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Episode 5 路 1 year 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, aswe 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 soquickly. But Yeah, you've had a nomination this year. You've also youalso are known for boy, boy girl productions. You've been in Abiola aswell. That was some number of years. No, yeah, we all grownup 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 andjust going about your goals in general? Well, so far, like lookingat my track record, people would say, we'll say that it has been successfulone or going on your recap, and I can't say that they're notright. 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 alittle bit slowed. You know, one of my teachers. But when itwas the my portfolio said enjoy your time on stage now, because this isprobably going to be mootes, that you're going to have that experience, andI didn't understand it until not all, though, its minute also school andit's not really that much time. I still feel like a lot of theopportunities are slowed down for me to be...

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

...we're going to take this time totake a look at what we've done as boy girl and try to know andprove upon that. So right now we're just taking time. So we brandourselves 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. Wewere 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. Sowe became a little closer to friends. And while he was at BCC,well, we were at the Scy were doing theater together, and that'swhy we realize that we like working with you, with each other. Ihave a great respect for him as an actor. Yes, good respect forme as an actress. After I was finished BCC, because I took agap here, he approached me about doing something together, starting something, andI just leaked at the opportunity. It's great. I always wanted to havemy old company and to put ourselves out there as actors so we can makeour whole opportunity, so people can see us and people then start to cometo us and stuff like that. So that's how boy girl started. Sointeresting and I just I said, how was it to be nominated amongst themultitude of other Barbados, the talented persons and what start hold Dow re fewfor you? And Great, that was very, very rewarding feeling. Iwas nominated the year before that for best actor. Didn't get get a Malayanything, but that was nominated. And in this year no boy girl wasnominated. This is our first if you...

...work, we didn't even hit ayear into our existence. So it was so rewarding to be nominated with peoplelike Roman Cooke, like Die Brown, as certain as other group, BlackBook. He's in another acting room. So so many talented people that welook up to we were nominated with and that was a beautiful experience. Wewent to the award show and met a few other people and we also gotsubmit, I may, with people who are willing to work with us inthe future. So I think that overall, even though we did it on theaward, we have wants something throughout the ottle process. Yeah, andI imagine that, although you are getting these opportunities, I would be challengingas well. So I mean that's why you guys would you put up yourskates on Instagram, but also you do have your youtube as well. Sohow does it? How it is? How do you what are the challengesthat you will find personally with usable instagram on YouTube, with Youtube, stressfulexperience. Yes, it can come across youtube. Don't even know where tostart 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. Butthat. But for all the times we wanted to record videos, something waywrong to make effect, where the video they have any audio video just stoppedrecording. So we would record a whole like six plenty minute session and thencheck back the camera stop recording. Yet that happened more than one right.Yeah, and up to the most recent one, something as simple as audiowe were recording for US assume a reaction video to Abiola right after the audiowas terrible, but as a video like...

