a film by Scott Morris
featuring Dick Cavett and Carrie Nye
“The film speaks to everyone who has ever lost something or someone irreplaceable. …The documentary is a paean to rebirth, to the very possibility of it.” – The East Hampton Star
From The Ashes: The Life and Times of Tick Hall is a 57-minute documentary film chronicling the history, loss and rebuilding of a landmark, 125-year-old house known as Tick Hall. In 1997, a huge fire burned Tick Hall to the ground, leaving only the blackened chimney standing. The loss was a blow to the community and Tick Hall’s owners – talk-show host Dick Cavett and his wife, actress Carrie Nye – who lived there for 30 years. Because of its historic and artistic importance, the Cavetts embarked upon an ambitious three-year project – rebuilding Tick Hall exactly as it was.
The film premiered at the 2001 Hamptons Film Festival and on Thirteen/WNET New York and was distributed by American Public Television.
At this time, the film is available only on DVD upon special request.