Hawaii Film Blog

Monday, June 26, 2006

"Superman"'s Hawaii Connection

Director Bryan Singer is flanked by UH interns Matt Ortiz, Chrystal Jameson, Penrod-Ronson Akina, and Nelson Quan on the set of "Superman Returns" [Photo: David James/Nelson Quan]

Most people know that "Superman Returns" will hit theaters this week, but most people don't know that the film has a strong Hawaii connection. The producer of the $200-million blockbuster is none other than local boy Chris Lee, founder of UH's Academy for Creative Media (ACM) and former production prez at Columbia/Tri-Star. Lee brought Hawaii with him to the film's Australia set in the form of four ACM interns--Penrod-Ronson Akina, Chrystal Jameson, Matt Ortiz and Nelson Quan--who got to experience what it's like to work on a huge Hollywood flick.

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