INDIE “UNDER THE BLOOD-RED SUN” IN PRE PRODUCTION

INDIE “UNDER THE BLOOD-RED SUN” IN PRE PRODUCTION













Update: This project has been temporarily delayed…



An internship is available with Redhead Productions, which is in pre-production for an adaptation of Graham Salisbury’s novel on the Pearl Harbor attack, “Under the Blood-Red Sun.” Contact Prof. Joel Moffett <moffett@hawaii.edu> for application details. The notice appeared in today’s UH Manoa Academy for Creative Media newsletter…


Redhead Productions is run by notable director Dana Hankins


The company’s website describes the story as: Torn between his love of all things American and the traditional ways of his parents and grandparents, a young Japanese American boy comes of age during the political upheaval of WWII”…1941 is a time of increasing confusion for Tomi Nakaji, 13, who lives on the island of Oahu. As if his gruff, stroke-slowed grandfather, who insists on waving his Japanese flag around the yard, isn’t enough, he has to contend with Keet Wilson, the bully next door. From a treetop, Tomi and his haole (white) best friend, Billy, witness in disbelief the bombing of Pearl Harbor.Tomi finds the horrors personalized as his father, a poor fisherman, and later his grandfather, are arrested and his father’s fishing partner is killed. Tomi assumes responsibility for the family honor and katana, or samurai sword.  He faces his fears and becomes assertive enough to stand up to Keet without besmirching his family’s honor and risks his life to see his imprisoned father…


The novel won the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction, the Oregon Book Award, Hawaii’s Nene Award, and the California Young Reader Medal…




Pacific New Media’s spring film and video workshops includes  “Behind the Scenes: On Location in Hawaii” taught by former Hawaii Film Office commissioner Donne Dawson. The workshop will be held Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The one-day workshop covers how to navigate the state system including cultural and environmental issues as they pertain to filming in the Islands….



Fore more information visit http://www.outreach.hawaii.edu/pnm/programs/2011/EVENT-L11334.asp

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