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'Earth To Echo' Cast Team Up With Thirst Project To Make A Difference

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07/02/2014 4:00 pm
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'Earth To Echo' Cast Team Up With Thirst Project To Make A Difference
Media Courtesy of Instagram/Reese Hartwig

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enaldo Staff Writer @g0ldyl0kz

Put three budding stars together, an amazing organization, and what have you got? An unforgettable call for help! In their upcoming movie, Earth to Echo, Teo Halm, Reese Hartwig and Ella Wahlestedt play three friends who go on an adventure to save an alien and help him to go back home. I caught up with them at the 5th annual “Thirst Gala” for Project Thirst to talk about the movie and what youcan do to help. Catching up with these three wasn’t easy, as fame is starting to hit them hard. So I wanted to know, how are they handling all of the sudden interest and staying grounded? “It's the pay off for all the hard work that we’ve done,” shared Halm. “We shot the movie two years ago and we’ve all been waiting for something to happen, and now its more than we could have ever expected.” With a smile on his face, agreeing with Halm, co-star Hartwig added excitedly, “It’s a very great learning experience.” As for avoiding the pitfalls of stardom and staying grounded, Wahlestedt cited those closest to them. “I have great friends and family who keep me in line. My mom would not tolerate anything else,” she assured. But these teens are doing more than just acting: they’re making a difference. The Thirst Project is a non-profit organization that aims to provide safe drinking water in places like Colombia, Uganda, and Swaziland. Seth Maxwell, the founder and CEO of the organization, started his work when he was just 19 years old – pretty cool to think about, right teens? So, how did all of this come about? Halm and Hartwig didn’t hesitate to answer: it all began with Wahlestedt. “I actually met with Seth before realizing that Relativity and the Thirst Project work together.” Wahlestedt said. “I knew I wanted to go into something water related and I wanted to give back in some way.” Her passion for giving back stemmed from a project in school focused on addressing poverty in third world countries. “We’ve launched the Echo the Message for Hope campaign, [where you can] text 51555 and write ECHO and a message. That's awesome, because the movie is about kids being more than just kids and taking part and being active —its such an easy way to do it.” Halm explained. “Now, with technology, all kids have to do is just hop on their phone, text the number and we’re donating money to a good cause.” “I had no idea that there are 780 million people who don’t have the most basic thing. You literally can’t survive without water, so to hear that was pretty crazy,” Hartwig added. “The Thirst Project is doing great things, so it’s really cool to be a part of it. It’s a great honor.” Even at 15, these costars are clear that you can make an impact at any age and that’s just what Earth to Echo is all about. To find out about what you can do, visit the official website for the project and see Earth to Echo, in theaters now. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc0X0rs-pvs[/embed] Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!

     

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