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Jaeves Iha makes his film debut at the 2005 HIFF
Jaeves Iha makes his film
debut at the 2005 HIFF

Jaeves Iha makes his film debut in Valtor The Great Vs. The Universe at the 2005 Hawaii International Film Festival. The cast stars many of the upcoming young actors including Maia Knuden-Schule, Christian Zuckerman, Malia Verdadero, Sean Jones and Matthew Thompson. Jaeves is an English and theatre major at UH-Manoa. Acting is new to him, but he has incredible potential to hit the big time. He has star quality written all over him. He studied acting with Betty Burdick and Paul Cravath at Leeward Community College, and dancing with Marcelo Pacleb with 24/7 Dance Force. He likes actors Audrey Hepburn and John Malkovich. His spare time is spent writing poems, short stories and playing tennis. His ethnicity is Hawaiian, Japanese and Okinawan. Stay tuned for more on this talented young actor ... At 10 years old, Mary Lenz stepped into the limelight in the film O Pioneers! with Heather Graham and Jessica Lange.

Mary was born and raised in Omaha, Neb., and after high school she joined Up with People, the international touring group. Then came the national touring production of A Christmas Carol. She graduated from Hawaii Pacific University with a degree in public relations. Currently resides in Castle Rock, Colo. Mary is definitely missed by many in the industry ... Congratulations to filmmaker Ty Sanga! His latest film Plastic Leis was accepted into HIFF this year. He studies at the Academy of Creative Media at University of Hawaii. The movie stars Bob Stevens, Jackie Seeley and Desiree Kihano. Gabe Hoeffken was director of photography. Ty’s inspiration comes from the struggles of Asian-American performers and the power of film to promote his vision. Sanoya Rahmen is his posse’s hangout to talk story about his next film ... Nicole Pfeffer was born and raised on Oahu and currently attends Punahou School as a sophomore. She started ballet as a toddler and performed in the Nutcracker for seven years. She’s also active with the Girl Scouts of Hawaii and creates programs for the organization. She appeared on Japanese TV dancing hula for two j-pop bands, J.J. Express and Ya-Ya-Yah. Next up for Nicole is hosting Punahou School’s variety news video magazine called Punavision. Log on to www.punahou.edu/punavision/ to check out the show ... Hawaii International Film Festival director Chuck Boller is ready for the big-time film fest’s 25th anniversary. He’s credited with the enormous growth and success since coming on board in 2000. Stars slated to attend the event this year include Samuel L. Jackson, Julie Delpy, directors Zhang Yimou and Kang Jae-Gyu, producer Teddy Zee and martial arts icon Shinichi ‘Sonny’ Chiba. Most of the films will be screened at the beautiful Hawaii Theatre and Signature Dole Cannery Theatres. Get the complete film schedule at www.hiff.org. By the way, Chuck enjoys hiking above Lanikai, which gives you a breathtaking view of the blue ocean ...

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