Oliveras, along with lead actor Tye Olson, will take questions from the audience after the film. “Watercolors” also stars Kyle Clare, Karen Black, and Greg Louganis. Olson, 22 and from Minnesota, landed the lead role of Danny Wheeler only four months after moving to Los Angeles.
“It really built up my confidence,” he says. “It was so exciting to be cast that quickly in a feature film.” Olson is living in Atlanta until May.
‘Watercolors’ Wednesday, March 24, 7 p.m. Ansley Park Playhouse 1545 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309 www.outonfilm.org
“Since we’re in the gayest city in America, I thought that this movie should be seen here,” he explains with a laugh.
Olson also starred in “Tru Loved,” a movie in which his character befriends the main character and they work to start a gay/straight alliance in their school.
“After we shot this, we went out there and talked to students about these issues,” he says. “It was so great to see how each generation is more energetic about making positive changes than the generations before them.”
Olson is also excited about his new role as Alex Price on “United States of Tara,” the Showtime show that premieres its new season March 22. Olson was already a fan of the show when he was cast for this season.
Photo: Tye Olson (right) portrays Danny, a young artist struggling with memories of his first love, Carter, played by Kyle Clare. (Photo courtesy ‘Watercolors’)