“HAWAII FIVE-0” & “DESCENDENTS” FILMING ALL OVER TOWN

“HAWAII FIVE-0” & “DESCENDENTS” FILMING ALL OVER TOWN




SOUL SURFER WRAPS SIX WEEKS OF FILMING










Oahu continues to be production central for the state with the CBS pilot Hawaii Five-0 and Fox Searchlight’s The Descendents practically bumping into one another with all the Town locations they’re using…







Len Wiseman, Hawaii Five-0 director



Five-0 is using the old Post Office on Richard’s Street as character Steve McGarrett’s (Alex O’Loughlin) headquarters and the Hawaii governor’s office in the same building…The production also shot at the Memorial of the Pacific, Punchbowl last week in a dramatic funeral scene for McGarrett’s father gunned down by organized crime members…



Also in the scene were McGarrett’s sister (Taryn Manning), Scott Caan who plays Danny “Danno” Williams) and Daniel Dae Kim as Chin Ho Kelly…Several off duty Honolulu Police Department officers were used in the scene paying their respects to the former senior McGarrett who had also been HPD…



James Marsten plays Steve McGarrett’s arch nemesis



James Marsters (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) plays McGarrett’s reoccurring arch-nemesis who is an international arms dealer and human trafficker named Victor Hesse…


Marsters has been a guest star in Torchwood, Smallville, Numb3rs, Lie to Me and most recently Caprica…CBS will make a decision in May whether or not to greenlight the series…


The pilot shoots today and tomorrow at Kualoa Ranch, Saturday sees second unit photography at Pier 41 in Honolulu Harbor, and first unit at Waimea Bay with several of the main actors, sources said…








The Descendents is moving along briskly with filming done last week at Queen’s Medical Center (see above) with George Clooney and his co stars Shailene Woodley and Nick Krause…A few days filming was done this week at the Nuuanu house that serves as Clooney’s character’s house. Check out Clooney meeting the goat on that property (below)…





The private residence reportedly has been rented for about two months, sources said…Descendents films on Oahu for about seven weeks before moving on to Kauai…



Clooney stars as a wealthy, distracted father forced to reconnect with his two young daughters after his wife is put into a vegetative state by a boating accident…



Clooney and director Alexander Payne discuss a scene for The Descendents







New cast members include Beau Bridges, Judy Greer (both above), Robert Forster, Mary BirdsongMatthew Lillard and Oscar nominee Robert Forster (Jackie Brown)…








Honolulu-based actor Troy Manandic (above) has had quite a year. The 27-year old actor  just wrapped playing a “Christian youth” on Sony Eentertainment’s Soul Surfer starring AnnaSophia Robb (above) and is now on the Five-0 pilot playing a surfer…In 2009 he appeared in the television movie Deadly Honeymoon, the feature Knots (both filmed on Oahu) and then an episode of Lost as an airline passenger…





The A to Z of Documentary and Non-Fiction Video Production



On Saturday, March 27 filmmaker Edgy Lee will lead a line-up of Oahu and Big Island documentary producers for an day-long workshop, “The A to Z of Documentary and Non-Fiction Video Production” at the University of the Nations in Kailua-Kona. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The seminar will cover important aspects pf making documentaries, including development, fund raising, production, editing, marketing and distribution…



Lee will kick off the discussions with an overview of how to produce programs for the national Public Broadcasting System (PBS) focusing on development, working with fundraisers, and storytelling. She’ll also discuss her pioneering enterprise, the Pacific Network, an internet television network with nine channels of programming…


The challenges and protocols of “Physical Production” will be covered by Keith Nealy, of Keith Nealy Productions, and Willy Navarro, head of the School of Digital Filmmaking at the University of the Nations. …Since moving to The Big Island 14 years ago, Keith has focused on producing films that take their inspiration from Hawaii’s rich cultural and historical landscape. He’s currently working on a documentary, Kindy Sproat: A Gift from the Heart about one the island’s most beloved musicians and storytellers..Nealy has the Big Island’s only RED Digital Cinema camera which he is using to record Hawaii Island landscape footage for another documentary he’s working on…


Navarro is a producer, director, and writer who has shot news stories and documentaries in over 30 countries. He has covered such diverse topics as street kids in Brazil and hurricane relief in Honduras…


Award-winning filmmaker Marlene Booth from Oahu will cover “Editing and Post-production,” focusing on rights management, clearances, and intellectual property rights issues. Her latest documentary, Pidgin: Voice of Hawaii, won the audience award in documentary filmmaking at the recent Hawaii International Film Festival and has aired on the Hawaii’s PBS station…


Oahu filmmakers Gerard Elmore and Mericia Palma will end the day with “Marketing and Distribution” of documentaries with a special emphasis on non-traditional methods of marketing and distribution. Elmore is the host of Hawaii Reel Stories on cable channel OC 16. His latest project, an independent feature film, All for Melissa, has received national distribution…


Palma is the founder of a content creation and marketing company, Left of Center, that helps media artists create, produce, and market their work. She co-produced All for Melissa and led the national distribution effort…


A panel discussion with the workshop speakers will end the day. Registration fees: $35 for professionals, $20 for students, with a light breakfast and lunch included. Advanced registration by March 23 is encouraged since space is limited. The Big Island Film Office, with assistance from video production companies Visionary Video and VIP Concepts, is sponsoring this program. For more information or to sign-up for the workshop, call 327-3663…



Carrie Underwood in Soul Surferr



Soul Surfer wrapped Tuesday on Oahu’s North Shore after 32 days of filming…It only took four years in the organizing and planning, and 11 rewrites of the bio pic about Kauai surfer Bethany Hamilton who survived a tiger shark attack nearly seven years ago…The film’s budget is $14.4 million…


The feature starred getting Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid, AnnaSophia Robb (as Hamilton), Kevin Sorbo, Craig T. Thomas, Lorraine Nicholson, and American Idol winner and country western star Carrie Underwood in her first feature role…


The edited film must be delivered to Sony in July with a theatrical release between August and Oct. 31, Halloween which is the seventh anniversary of the shark attack…


Hamilton’s best selling autobiography “Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board” will be expanded six chapters to include her on-set diary and sidebars by the actors. The book will be released in conjunction with the film’s release…Producer Dutch Hofstetter expects a Soul Surfer premier and screening to be held in Honolulu and on Kauai, respectively…







4 thoughts on ““HAWAII FIVE-0” & “DESCENDENTS” FILMING ALL OVER TOWN

  1. THANK THE LORD the movie has a release date! but one thing…
    why can’t bethany hamilton BE bethany hamilton? i mean, i kinda get the point, since she has a lot of surf competitions to do…
    and can the person who is starring as hamilton surf, or are they putting a green screen behind her? and how are they gonna show her without an arm?
    but overall, i cant wait to see it! =)

  2. just finished watching Stand By for Action on TCM and was visiting IMDb and noticed that one of the actors was named Tim Ryan. One thing I wish is that IMDb would spend some time and get pictures of the actors. Wondered if you would publish some of your dad’s photos from the movies somewhere. All the best…btw my dad was also Tim Ryan.

  3. Can’t wait to see the new Hawaii Five-0! With such fabulous cast, producers and writers on board it sounds like a winner!

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