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.
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