SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Tawna Hutchinson: I am originally from Toronto, Canada and I have lived in Los Angeles for 9 years. Besides my acting, I am a personal trainer.
SKSM: How did you become involved in Rainy Season?
Tawna Hutchinson: I became involved with Rainy Season when I submitted my picture for a casting call. Nick (the director) said he liked my screams the best so I got the part.
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Tawna Hutchinson: The part was already written when I auditioned for the role.
SKSM: You worked with Nick Wauters on this film, how was that?
Tawna Hutchinson: Nick was a great director. Very clear on his vision and works very well with actors.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Tawna Hutchinson: There is one scene where we are running out of the living room, when the toads first crash through the window, and we ran so fast around the corner that a prop grandfather clock almost fell on me because we bumped into it. I always thought that if it had it would have made the scene really funny. Help!! Lisa is trapped by a clock. Forget the toads!!
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Tawna Hutchinson: I unfortuately do not have contact with the other cast members. We only filmed for 2 days so it wasn’t really enough time to form strong bonds. I hope they are all doing well.
SKSM: What did you do after Rainy Season?
Tawna Hutchinson: After Rainy Season, I toured Los Angeles with an improv troup, wrote and starred in a sketch comedy series on public access and did a few other independent films and commercials.
SKSM: If you lived in a town like Willow, and you knew about the toads, would you stay?
Tawna Hutchinson: NO WAY!!! I would never stay in a town that rained toads!!
SKSM: Are you (or were you) a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Tawna Hutchinson: Yes I am a fan of Stephen King novels. Carrie was always my favourite to read. I always found something knew each time that I read it.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything else you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Tawna Hutchinson: To the fans of Rainy Season: Thanks so much for watching. Supporting small independent films is greatly appreciated. Hopefully I will get to do another Stephen King film and give you all another interview soon.