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.
Jeffrey - my wife heard that same radio annoucement a few months ago and got an audition slot for my kids. But the more I thought about it, the more it started sounding fishy to me because it was unlike any of the casting calls that I had ever been to. I work for the Better Business Bureau, so I looked into it and it appears to be more of an opportunity for photographers to sell photography packages than an actual opportunity for kids to audition for Disney. In the end, they may be legit, but they are going to try to sell you something expensive along the way.