NEW YORK — Former Ford model Nacho Arenas will direct his first feature, “Not Even The Trees,” which starts lensing in New York Friday.

The pic, which details a young model’s trials and tribulations within the N.Y. fashion scene, stars Maxine Bahns (“The Brothers McMullen”), Ashley Hamilton, last seen in the NBC daytime drama “Sunset Beach,” and Ryan Alosio. Erstwhile N.Y. Daily News gossip columnist A. J. Benza also has a role.

The film is the first venture for entertainment lawyer Richard Lefkowitz’s Gotham-based production company, NightMan Joe Productions.

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