that relate to you. It's very difficult. I understand why. It's our responsibility as well. We love something to go after and learn about it. If you want to learn about me, I would try my best to dot we met, more of my performances and more of my thought processes and pieces like that. You could follow me on instagram. The follow boy girl productions, boy underscore, girl underscore productions of the Z and Melissa and me. I got S H yeah, if you want to know something, you want to learn, I'm going something, the best thing you do is educate yourself on it. That's what a voice said. Your advice, as you said, that's really good advice for persons that would watching about you and about you've blacks matter movement in terms of wanting to educate themselves and what's matter is. But besides, you showed it up. Boy Girl production, with any other person's any other thing you want to show...

...to our promote, Alis Eystein. Let's let's see real quick. Black Wagon is another gas group and they're looking more a grass coops and looking at problems that male society would face. Any other company that any of it? Any other thing, any biging entrepreneurs, anything actually creations, shl e wolds, underscore creations or creation something. Yeah, so, sorry, I don't yeah, I know you mean. I link it. Any description them right, faserver. They also helped sponsor us in our videos. That point your productions and that's part of search. So Serge Company, the in a bit management and Lucy Hammonds, you can chat her out and like Brown. Okay, yeah, yeah, if either, you can send me eat links and I'll put it all on the description I'm below for anybody that wants to check them. Oh, yes, you're great interested in it. So yeah, I mean yes, thank you, Melissa, for joining me today on the ways a podcast, and you're welcome and I just want to say it was nice to talk to you again. Hopefully, I if I do, fingers crossed. If they do get in my card, I would like to delive with film. Maybe, who knows, I'm an, I don't working you again, but yeah, but anyways, even like this video, guys, if you did enjoy subscribe, if you are a new and if you are not ready getting and subscribe to boy girl productions. They are on Youtube again. There your links will be in the description down below. Turn on the post notification bell and I will see you, guys in another video.

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