LAHAINA’S FRONT STREET SLAMMED TODAY BY HOLLYWOOD “TSUNAMI”

LAHAINA’S FRONT STREET SLAMMED TODAY BY HOLLYWOOD “TSUNAMI”



SOUL SURFER FEATURE FILM NEEDS UNION AND NON-UNION BACKGROUND EXTRAS






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Director Clint Eastwood with co star Cecile De France today in Lahaina, Maui



By the time you read this Clint Eastwood’s supernatural-themed Hereafter (Warner Bros.) has taken over a large section of Lahaina’s Front Street for filming in unquestionably Maui’s biggest production in more than a decade….Eastwood is directing the three days of filming which ends Friday…







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The production’s crew numbers more than 60 with more than 70 local extras…The Maui segment is the opening sequence of Hereafter with Belgian actress Cecile De France portraying a French journalist visiting an unnamed tropical island is threatened by a tsunami while  shopping…The tidal wave will be included in the film using visual effects, several sources said…

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ccording to published reports, the tsunami chases De France along Front Street who will be shown struggling to stay alinve underwater…




A section of Front Street was closed at 6 last night until 7 p.m. today but will be open to pedestrians…Some scenes were shot yesterday at a Kaanapali resort. Filming tomorrow is at sets that show the aftermath of the tidal wave built on private property in Kapalua…




Hereafter’s screenwriter is  Peter Morgan. Steven Spielberg is executive producer. Kathleen Kennedy, who has filmed several movies in Hawaii, is a producer…




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The Hereafter production, which has been on Maui since early December is spending  on Maui $4 million to $6 million…De France (below right) sits with actor Jessica Griffiths



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SOUL SURFER AUDITIONS FOR UNION AND NON-UNION BACKGROUND EXTRAS!




There’s an open call sign up on Saturday at the  Turtle Bay Resort’s Sunset Room on Oahu’s North Shore from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Also needed are Thai children and/or children to portray Thai-looking children five years to 12 years old and adults 20 years old to 60m years old with a Thai look…Bring a current photo to this audition…for more information send Email to soulsurferextras@gmail.com…



Soul Surfer’s six weeks of  filming begins Jan. 25…



Soul Surfer stars AnnaSophia Robb…Director of photography is John Leonetti. This is not Leonetti’s first Hawaii filming. He was DP for the Hawaii teleivision series Raven and focus puller on the MOW Blood and Orchids



Soul Surfer is based on true story of competitive teen surfer and shark attack survivor Bethany Hamilton who lost her left arm and returned to surfing…




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Photos by jai Mansson



As reported last week in Reel Hawaii, the battleship USS Missouri last Friday was filmed in various areas of Pearl Harbor as part of Universal Pictures $150-million film Battleship in the early stages of development. The production team worked with the USS Missouri Memorial Association, the non-profit organization that owns and operates the ship as a memorial and historic attraction in Pearl Harbor, to take advantage of the 887-foot, 54,000-ton Mighty Mo’s availability after the ship’s return from drydock yesterday and before the grand re-opening of the Battleship Missouri Memorial on Jan. 30…






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The Missouri was towed by the tugboat Jimmy Smith. The battleship was maneuvered outside Pearl Harbor and then returned to the pier to rejoin the USS Arizona Memorial along Battleship Row this afternoon….



The Battleship production is expected to film on Oahu for at least two months in August…The film is directed by Peter Berg





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