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.
Hawaii State Senate President Donna Mercado Kim is filing her nomination papers to run in the 1st Congressional District race today. Kim will be flanked by friends and supporters as she takes the Oath and signs the paperwork to formally enter the race to represent Hawaii in Washington D.C. This will take place at the […]
The FBI has been combing my area of the Big Island (Puna District) looking for terrorist Daniel Andreas San Diego. If anyone in the Puna District is harboring him… I suggest you turn him in. See the Wikipedia entry below for more information about him. From Wikipedia: Daniel Andreas San Diego (born February 9, 1978) […]
A Honokaʻa man is in police custody in connection with a theft from a tourist’s rental car. Just after 1 p.m. Monday (March 10), a 58-year-old visitor from Henryville, Indiana, reported that as he was returning to his unlocked rental car parked near a shopping center in Honokaʻa, he saw a man leaning in through […]
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 […]