Tanya Casts Tyler

Tanya Casts Tyler: To star in her first film, Tanya Boyd, has tapped one of ABC's best and brightest talents-Tyler Christopher.

"I'm very fortunate that I was able to work with him on this project," says Boyd, who cowrote, produced and directed the short movie, titled The Gift. "Tyler is a wonderful actor," Boyd says. So she was grateful to be able to get him to accept the lead role of a young blind sculptor who has the chance to regain his site, but is worried that such a life altering change would hurt his work as an artist. "It has been very challenging for me," the auteur tells "Soaps In Depth" of the project. "I've done a lot of directing but never in film, so this was my debut." Boyd plans to submit this film to film festivals nationally and internationally. Eventually it may even come to a theater near you; She is also considering expanding the short into a full length feature.

Both Tyler Christopher and Tanya Boyd share the same manager Linda Reitman.


Soaps In Depth
October 6, 1998

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