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Joji Yoshida
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Friday - October 21, 2005
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Yes, that's really Lew Lappert
Yes, that’s really Lew Lappert

Actor Lew Lappert will be making a double feature appearance at the 2005 Hawaii International Film Festival. The films are The Orb by Scott Lee Mason and Valtor the Great vs. The Universe by Gerard Elmore. Lew is a rarity among local actors in that he can do film and theatre without missing a beat. He’s been filming non-stop for the past two years - you can say that he’s in demand. Lew will reappear on Dis-N-Dat TV with Dustin Malama in a hilarious comedy sketch produced by Kutmaster Spaz. When not acting, sculpting or riding, Lew’s building custom cars and Ol’ Skool hot rods. His latest project is a 1929 Model A Phaeton, and he ready to peel out when it’s ready. Check him out at the HIFF Hawaii Panorama ‘2’segment on Oct. 24, Monday night premiere at Dole Cannery Theatres…


Once every few years an exceptional actress will burst upon the Hawaii film scene. That person is Linda Jackson. Recently saw her performance and it validated my approval of local actors. There is absolutely tremendous talent in the islands. Linda is one of the best I’ve seen in the past few years. I’m very certain she’ll be getting a major role soon. Her credits are Hawaii, The Break, American Flyers. In the movie The Forgotten One she worked with Lost star Terry O’Quinn. Acting coaches include Paul Weber from the MGM. She likes sushi, Star Wars, Joan Cusack, Meryl Streep and James Spader in no particular order. I consider Linda as a triple threat in show business, meaning she can act, dance and sing equally well. ...

HIFF is in full throttle as you’re reading this. David Wenham, who played Faramir in Lord Of The Rings trilogy, is rumored to be making an appearance. David was a Golden Maile awards juror at last year’s festival and his latest film Three Dollars will screen next week. Leading ladies in the movie are Frances O’Connor and Sarah Wynter. In 2003 David won the Best Actor award from the Australian Film Institute. His current movie The Proposition stars fellow Aussie Guy Pearce, John Hurt and Emily Watson. Emily was last seen in the isles with Adam Sandler in Punch Drunk Love lensed by Paul Thomas Anderson. I’ll keep you posted on David’s whereabouts…


Actors’Showcase was a sold-out success last Friday evening! The VIP-only screening was produced by Wayne Ward. Standout performances on screen were by Justin Hegwood, Michael Lanzo, Larry Wiss, Melynn McWilliams, Bonita Parsons, Sherry Shaoling,Christina Simpkins and newcomer Jane Benney. The star-studded event was at the Waialae CC.

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