Australian Filmmakers Lead Seminars on Maui

Australian Filmmakers Lead Seminars on Maui

 

UPDATE: The Maui Film Office in partnership with the National Geographic All Roads Film Project, Pacific Islanders in Communication, and the University of Hawaii’s Academy of Creative Media including Professor Merata Mita recently held a three-day seminar on producing, directing, and 16mm cinematography at the Wailea Marriot Resort and Spa and Kihei Charter School. The featured indigenous filmmakers from Australia included cinematographer and director Warwick Thornton and producer Kath Shelper (bottom left), and director Beck Cole (right)…

 

 

 

 

Their films Plains Empty, Green Bush, Nana, and The Lore of Love were screened for the event May 22. 

Maui Film Commissioner Benita Brazier spearheaded the event… 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For What It’s Worth Dept.: Some curious comments by Lost‘s Evangeline Lily from an MSN TV interview about filming in Hawaii. Asked if spending so much time in Hawaii “ruins” it as a lovely place to be, Lilly saidIt’s true, but you still recognize how lovely a place it is, and in some ways you realize more than a visitor would how lovely it is.

 


 

But, like anywhere in the world, every place has its downfalls and frustrations. At the same time as being an incredible place to live, it can be a place that makes you want to slit your throat sometimes. (Oahu) is a tiny, tiny, tiny island where there’s really nowhere to go. There’s no nightlife. It’s a very slow, relaxed culture, which is ideal when you’re on vacation because it forces you to relax and to stop and smell the roses. But when you’re working hard and you’re very, very busy, that can start to get frustrating.” Lilly goes on to say that what makes her crazy about living here is as ” a busy person who’s trying to efficiently run (my) life…everything around (me) is run inefficiently, that starts to eventually wear you down”…

 

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