Hawaii Film Blog

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Hawaii Independents

Nathan Kurosawa's "The Ride" premiered at HIFF

Check out Michael Tsai's feature on indie films from Hawaii in today's Honolulu Advertiser. The article highlights films that will be showing at the LVHIFF and quotes the festival's exec director Chuck Boller as saying, "The quality of the local indies is extraordinary this year. Hawai'i has become a hotbed of filmmaking because everyone is so supportive of each other. They all work on each other's projects, sort of like a big film school, and the bar keeps getting raised higher and higher."

The festival's "Hawaii Panorama" showcases have been launching points for filmmakers like Nathan Kurosawa ("The Ride") and James Sereno ("Silent Years"), and have offered a consistent venue for established documentarians like Stephanie Castillo ("Simple Courage," "An Untold Triumph"), who will show "Remember the Boys" this year, a film about Filipino American soldiers in WWII.

See my previous post for more info on the Hawaii films screening at HIFF this year: Hawaii Film Panorama at LVHIFF

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