Hawaii Film Blog

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Sun, 12/3: The Herenikos Talk About Filmmaking

Vilsoni Hereniko, a professor at the Center for Pacific Island Studies at the University of Hawaii, and the writer/director/co-producer of the award-winning feature film, "The Land Has Eyes," will be speaking on "Re/Presentations of Pacific Islanders in Film" at the Native Books/Na Mea Hawai’i store at Ward Warehouse this Sunday, December 3, at 3:00 PM. During his talk, he will examine the portrayal of Pacific Islanders in feature films such as "Once Were Warriors," "Whale Rider," "No.2," "Samoan Wedding," "The Ride," and "The Land Has Eyes."

Following his presentation, Jeannette Paulson Hereniko, the producer of "The Land Has Eyes," will discuss “Self Distribution of Low Budget Indie Feature Films.” She believes producers must start developing distribution strategies even before the first day of production, including identifying target audiences and developing low-cost methods to reach them, and she will share how she and husband Vilsoni went about distributing their own film.

After the presentations, the filmmakers will sign DVDs of "The Land Has Eyes" and meet with the public. For more information about the event, please call Native Books Event Coordinator Cristina Valenzuela at 783-2612.

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