Browsed by
Month: August 2009

LYCHEE THIEVES WRAPS THIS WEEK

LYCHEE THIEVES WRAPS THIS WEEK

Lychee I It’s a bit unusual even on a independent film when the cast and crew start eating the main prop. But no one on Lychee Thieves, the indie written and directed by Hawaii born and raised Kathleen Man (right), seemed to mind since the oh-so-ripe lychees that were being picked for two days of filming at a cozy Kaneohe home would have just gone to waste after their 15 minutes of fame. So there was Man, co producer Matt…

Read More Read More

LOST & HIFF COME TOGETHER FOR ALOHA SEASON CELEBRATION

LOST & HIFF COME TOGETHER FOR ALOHA SEASON CELEBRATION

TAX INCENTIVES INCREASE IN NORTH CAROLINA & TAHITI GOOD TO KNOW: North Carolina governor Bev Perdue has signed Senate Bill 943 that allows production companies a 25-percent tax credit for film projects in North Carolina, up from the previous credit of 15 percent. The bill also sets minimum spending and hiring requirements for qualifying film companies working in the state. “This legislation will help grow our $91 million motion picture industry, preserve and create thousands of jobs and increase investments in yet…

Read More Read More

INK DROPS “STAR” IN HIFF TRAILER; OH, AND DANIEL DAE KIM

INK DROPS “STAR” IN HIFF TRAILER; OH, AND DANIEL DAE KIM

DDaniel Dae Kim as Chi with “writers block” With the annual Hawaii International Film Festival in October rapidly approaching, it’s trailer time again with several members of Hawaii’s production community and actors, including Lost’s Daniel Dae Kim and models Eric and Kimi Chun all donating their time. Two days of filming was completed Friday at Island Film Group/HMI’s Halawa Valley Studios. The studio facility was provided without charge…All the crew working on the trailer donated their time and equipment… Props…

Read More Read More

“HONEYMOON” FOR ISLAND FILM GROUP & MARVISTA IN HONOLULU

“HONEYMOON” FOR ISLAND FILM GROUP & MARVISTA IN HONOLULU

THE HONEYMOON JUST IN: Island Film Group, owned and operated by Rick Galindez (l) and Roy Tjioe, will partner again with MarVista Entertainment on a project that begins filming in late September on Oahu for as long as 15 days. Filming of the $3-million cruise ship murder mystery The Honeymoon currently is slated to begin Sept. 28. Preproduction begins right after Labor Day… The production needs to film some scenes on a cruise ship so if one cannot be arranged in…

Read More Read More

“DESCENDANTS’ EXECS SCOUT HI FOR EARLY 2010 FILMING

“DESCENDANTS’ EXECS SCOUT HI FOR EARLY 2010 FILMING

PRODUCTION UPDATE: Director Alexander Payne (Sideways) and executives from Fox Searchlight have been scouting Hawaii for about seven days in preparation for an “early 2010” filming of  The Descendants on Oahu and possibly the Neighbor Islands, especially Kauai where part of the story takes place…Payne (above) has told his production team that the filming will start at the beginning of 2010. Payne, who is rewriting the screenplay, returned to Los Angeles yesterday…The book The Descendants is written by Oahu resident…

Read More Read More

HAWAII INDIE CREWS SHARE ALOHA

HAWAII INDIE CREWS SHARE ALOHA

NEWS ALERT! The Hawaii Film Office will not be closed. That doesn’t necessarily mean there may not be some personnel restructuring but the office which is critical to Hawaii’s growing film industry will not be shuttered, a highly placed source told Reel News. More details today in Reel News. NEWS ALERT Every once in a while – and more often than most outside the production community know – Hawaii’s crew and executives  step forward offering their time and skills to…

Read More Read More

JERRY BRUCKHEIMER’S COOLER KINGS PILOT IS A GO ON OAHU

JERRY BRUCKHEIMER’S COOLER KINGS PILOT IS A GO ON OAHU

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER JERRY BRUCKHEIMER Jerry Bruckheimer‘s/Warner Bros. Cooler Kings pilot for A&E plans to film on Oahu in late September for 15 days, including 12 days of principal photography. A preliminary scout on Oahu is scheduled the end of the month; according to Los Angeles and Hawaii sources preproduction could start Sept. 8, the day after Labor Day. Budget reportedly is just over $2 million… The challenge for the producers of Cooler Kings and the Soul Surfer feature film will…

Read More Read More

ONE KINE DAY ROLLS IN WAIMANALO

ONE KINE DAY ROLLS IN WAIMANALO

———————————————————————– One Kine Day – written and directed by Chuck Mitsui – is smoothly rolling along through its final week of filming all on Oahu’s Windward side. The production wraps Friday, Aug. 14…The $1-million indie first created by Mitsui some nine years ago is on schedule, on budget, has brought back to Hawaii some local actors – Julia Nickson and Janel Parrish – to co star in the production while also giving some major breaks to local hopefuls like Nalu Boersma,…

Read More Read More

TNT’S “WEDDING DAY” MAKES COUPLE’S DREAM WEDDING COME TRUE ON MAUI

TNT’S “WEDDING DAY” MAKES COUPLE’S DREAM WEDDING COME TRUE ON MAUI

Southern California residents Tyra Moe and Richard Hidalgo received the destination wedding of their dreams on Maui last September and TNT’s new reality show Wedding Day, a Mark Burnett/Dreamworks Production, captured the couple’s romantic journey in a one-hour Hawaii episode that airs Saturday, Aug. 8 at 6 a.m. HDT…The show features the Maui wedding and a special visit to Kaua‘i…Tyra is a firefighter and Richard is a lifeguard; both in Imperial Beach, CA…Their lifestyles are so chaotic and demanding they had conceded their dream wedding…

Read More Read More

%d bloggers like this: