Hawaii Filmmakers

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Digital Edge Hawaii
Makai Studios
Studio Space


Discussion Forum

Cinematography Symposium

Started by Cheri Isabella Sep 5, 2012.

film workshops

Started by Pacific New Media May 18, 2011.


Started by Martin Troy Mar 28, 2011.

Filmmaker Magazine Blogs

“I Always Try to Find Something Better”: Nuri Bilge Ceylan on Winter Sleep

Over the course of his seven feature films – the last five of which have won prizes at Cannes – the Turkish filmmaker and photographer Nuri Bilge Ceylan has moved from a dramaturgy primarily based in photography (in films such as 2002’s Distant) to one based firmly in screenwriting, as in the elegant structure and dialogues of 2011’s Once Upon a Time in Anatolia. This development as a screenwriter has been accomplished in tandem with his wife, Ebru Ceylan, with whom he has co-written the last three films. Nuri Bilge Ceylan was trained first as a chemical and then electrical […]

Trailer Watch: Peter Strickland’s The Duke of Burgundy

One of my would-be favorites of 2014 — it comes out next month — finally has a trailer. The Duke of Burgundy, Peter Strickland’s follow-up to the giallo homage Berberian Sound Studio, displays some of the best uses of repetition since Jacques Rivette. What begins as a fetishistic case of master and servant becomes increasingly murky as roles and hierarchy are blurred, then challenged. It’s a viewing experience that handily rewards the uninitiated so I won’t say much more, just that Sundance Selects will release it on January 23, and you’d do best to see it on a wide screen with surround sound.

10 Tips and Observations on Pitching Documentaries from the IDFA Forum

The 27th annual International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) is one of the largest and most prestigious documentary film festivals in the world. Beyond being just a festival, though, for the past 22 years IDFA has hosted a networking and business-oriented pitch session, the IDFA Forum, where selected documentary filmmakers have an opportunity to meet with an array of commissioning editors from around the world (with a high concentration of European broadcasters, naturally). Over the course of nearly three full days, commissioners sit around small round tables or in a large auditorium arena and weigh in on project pitches while […]

Advice for Documentary Filmmakers from the Pitching Forum at CPH:DOX

CPH:DOX, which wrapped its 2015 edition last month, is like a strange dream. That dream where you wake up and everyone understands that artistically motivated documentaries (frankly, the weirder the better) have a place, have meaning and are celebrated. The festival’s pitch forum, CPH:FORUM, is no exception. Coming up on its fourth year, it is the home of the eccentric doc sibling. The one that confounds and delights, and maybe has broadcast potential, but maybe could also play in an art gallery. In its beautiful peculiarity, the CPH:DOX forum stands out strongly from most of the other pitch forums that […]

Trailer Watch: Paul Harrill’s Something, Anything

Best not to spoil the twists and turns of Paul Harrill’s Something, Anything, and the trailer for his drama is accordingly cagey. All you need to know: Harrill’s well-received debut drama follows a newlywed bride in the wake of tragedy as she tries to rebuild her life through a program of ascetism. The next film in IFP’s “Screen Forward” series starts screening January 9th; more information here. For a little more background, check out the essay Harrill wrote for us last year.

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Comment by Alvin Kirk Love on March 3, 2011 at 11:06am

I am looking for writers and producers to help with a movie that is stuck in my head. I am not a writer but if I was the movie would have been out by now.

Comment by Teddy Wells on February 11, 2011 at 1:40pm
Seminar with Cinematographer Ron Garcia and Crew
February 12, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Manoa Campus, Art Auditorium

Come meet the camera crew for Hawaii 5-0!

Director of Photography (DP) Ron Gracia and his 1st and 2nd camera assistants discuss their work.  Topics include the difference between film and digital cameras in the production environment for both television and film.  The pros and cons of shooting with two cameras simultaneously.  The best use of the Canon 5D, Canon 1D MK IV, and the Sony EX3. A discussion of the work flow between film and digital image processing.

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Pacific New Media, Outreach College and Academy for Creative Media, Manoa Campus

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Comment by Teddy Wells on November 21, 2010 at 5:03pm
Aloha fellow HAN members,

I'm hoping this email finds everyone in good health and spirits. As you all know, we will soon have a new administration in office. This is a great opportunity to show them that we are ready to support the efforts to reinstate the Hawaii film office and encourage films to continue coming to Hawaii. This year the Hawaii film industry has generated a record amount of revenue for the entire state. We really need the film industry to continue growing so ALL Hawaii businesses will remain in business.

Please join us in this grass roots movement to fertilize and activate the Hawaii film industry on Friday, December 17, 2010. We need EVERYONE that makes up the Hawaii film industry to join in as we lobby to keep films coming to Hawaii in order that we are able to move towards having a self sustained film industry providing more and more opportunity for our local filmmakers. We will need volunteers and organizers to help with the efforts of this rally.

If you want to see this industry grow then we need your support! Acting coaches, talent agencies, filmmakers, photographers, actors, casting directors, film festival organizers, props department, teamsters and union members are being called into action. When the time comes that our new administration takes a look at restoring the Hawaii film office, they need to have an idea as to how many people their decisions affect. In order to make a difference, we need to come together in UNITY and agree on this together. Go to the HAN rally event and let us know that you will be there.

We will need help with the following:
1. Sign makers
2. Water and/or juices
3. Transportation/carpool organizers
4. Sponsorship for HAN t-shirts
5. Sponsorship for snacks
6. Lots of smiling faces! :)

If you have an idea as to how we can make this a complete success, we would love to hear from you! Email us
Together we stand, divided we fall!!!
"Either you're in, or you're in the way!"
Comment by cousin isaac on November 6, 2010 at 1:19pm
Hey all,
I Just moved to Honolulu and joined HAN so I'd like to introduce myself in the hopes of landing some paying gigs here. About me:
I've made a few shorts, have the rough draft of a feature length screenplay written, I do design and a web programming and I compose music for sync licensing. If I can be of service in any of those regards, please let me know.


Cousin Isaac
Comment by Teddy Wells on October 24, 2010 at 9:11pm
And the productions just keep on coming!
Comment by Shawn Lathrop on October 23, 2010 at 6:29pm
Will do Teddy
Comment by Teddy Wells on October 23, 2010 at 2:03pm
Please add a Hawaii Actors Network link to your websites. Working together to help each other.
Comment by Teddy Wells on October 11, 2010 at 8:25pm
As Hawaii's film industry is growing, it would be very nice to be represented in as many places as possible. This will keep us in the forefront while we are on the world stage. If you are a HAN member and have your own personal website, please add a Hawaii Actors Network link on to your website.
Thank You
Comment by Shawn Lathrop on September 24, 2010 at 8:21am
Aloha Filmmakers! Here is a link to my acting website where you can watch some film clips of mine and leave comments if you'd like.

Comment by Teddy Wells on August 20, 2010 at 10:25am


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