Bittersweet story is basis for Block Island film

As movie and television production slowly ramps back up, Block Island received a little bit of the motion picture business recently.
Dusty Noval, a writer and actor, brought a small group of crew and actors to the island to film the exteriors of her Block Island-based film, “Last Girls Trip.”
Noval said she has been coming to the island for years, and the natural beauty of the landscape inspired her enough to set what she described as her “micro-budget feature film” here.
The plot of “Last Girls Trip” revolves around a group of three women who take one last trip with their best friend, who has cancer. But Noval is quick to say that the story is not depressing, but rather focuses on the universal themes of friendship. The story is inspired by real events and people from Noval’s life.
“I have a girlfriend that I’ve been friends with since we were 14. I grew up in Queens, New York. She was living in Texas and she was diagnosed with breast cancer that had spread to her bones,” said Noval. “She did not like to talk about it. She was a private person. She wasn’t feeling good but

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