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Friday, September 15, 2006

Local Indie Feature "The Hidden Battle" Screens 9/20

Two male angels battle two female demons in Jeff Katts' upcoming feature

When Jeff Katts described how he made his new feature film "The Hidden Battle" to the Star-Bulletin, he could have been talking about how almost any Hawaii indie film is made: "The technical crew was made up mostly of me...We'd just go out and do it guerilla style, always pressed for time. I took it upon myself to direct, shoot and do some lighting when needed. It was challenging, but we were able to pull off the problem-solving needed during the shoots."

"Scrappy" is the first word that comes to mind for most of our local indie film productions, which are characterized by skeleton crews, video format, and shooting around day jobs on nights and weekends.

Conceived, shot, edited, and completed entirely on Oahu, Katts' "The Hidden Battle" is to be the first in a Matrix-like trilogy about angels and demons battling over human souls. Katts opted to skip the film festival route in favor of "four-walling" it--that is, renting out a local theater for a special limited screening. "The Hidden Battle" will have two screenings only:

DATE: Wednesday, 9/20
TIMES: 6:30pm and 8:45pm
PLACE: Regal Dole Cannery Theatres
COST: $7 (tickets can only be purchased just prior to the screenings from a table set up near the main box office)

For more information, see

>> Filmmaker fights for his ‘Battle’ [Hnl Star-Bulletin, 9/15/06]

'Ohina Short Film Showcase: Aug 4-5
>> The Meaning of "Independent"
>> Hawaii Film Panorama at LVHIFF
>> Local Filmmakers Left in the Dust
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