Cameras roll in Makaha for surf soap
AND THEY said it wouldn't last! The third season of "Beyond the Break" will begin shooting in Makaha this week, featuring veteran TV stars such as David Chokachi
and Tiffany Hines
, as well as a few local residents who land roles as extras. Last year, students in Waianae High School's Searider Productions had the opportunity to work on the set. Fourteen half-hour episodes will air in early 2008 on The N, the nighttime network for teens.
Joelle-Lyn Sarte and Randee Ching will receive $1,250 each from the University of Hawaii's Academy for Creative Media (www.hawaii.edu/acm) to produce their short films "Home Again" and "One Time Dis Magic Guy," respectively. The grant is the result of the newly created Women's Filmmaker Initiative to give underrepresented voices a chance to be heard. Sartre and Ching were selected in a competition sponsored by the University's Diversity and Equity initiative.
One of the Top 3 shows ever filmed in Hawaii continues to attract national attention, and not just for its unparalleled star and setting. Cars.com selected the Ferrari 308 GTS from "Magnum, P.I." as one of the 10 most memorable cars on television. Though the list did not seem to be in ranking order, Tom Selleck's red ride was fourth, behind the "Knight Rider" Pontiac TransAm, the "Dukes of Hazzard" Dodge Charger and the Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine, and just ahead of the Batmobile.
MAUI filmmaker Kenneth K. Martinez Burgmaier will produce and direct a documentary film about the Aloha Music Camp on Molokai this week. Footage will feature Auntie Nona Beamer and her son, Keola Beamer, as well as the music, hula, chant and talk-story classes offered in the curriculum.
ATTENTION young filmmakers: Don't forget The Rotary Club of Honolulu's Student Peace Video Competition. The deadline is April 1, and the grand prize is $2,000. For information visit www.hawaiistudentfilmfestival.org.
The Center for Southeast Asian Studies at UH is taking advantage of Hawaii's gateway position between Asia and Hollywood. The first Southeast Asian film subtitling course has officially begun. Students are composing English subtitles for films in Thai, Filipino, Indonesian, Malay, Vietnamese, Cambodian and Burmese. Program director Paul Rausch hopes this will expand the range of films coming out of Southeast Asia and provide students with practical skills for future employment.
Debates about "Maui Fever" continue to rage, with a story in the Maui News about MTV's "shock" over reaction to the show. Perhaps that shock is really a grin as they laugh all the way to the ratings bank amid the media frenzy.