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Joji Yoshida
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Friday - March 25, 2005
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Moanalua graduate Bryan Sato caught the acting bug after he saw Star Wars at 12 years old. He was focused on academics till Hollywood came calling for him in the form of a TV series. Bryan is now working on ABC series Lost as


You can see Island guy
Bryan Sato on the hit TV
series Lost

a survivor regular on the show. He starred in an indie film called Free Writing, and did his first voiceover work on a 3-D video game titled Muscle Man at the Academy for Creative Media at UH. He worked as a stand-in for Hawaii, North Shore and the pilot Rocky Point. Spare time is spent with family and friends, watching movies, weightlifting and playing hoops. He likes Jessica Alba and Kristin Kreuk — who doesn’t? Fave filmmakers are George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. One day Bryan strives to become a great actor, and one day I believe he’ll be working with his idols …

Tiffany Danielle Tudor was born in Tokyo to a Japanese mother and American father. Her father was stationed there with the U.S. Navy. She attends Kaiser High School as a senior. Speaks both English and Japanese fluently and is now taking Italian. Joined Barbizon Hawaii in 2003 to study modeling under talent coordinator Doris Bikar. Tiffany traveled to Italy during her childhood and absorbed Italian history, the opera and fashion. She had her first concert performance in Tokyo singing Caccini’s Ave Maria. One of her highlights was to share the stage with Michael Jackson in his 1996 concert in Tokyo. She was recently accepted into the Fashion Institute Design Merchandise College in L.A. She plans to major in fashion design …


Acting coach Wayne Ward and actor Michael Sun Lee
at the premiere of ‘Only the Brave’

I met Michael Sun Lee in acting school many years ago. I remember him bringing a lot of fire to a scene we did to complement my ice. Really enjoyed acting with him. He currently resides in Los Angeles, but frequently comes back home for a little R&R. His current film, The Tao of Pong, is making the film festival run across the country. The movie stars another island boy, Keone Young, as Lao Tzu and Jake Busey as Maurice. Mike was last seen at the premiere of Only The Brave at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Filmmaker Lane Nishikawa was at the screening of his film along with Tamlyn Tomita and Yuji Okumoto of Karate Kid 2 fame. In Only The Brave, Mike plays the sarcastic but lovable character Al “Kauai” Nakamura. He was excellent in the role — great job, Mike! …

Peter Loo has worked for the Walt Disney Company before opening Guru3 Design, a boutique graphic design studio. He’s a studio arts graduate of Pacific Lutheran University in Washington. Peter is a currently a Hawaii Pacific University graduate student working toward his master’s degree. He plans to earn an officer’s commission in the U.S. Navy Reserves as a public affairs officer. Actors, if you need a website designer in the meantime, check out his site at www.guru3.com

Vince Keala Lucero was writer and director of Holomua. Leading actors include Nalani Olds, Pomaikai Brown and Charles Timtim, music by Kumu Obrien Eselu and Ken Makuakane. Edited by my friends Josh Lake and Chris Kalima. You can catch Vince on the Pizza Hut spot on air right now. Guest starred as Detective Keala Santos in former NBC series Hawaii. Shot The Actors Showcase to be held at the Waialae Country Club soon. The annual event is directed by acting coach Wayne Ward. Next up for always busy Vince is covering the Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo …

Aloha to Jenny Chang, who recently moved to Hollywood to break a few legs — show biz lingo meaning good luck. She produced the film Agent Orange, a selection at the 2004 Hawaii International Film Festival. The film was helmed by filmmaker Anita Allison. Jenny landed the role of Rachel in Lost that aired recently and appeared in Fields of Mudan that was screened in Tallahassee, Fla. Her favorite book is Elvis is Dead, and I Don’t Feel Good Myself. Jenny, if you’re reading this, can you bring me back some In-NOut burgers …

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