A Native Hawaiian young man, born and raised on the mainland, finding acceptance and belonging in his native homeland.
‘Permanent Impressions’ jumps into the life of a young talented college student, LEON, who aspires to be a tattoo artist like his cool uncle, PIERS, but struggles to face his strict father’s beliefs that there is no future in being an independent artist. When LEON finally grows the courage to speak up for his beliefs in being an inspiring tattoo artist, he discovers the untold truth behind his father’s ways.
This is a sweet short story about a father and a son. The father wants to educate his son beyond the academic institution by teaching him tools that hopefully will last a lifetime. The son questions the father’s ways and shows resistance throughout, however at the end he acknowledges what it has been given to him, drops the resistance and thanks his father.
ACM alumna Erin Lau will be shooting her Sundance Institute workshopped script for her Chapman MFA Graduate Thesis Film here on Oahu in October. The film is currently looking for crew to help out with the production, and ACM students are highly encouraged to participate in this production by one of ACM’s most highly awarded alumni.
Queen Liliuokalani, the last reigning queen of Hawaii left her crown lands to the children of Hawaii that were orphan, half-orphan, or destitute. The Trust is responsible for utilizing her assets to provide social services for her beneficiaries. Liliuokalani Trust is sponsoring an Alvin Ailey 2 week dance camp for our middle school aged beneficiaries. They have a final ho’ike at Hawaii Theatre on Mar. 31, where they need two camera operators with their own cameras. They also need an editor to assist in the completion of a short documentary film of the camp.
The ‘Hele Kalei’ 399 production team is looking for crew for their upcoming shoot, which will take place during Spring Break (March 27 – April 2). They want dedicated students with a positive attitude, and no experience is necessary!
Looking for a female voice actor to voice main character of Anna for a student animation film that tells the tale of a girl who ends up wandering around, lost in the woods. When a sprout creature decides to help Anna, she arrives to an unexpected being that will help her find the way home.
‘Hele Kalei’ is a quirky coming-of-age film that follows Kalei, a self-conscious woman who struggles to hide a secret passion for taiko drumming from her oppressive mother. When the opportunity to perform in Tokyo arises, Kalei must choose between continuing to lie to those around her and dancing to the beat of her own drum.