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Comment by Jessica McFarlin on July 20, 2017 at 12:41am

In October I will be teaching a course to physicians on the Big Island at a Neuro Critical Care National Meeting.  I am trying to hire two actors to act as “patients” in order to help teach communication to the participants.   The event is about 3 hours with about 3 hours of prep time as well.  We are able to pay an hourly rate for actors.  The event with be at the Waikaloa Marriot. Please contact me at for more information.  

Comment by Richard M. Gonzalez on July 17, 2017 at 4:13pm

GIFilms casting Female Lead for latest production BULLITT and the Eye of the VORTEX! Filming in West Hawaii. email resume to

Comment by Beverly Holloway Casting on October 7, 2016 at 2:40pm


Kona Snow Productions and Honua Studios is

now casting for the upcoming SAG FEATURE FILM


Our story is set in the coffee fields of Kona in the 1920's so we want to include lots of local talent!


Casting Director: Beverly Holloway


October 9th 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Honua Studios

73-4855 Kanalani St.

Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

See the link below for more information on Sunday's casting call. If you are not able to attend in person but are interested in submitting for the project, please email headshot, resume, reel (if you have one) and let us know where you are located and whether you are able to work local to Kona and/or Hilo areas on the Big Island. The email for submissions is:


Comment by Kirby Wright on October 5, 2015 at 4:16pm

Looking for Hawaiian Man to play part of a chief in play set during the time of Capt. Cook. Must be 27-45, muscular, have at least 50% Hawaiian blood, have acting experience (reel), and possess a working knowledge of the Hawaiian language and history. Pay negotiable. Please contact me at: kibs33 at yahoo dot com for further details. Stage presence vital for this production.

Comment by Hawaii Film Industry on April 15, 2015 at 12:02am


Ten Chefs Help Celebrate Ten Years of Big Island Film Festival Action


For immediate release


KOHALA COAST, HAWAI‘I—Big Island Film Festival at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai‘i (BIFF), announces the chef-movie lineup for its fun new foodie event, “Taste of the Movies,” taking place Friday, May 22, 2015 at The Shops at Mauna Lani, 5-7 p.m. For BIFF’s tenth anniversary, ten of the island’s top chefs will present creative takes on movie themes in an open-air “dine-around” to kick off support for the next decade of BIFF.


Tickets include food tastings, beverage tastings from Kona Brewing Company, Pau Maui Vodka, Hanaiali’i Merlot and others, plus a ticket to Friday evening’s double feature at The Fairmont Orchid Hawai‘i Plantation Estate (near tennis courts), with complimentary parking.


Slated to star in “Taste of the Movies” are:

  • Ruth's Chris Steak House, Chef Darcy Ambrosio, "The Wild, Wild West"
  • Tommy Bahama, Chef Stennis Hirayama, "The Rum Diary"
  • Outrageous Food and Events, Chef David Paul Johnson, "Chocolat"
  • Under the Bodhi Tree, Chef Stephen Rouelle, "Everything is Illuminated"
  • Monstera Noodles & Sushi, Chef Norio Yamamoto, "Spicy Tuna"
  • The Blue Room Brasserie and Bar, Chef Eric Rouelle, "Princess Kai‘uilani"
  • Pueo's Osteria, Chef James Babian, "Under the Tuscan Sun"
  • Sansei Seafood, Steak and Sushi Bar, Chef Scott Lutey, "The Fishing Club"
  • Tropics Ale House, Chef Keola Valdez, "The Hunger Games"
  • The Feeding Leaf, Chef Scott Hiraishi, "Charlotte’s Web"


“We started talking about ‘Taste of the Movies’ last year,” said Executive Director Leo Sears. “Working with Chef David Paul Johnson at Outrageous Food & Events, we were all inspired by how many great movies feature food in some way. It’s a terrific fit, the chefs are excited, and I think the audience is going to be really happy with the experience of ‘Taste.’”


Tickets to “Taste of the Movies” are $75 per person, available by calling 883-0394 in advance. Space is limited and online sales are not available.


“What people might not realize, is that our filmmakers and celebrities attend these events and love interacting with the people who live here. It’s part of the total package of BIFF,” said Sears. “Amy Hanaiali’i will be pouring her wine, and we have Will Estes who plays Tom Selleck’s son on ‘Blue Bloods’ coming in for the festival, and Arielle Kebbel of ‘Vampire Diaries.’ You never know who you’re standing next to at BIFF events like this one.”


The “talk story” film festival, BIFF is a celebration of films and filmmaking at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai‘i and The Shops at Mauna Lani, May 21-25.  The five-day schedule includes free family films at The Shops at Mauna Lani, daytime movies and nightly double features with no-host bar and pupus at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai‘i—in addition to celebrity social events, workshops and more. Closing night Best of the Fest features The Rough Riders in concert: Henry Kapono, John Cruz and Brother Noland—all three BIFF alumni. Best of the Fest includes a silent auction for Fisher House at Tripler Army Medical Center, and a portion of each ticket sold goes to Hawaii Island Food Basket.


Major sponsors include The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai‘i and The Shops at Mauna Lani and Hawai‘i Tourism Authority/Hawai‘i County CPEP. For complete schedule information and tickets, visit

Comment by Shawn Lathrop on March 17, 2015 at 8:11pm


From the Studio on the Big Island of Hawaii that brought you Bullitt and the Curse of the Blood Ring and Bullitt and the Mystery of the Devil's Root now brings the newest Bullitt adventure to the screen in GIFilms production of PROJECT Z.

Starring Richard Gonzalez as BULLITT, Karen Rose as Lesley Carlton, Shawn Lathrop as Detective Skip Pearson, Jeff Guilloz, Roger Souther, Dick Hershberger, Scott W. Ordway Jr., Gene Gold, Anthony Ramirez, Amber Brose, David Dukevares, Doiron Caceres, Rosalind Canite, Sam Choy, Elijah Gonzalez- Cothran, and Jim Donovan and Dr. Zimmerman.

Story by Stanley Sergeant
Screenplay by Rockwood - Richard Gonzalez - Karen Rose

Comment by Ken Love on May 2, 2014 at 6:02am

Hi Roxanne, What day or days or is it daze when this happens.


Comment by Roxanne Fox on May 1, 2014 at 10:34pm
Jam Session!
The Alohahas Big Island Improv Comedy Troupe.
Whether you are Actor or Audience
Come play or watch
King Kamehameha Mall
Comment by Shawn Lathrop on December 11, 2013 at 11:32pm
Comment by Roxanne Fox on July 23, 2013 at 1:40am

If you dying for something to exercise those acting muscles Audition Workshop on the Big Island! produced by Aloha Performing Arts Company and taught by yours truly. This Sunday, July 28th, from 2-5 pm. 


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