...that's your true, honest reaction towhat's happening. But like, Jeez, we have to record this, butwe weren't sure if we're going to do it because it's not going to beas offense, but somehow we were able to put it off and all thethings or whatever. We're having a great time watching it. Chat by thecamera. 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 awhite screen. Yeah, those are the challenges. I guess. Those arethe biggest challenges I had. And putting the creative spin on what's already outthere. That's one of our most difficult things, and filming it to givepeople quality that people don't expect. So I'm a higher quality. That's thebiggest challenge, is so, yeah, and even not you have you've hadyour career, not really full on career right going down. That'sfully really withlaugh it off. How who are the persons that had that, you wouldsay has helped you along the way if it was in the laugh at allproductions, our anybody else, say, besides your family? I'm will begreat encouraging. Yeah, I'm helping you with that. But who's being yourrole models, as that are barbadian her overseas models. You mentioned laugh atoff, and it laughs at off, sisty spence across. Yeah, Ithink she was one of May people who are auditioning us and training in usabout different things. Then he had teach it. TJ. He was alsoa part of the laughing of community, but but now more so behind thescenes. Yeah, well, Antivaria, I met her at Camp that Iwas 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 oneof my is and even she taught me at school and she was one ofmy 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 nominatedwith them in the category for best actors, and they also been reallyhelpful with me, so me towards me as wor. No, really helpfulbefore I got to my girl productions. I also I actually approached Crispin aboutjoining 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 theirfilm sets, they would take me and asked me to write a couple thingsso 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 andwe shall talk to was on my teacher, sorry, going on like people haveinfluenced me to help me along the way and they cannot just give iton up to myself. Okay, that's great actually that there's a lot ofpeople like that would have influenced you and helped you along the way, becausethey do thing that you and boy, as you said, can go for. At least put yourself on there to the Caribbean, at least, ifit isn't the world, I is. But just strain it a more serioustopic now. The whole thing now is with the black lives mattern movement andthe whole thing of George Floyd and everything, and a lot of people are nottalking about the generations to come. And how can we, as theyounger generation, help to shape and help to guide the ones that are youngerthan us, know that are going to come up after us? So,in its any in terms of laugh it off, where is you or yourselfand Kyle calcusnd it for if if you're right? No, yeah, coosier, closier. Sorry, yes, coolier. How do you think that you andhim, as maybe the youngest persons that are in that whole production.Really and truly, how can you help to push the narrative of black livesmatter 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 orclean up, a separation. CUTLE performs on stage. I when I didthe 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 willhave a film showing he was more on space. So we don't really worktogether in that aspect and I don't have much say in what happens on thatall. But in terms of using my platform, I guess whole black livesmatter thing, I guess it will come in my art over time, butalso in my private life, on instagram or whatever. I think speaking withan educated voice, yeah, some level, and also taking responsibility for the thingsthat I don't know. I'm trying to in smallest ways, speak theyounger generation should, especially my little cousin. The other day I was trying tojust educate him on, hmm, these things that black people have doneand to let them know that, yes, our struggles are real and hard,but we need to, in order to overcome that, educate ourselves onour own history. Yeah, as you care, ourselves on the people whohave gone before us, appreciate them and also see in what ways we canlearn from, mulate them and make better for ourselves and future generations to thecount 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 witha solution for all these problems. So, I mean that's something that we,as the younger generation, whether it be black, white, no matterwhat 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 anysolutions 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 thisnegative that we're no finding a lot of the negatives that have happened in thepast. What persons that we would is seeing like a Denzel Washington or anyof those other lat actors really would have like you saw them as a youngerperson and said, okay, I want to do what they're doing, andactually I wanted to. What did I grow in love? Who spart thatfor me, I guess that came more from the people. Any carabbee actually. Okay, although yes, you look up to the Hollywood stars, butthose 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 acrossa lot of them, and even my teachers a secondary school, althoughI had the indate love for the craft, when I saw those people were closeto me, those black skinned people, and I wanted black skin, blackskin, Caribbean, black skin, Caribbean women and strong men who whohave told their own stories to make me interested in my own stories. Thoseare people who I looked up to going forward. And then after a while, yes, we Hollywood, the GLITZ and Glam and these films and stufflike that, would look in love. It tiss me to the life ofacting and stuff like that. Okay, and just before I wrapper everything here, know any other what advice would you give to the younger persons, oreven persons around our age, or you use older to help them be abit more aware about this whole thing and...

...even about yourself, really about theblack lives matter. Our black lives matter, lies matter you yourself as an actorany 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 educationis our biggest tool, our strongest tool, and I don't mean necessarily the educationthat we get from ours. Our history and the things that make usimportant is usually hidden from us, but that doesn't mean that is impossible tofind. I believe is our responsibility to do our own research, to tobuild our own curiosity, to go out there and look for the things tobuild us up as people. So build a black people, as women,as actresses, as painters, as singers and dancers. Look for the thingsthat relate to you. It's very difficult. I understand why. It's our responsibilityas well. We love something to go after and learn about it.If you want to learn about me, I would try my best to dotwe met, more of my performances and more of my thought processes and pieceslike 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 wantto learn, I'm going something, the best thing you do is educate yourselfon 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'veblacks 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 otherperson'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 lookingmore a grass coops and looking at problems that male society would face. Anyother 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 linkit. Any description them right, faserver. They also helped sponsor usin our videos. That point your productions and that's part of search. SoSerge Company, the in a bit management and Lucy Hammonds, you can chather 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'mbelow for anybody that wants to check them. Oh, yes, you're great interestedin it. So yeah, I mean yes, thank you, Melissa, for joining me today on the ways a podcast, and you're welcome andI 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, evenlike this video, guys, if you did enjoy subscribe, if youare a new and if you are not ready getting and subscribe to boy girlproductions. They are on Youtube again. There your links will be in thedescription down below. Turn on the post notification bell and I will see you, guys in another video.

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