Hughes Wins With The Bet


GENERAL HOSPITAL's Finola Hughes (Anna) already made the transition from dancer to actor to fashion guru. Now she's reinvented herself again by directing The Bet, a romantic comedy from screenwriters Annie J. Dahlgren and Christina Eliason and the all-volunteer cast and crew of Community Film Studio Santa Barbara (CFSSB). "This script was chosen because it was easy to shoot: There were a ton of locations, but they were all local," offers Hughes, a Santa Barbara resident who screened the picture last weekend at Hollywood's Dances With Films festival. "And we were able to do it for $35,000!"

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