The Hole Truth, a short film written by the TSA’s own Irish Johnston, was showcased at two screenings during the 50th-anniversary edition of the Nashville Film Festival in October. We asked Irish to share her story about herself, the script, and the process of seeing the film come together.
TSA: Tell us about yourself (where you are from, how you ended up in Nashville, etc.,) and how you became interested in writing, specifically writing for film.
IRISH: I was born in Nashville, but spent a significant part of my childhood in New York City. My father is a writer, so I grew up surrounded by creativity and odd working hours. I initially was introduced to the film industry through acting, which took me out to Los Angeles for a few years. I quickly realized that I had an appetite for all aspects of film making, in front of the camera, behind the camera, and eventually creating content. I think my acting background has influenced my writing style to pay attention to the characters. I have taken several classes on screenplay writing, including at Watkins and online, and attend the TSA meetings as often as I can.
Click here for our complete interview with Irish.