We'll Talk About It When The Sun Is Shining
A documentary based on "The Bridesmaid's Daughter."
“We’ll Talk About It When The Sun Is Shining” will be a feature-length documentary that explores Nyna Giles’ journey to uncover her mother’s past— once a highly successful Ford model in New York, and best friend and bridesmaid to Grace Kelly in the Royal Wedding, only later to become homeless, living in the Park Avenue Armory and refusing all offers of help from friends and relatives.
Meet The Team
Nyna Giles, Director
Co-author of the mother-daughter memoir, The Bridesmaid's Daughter published by St. Martin's Press in 2018. In her book, she opens up about her life as the youngest daughter of Carolyn Scott Reybold, a Ford model best known as one of Grace Kelly's bridesmaids, whose life was derailed by untreated mental illness. She has since traveled the globe to share her story, revealing the challenges brought on by her mother’s untreated mental illness and her own lost childhood and education. Having had a successful, 20- year career in advertising, digital marketing and sales, Nyna now serves as Chief Operating Officer for Giles Communications, a leading public relations company. Nyna is former board member of NAMI Westchester. She is also a volunteer for the Postpartum Resource Center of NY. Nyna lives in Ridgefield, CT and has three grown children and three stepchildren.
Gerardo Puglia, Cinematographer
Gerardo Puglia is an internationally renowned Director of Photography. He has been a member of the International Cinematographers Guild since 1990 and a recipient of many prestigious awards for excellence in cinematography, including two Emmys, a Peabody, and two entries qualified for the Academy Award.
A native of Cardigan Wales (the United Kingdom) born of Italian parents, Gerardo began his career at the age of 16, where he gained a reputation for innovative documentaries. He later went on to work as a Director of Photography for a myriad of film and television entities, including the BBC, PBS, CBS, National Geographic, RAI (Italian Television); Imagine Entertainment and Warner Brothers as well as numerous independent films and television commercials. He operated on the Oscar winning film A Beautiful Mind for Ron Howard and shot opening sequences for the television series Cold Case with a 35mm Bell and Howell Eyemo Military wind up camera. Documentary television series include: The People’s Century, Frontline, Sixty Minutes and the American Experience.
Gerardo also has a long-standing relationship with the Eastman Kodak Company where he consults in the development of innovative Kodak film technology. Known for his striking visuals and subtle dramatic use of light Gerardo is able to capture images in adverse conditions. He feels that cinematography is not really about cameras and lenses but who you surround yourself with and what lies in your heart.
Trevite Willis, Producer
Independent producer and film festival founder committed to courageous storytelling and championing voices of color.
Ms. Willis was an executive producer on the Sundance 2020 award-winning film, Forty Year Old Version (dir. Radha Blank). She is currently in post production on the 2020 political documentary, Black Voters Matter (dir. Daresha Kyi), following c rivilights activists LaTosha Brown and Cliff and April Albright as they rallied voters in the general and Georgia’s U.S. Senate run-off elections.
Ms. Willis is a producer on a number of projects in production: Frank Bey: You’re Gonna Miss Me (dir. Marie Hinson) and Listen to my Heartbeat (dir. Nyjia Jones).
She has produced 7 feature films, including Cargo (2017 Amnesty International Human Rights Prize), Blood Bound, Maya and Her Lover, and Children of God which had theatrical releases in the US, UK and The Netherlands, won 17 awards, and sold in 24 territories. In 2018, Ms. Willis launched the Southern Fried Film Festival in Huntsville, Alabama with fellow founder, Kelley Reischauer.
She was a 2020 Blackhouse Multicultural Producers Lab fellow. She is an alumni of Trans Atlantic Partners (2017), a Sundance Catalyst fellow (2018), and a Women at Sundance Strategy Intensive fellow (2017, 2019). Ms Willis was a SXSW Tech Conference speaker (Mining Diversity: Developing a Community of Color, 2012). Ms. Willis is a member of New York Women In Film and Television and Women Independent Producers. Ms. Willis is a member of New York Women In Film and Television, Women in Film, The Gotham and Women Independent Producers.
Johnny Ferro, Co-Producer
Los Angeles-based actor originally from New York. Johnny is best known for playing PJ Harris on Amazon’s “Hand of God” (starring Ron Perlman) as well as Buddy on “There’s Johnny...!” (Now Streaming on Peacock). His first lead in a feature (Children of God) won him Best Actor at the Out on Film Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. Most recently, he played the role of Jax in the upcoming film “Reminisce” alongside Bruce Dern and Julia Ormond. Johnny is also a talented artist, launching his first comic book series, “Tandem” in the fall of 2022.
He is also Nyna’s son and Carolyn’s grandson. He has been a critical sounding board to Nyna throughout her entire journey to write The Bridesmaid’s Daughter and is now a co-producer on the documentary.