From The Ashes: The Life and Times of Tick Hall

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 in New York was distributed by American Public Television.  The film is available only on DVD upon special request.  Contact: