ALOHA DONOVAN AHUNA AND MAHALO

ALOHA DONOVAN AHUNA AND MAHALO

 

 

 

A MEMORIAL SERVICE

Tuesday, March 29 5-8 p.m.

Diamond Head Mortuary

 

 

 

 

Photo Provided by Eric Yanagi

Photo Provided by Eric Yanagi

 

 

 

Donovan Ahuna, business rep for IATSE Local 665 – the film, stage and television technicians – passed away Thursday after a long bout with cancer…He was 46..Ahuna became Local 665’s business agent in 2005…Ahuna passed away at the St. Francis Hospital hospice…

 

 

He is survived by his wife Corrine, his children Kalani, Donovan Jr., Dayne, Duke, and Darcy and four grandchildren Kailene, Dayne Jr., Lono, and Donovan III…

 

 

 

Henry Fordham III is acting business agent during Ahuna’s illness…

 

 

“Donovan was truly a great person and probably the best business agent IATSE ever had,” a colleague told Reel Hawaii. “There’s so many wonderful stories about him, and his sense of humor”…

 

 

Ahuna’s production career spanned more than two decades dating back to the 1980s when he got his first production job on Magnum, P.I., hired by Bruce Shurley, the show’s unit production manager… Following Magnum, Ahuna worked on a series of films, including Joe Versus the Volcano where he worked in Craft Service…He did the same job throughout his career that included Pearl Harbor, Planet of the Apes, Dragonfly, Punch-Drunk-Love, Windtalkers, and The Big Bounce

 

 

 

Perhaps the best comment a journalist can make about a subject/source is their honesty, promptness in returning calls, and significant information provided. Donovan Ahuna was all that for me during my stint at the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and later Hawaii Film & Video Magazine. Donovan always called me back…If he couldn’t talk about something he always explained why. And Donovan never backed away from controversy…”If I say it then I mean it and you can print it,” he told me….Donovan Ahuna will be missed…

 

 

 

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States and Canada, AFL-CIO, CLC, known as the I.A.T.S.E., chartered Hawaii’s “Mixed” Local 665 on June 7th, 1937...Today “Mixed” Local 665 has members who work not only as projectionists, stage hands and motion picture technicians but also on conventions and in the staging of musical concerts.

 


Whether you’re producing a stage play, a feature film, a television pilot or series, a rock ‘n roll concert, a convention or having the projected premiere of your latest multi million-dollar blockbuster, the technicians of the I.A.T.S.E., Local 665 will supply production with the work force…

 

 

REST IN PEACE DONOVAN

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “ALOHA DONOVAN AHUNA AND MAHALO

  1. Aloha Tim,
    I am one of Donovan’s brother in laws married ro his oldest living sister Doreen.I had the pleasure of working alongside Donovan during the 80’s,and have known him for 30 plus years.Mahalo for your beautiful tribute to a great brother.
    Richard.

    1. Mahalo Richard I just saw your Email. Donovan worked in a tough business but he was always the gentleman and as professional as they come. It was my pleasure to know hom. tim

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