If your a Disney lover you might already be aware that the film Aladdin is currently in post-production and features most notably Will Smith as ‘The Genie’ as well as Naomi Scott as ‘Jasmine’. I for one did not have Naomi Scott on my radar until recently when I saw this short film entitled ‘Hello Again’ (2015).
The film was written and directed by Tom Ruddock and produced by a company from the U.K, Story Culture. ‘Hello Again’ is a story of two young people who meet one day at a cemetery while mourning the recent loss of their parents. While the story is told from Owen’s point of view (played by Jack Brett Anderson), Maura’s character (played by Naomi Scott) really steals the show for me. Naomi is an enticing actor to watch. It is so rare to find an actor that can show the audience everything they’re thinking without saying a word. Her facial expressions and timing make the silences between dialogue the most fun part to watch! It’s no wonder she went on to do some bigger films, and I am now highly anticipating the release of Aladdin in 2019!
In the mean time check out ‘Hello Again’:
Was I right or was I right? Naomi is adorable, the whole film is adorable. I love it when films can touch on a heavy topic like the death of a parent and do it in a tastefully lighthearted way. It really reminds you that there’s a balance to life of good and bad, and you’re usually not alone in your circumstances. Even when a great loss occurs in your life you might also be gaining something that will begin a new chapter. Naomi has a few words to say herself about the film and the beauty in awkward silences that can be very real:
This short film certainly left me wanting more and I was thrilled to find that the writer Tom Ruddock is currently working on the FEATURE length script for ‘Hello Again’! Could it get any better? Only if Naomi Scott is still playing Maura in the feature. We’ll have to wait and see.
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