"Aloha! My name is Jess Bryden. For the past decade I have worked in Los Angeles as an editor, director and visual effects supervisor on countless films and television productions. I moved to Oahu last year to pursue writing and directing a feature…"
Aloha! My name is Jess Bryden. For the past decade I have worked in Los Angeles as an editor, director and visual effects supervisor on countless films and television productions. I moved to Oahu last year to pursue writing and directing a feature film called “Spirit of Fire”. The movie is a tragic Romeo and Juliet style romance set in South America during a civil war. The movie is also a spiritual journey into the world of the Amazon. I realized that Hawaii is the perfect place to make this movie and has so much beauty to showcase. I have fallen in love with the spirit and energy of the people and environment here.
Having finished a year of writing and pre-production, I am shooting a low-budget trailer and several complete scenes to help facilitate the sale of the film, after which time I will be returning here to film the complete feature. I have a team of visual effects artists and several producers still in Los Angeles who are working with me on this project already.
Here is a link to my demo reel if you would like to check out some of my previous work:
Are you available any days between August 10th through 14th? I need actors with stunts, martial arts, fighting, tumbling, free running, Parkour or military experience. We will be filming hand-to-hand combat, martial arts, jungle chases, gunfights and a variety of other scenes. I will probably need you for one full day or perhaps a day and a half.
According to Defense News one of the former Hawaii superferries will be put into service in the Western Pacific: Q. What is the rationale for counting Joint High-Speed Vessels (JHSVs)? A. JHSVs would be a support ship. An important connector. In peacetime, they’re going to be operating forward supporting Navy Expeditionary Combat Command and riverine […]
Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old Hilo girl who was reported missing (AGAIN). Brianna Kehaulani Freitas-Jones was last seen in Hilo on February 26. She is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-7, 130 pounds with green eyes and long brown hair. Police ask that anyone with information on her whereabouts call the Police Department’s non-emergency […]
The Hawaiʻi Police Department will hold a community meeting at noon on Tuesday, March 18, at the Naʻalehu Community Center. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the public to meet the Police Department’s command staff and to discuss concerns with the police chief and commanders who oversee police operations in the Kaʻū District. […]
The HI-PAL Click It or Ticket Elementary and Intermediate School Championships were held this past weekend, March 8-9, at Carvalho Park in Hilo. The Waiākea Titans finished the tournament with a 4-0 record to claim the Elementary Division championship for 4th through 6th graders. Members of the Titans include Davin Amar Jr, Kiaʻi Apele, Makana […]
Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a coroner’s inquest case in connection with human remains found in South Kohala. At approximately 5:30 p.m. Monday (March 10) detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section located human remains on vacant land between Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway and Puakō Beach Drive. An autopsy has been ordered to determine the […]