DESCENDANTS SET TO FILM MARCH 15 ON OAHU

DESCENDANTS SET TO FILM MARCH 15 ON OAHU



U’s BATTLESHIP HAWAII FILMED POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER?


CBS NIXES ANY MEDIA COVERAGE OF HAWAII FIVE-0 PILOT!





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The much anticipated feature film Descendants starring George Clooney and Academy Award winning director Alexander Payne (above) begins some seven weeks of filming on Oahu March 15…The film from a novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings and screenplay by Nat Faxon is a family drama about a newly widowed father – the descendant of landowners and one of the richest men on Oahu – who takes off with his two rebellious daughters to track down his wife’s lover on the island of Kauai….



Descendants also will film on Kauai for three to four weeks beginning in May…



Cast also includes Shailene Woodley as Alexandra, one of Clooney’s two daughters, Mary Birdsong (below left) as Kai, and Nick Krause as Sid…



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Producers are Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, and Jim Talor, and co producer George Parra who is also line producer…Phedon Papamichael is cinematographer…Hawaii crew include Rene Confair as production supervisor and Ashley C. Smith, travel and shipping coordinator. Mads Hansen is assistant production manager…






Production company is ATC Productions; distributor is Fox Searchlight Pictures…





















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Hawaii sources say that Universal Pictures mega-bucks as in $150-million-plus feature Battleship will not film in Hawaii until late this year and likely in November…The film to be directed by Peter Berg was looking at a Hawaii filming this summer…A Universal spokesperson couldn’t confirm a film start date saying it’s “too soon to tell dates (or) timing”…



The push reflects a change in opening dates from July 2011 to May 25, 2012…According to Universal, “the film was moved to give it the time and resources to thoroughly realize its huge-scale ambitions and position it for Memorial Day weekend in 2012″…The U describes the film as a massive Naval adventure across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force”…



The water-based epic action adaptation of the board game Battleship will not be filmed in 3D despite rumors to the contrary, Los Angeles sources said…The Hurt Locker’s Jeremy Renner is in talks to star in the film…




Principal casting is being done in Los Angeles by Linda Lowy and John Brace at 4151 Prospect Ave., Cottages, Room 105, L.A., CA 90027…Extras casting has not yet been announced…





CBS SAYS KAPU FOR MEDIA COVERAGE OF HAWAII FIVE-0 PILOT


Certainly one of Hawaii’s most beloved and cherished series, the CBS network and studio producing the Hawaii Five-0 pilot set to start filming next Monday are declaring no media for the pilot…No reason was given…


What a difference 13 years makes since the last Hawaii Five-0 rebirth was shot here starring Gary Busey and directed by Stephen J. Cannell. That production not only invited news media to the first day of filming but also arranged interviews during the rest of the shoot…







HEY ALL YOU LYCHEE THIEVES PRODUCTION “FAMILY MEMBERS!”





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The indie has been accepted into the Sacramento International Film Festival, New Filmmakers L.A. at Sunset Gower Studios,and the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. Lychee Thieves also was screened to a huge crowd at Vassar College. One comment during a Q&A there was that the killing of the lychee tree was much more devastating than the destruction of the enormous (CGI) tree in Avatar!…



Lychee Thieves is a short dramatic film directed and written by Kathleen Man that centers on four local characters on O’ahu (Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese and Caucasian), who clash over a miraculously bountiful lychee tree.


Writer/director Man was raied on Oahu and has produced and directed several award winning films and currently teaches narrative and documentary filmmaking at Vassar College. The film explores the often humorous, and sometimes contentious, interactions among the culturally and ethnically diverse inhabitants of Hawai’i. A slice-of-life drama, Lychee Thieves raises questions about our personal responsibility to others and to the land we share…


Lychee Thieves was filmed in August and September on  O’ahu. One month later, an advance cut of the film was screened at the Hawaii International Film Festival. It was then given repeat screenings in the “Best of the Shorts” program in October and in the traveling program in Hilo in November.  The final version of the film was completed in February….






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Localite Angela Laprete (above left with Mann) served as producer…Stephen Gyllenhaal is executive producer…














One thought on “DESCENDANTS SET TO FILM MARCH 15 ON OAHU

  1. I find it quite strange that CBS has closed the set to the media without giving a reason and now fired the security company without a reason… I smell something ‘fishy’ going on…

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