Self taught, creative, enthusiastic and professional are among some of the words used to describe filmmaker/photographer, Kelvin Kinte. After working on "Straight Out of Brooklyn" in 1989, he went on to make his first feature film, "Gotta Be A Better Way (1991-1994)." The film was a finalist for the Gordon Park Film Awards for the Best Director. The film was shown at Clark Atlanta University and at the Mayfair Theatre, in Ottawa, Canada. He also worked as a special event photographer for IFP, The Independent Filmmaker Project, photographing Spike Lee, Ed Burns, and Martin Scorsese just to name a few. His other works are, "The Poets (2000-2001)," "What's Going On (2001)," "Reparation Now (2002)," "Unsung Heroes (2007)," "To Dance In Paradise (2008)," and photo books, "Eye on the Scene (2006)," "Japan (2012)." His next film promise to be his best yet, "The Girl From Harajuku" filmed in Tokyo, Japan and Oahu, HI, and shot with the new Blackmagic Cinema Camera in 2.5k.
Nice port and impressive profile! Thank you for the friend request, I'd love to work with you on a project someday, let me know if you plan to shoot on Kauai or need me for a project on the outer islands..
Commentary from the Grassroots Institute of Hawaii: The effort to improve Hawaii’s economy has taken an important step forward with the introduction of a series of resolutions supporting a limited exemption to the US-build requirement of the Jones Act. House Speaker Joseph Souki (D) was among the group who introduced HR 113 and HCR 153, which […]
Earlier today, a friend posted a disturbing picture of a dead dolphin that was wrapped up in some netting off the Kona Coast of Hawaii. I had to inquire more about this incident and this is what was told to me about the dead dolphin they encountered: It was a very sad encounter. To say […]
The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation will be closing Pi‘ihonua Gymnasium starting Monday, March 17, so it can renovate the popular Hilo facility located within Gilbert Carvalho Park. Pi‘ihonua Gymnasium is expected to be reopened at the end of May. County personnel will repair the gym’s floor, apply a fresh coating of protective […]
National Park Service (NPS) visitation figures released today show that 1,583,209 people visited Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park in 2013 – an increase of 6.7 percent from 2012 visitation statistics. “We are pleased to again report an increase of visitors eager to enjoy Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, a World Heritage Site,” said Park Superintendent Cindy Orlando. […]
The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s assistance after receiving a report of an unmanned adrift, black and grey inflatable dinghy offshore approximately two and a half miles west of Kaanapali, Maui, Monday. The passenger ferry Molokai Princess reported the dinghy adrift at approximately 7:45 a.m., and took it in tow back to Kaunakakai Harbor, […]