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Director Nathan Nazario and ‘The Sopranos’ actor Dominic Chianese on location in New York
Director Nathan Nazario and ‘The Sopranos’ actor Dominic
Chianese on location in New York

Director Nathan Nazario is casting his film, From This World To The Next: A Pilgrim’s Progress, in Hawaii. He’s holding a casting call next week, Jan. 16, 17 and 18, at Molten Media offices located at 1050 Queen St., Suite 200. Nathan’s credits include six Academy Award-winning films: The Usual Suspects, Dead Man Walking, Fargo, When We Were Kings, Life Is Beautiful and Shakespeare in Love. In 2000, he wrote and directed The White Rose starring Dominic Chianese from the HBO hit series The Sopranos. At the 2005 Sonscreen Film Festival in St. Louis, Nathan presented his latest film, The Answering Machine , starring Chris Caldovino, also from The Sopranos. Nathan is the president of his film production company, Motion Picture Pro Studios, which produces various projects for the industry. Actors, get ready ...

Former isle resident Aline Robey worked on Fun with Dick and Jane with Jim Carrey and Tea Leoni. The movie is a remake of the original done by Jane Fonda and George Segal back in 1977. Aline is a graduate of University of Hawaii with a BA in communications. She was my favorite partner in Wayne Ward‘s acting class. I did a scene with her from the ‘80s hit Some Kind of Wonderful starring Eric Stoltz and Mary Stuart Masterson. Aline’s current venture is on the production side of the industry. Worked on upcoming film Partners with Julie Bowen, who has a recurring role on Lost as Matthew Fox‘s character’s former flame. Next up for Aline is coming home for a well-deserved vacation ...

Actor Shane Curtis grew up in Phoenix, Ore. No it’s not in Arizona. To be exact, it’s located between Medford and Talent. And talent is something Shane has in spades. He’s an alumnus of UH with a BFA degree. Enjoys movies with actor Ryan Reynolds, and eating at Indigo restaurant. Shane recently wrapped on Stuffed by Michael Perez. The film features newcomer Alexandria Tabas. His acting resume includes leading roles in Ricky the Robot by Hank West; Morning After and Cause and Defect by Michael Ogasawara. All three films were screened at various film fests. Shane is slated to direct his short film Miss Fortune this summer ...

Living in Hawaii we’ve all been asked the question, “Where you went high school?” Here’s a rundown of the local celeb film-makers and their alma maters. Aiea: Lena Kaneshiro, Mane; Campbell: Gerard Elmore; Damien: George Russell, Hawaii Baptist Academy: Titus Chong, Iolani: Marisa Wahl, Kaiser: Nathan Kurosawa, Jason Suapaia; Kamehameha: Vince Keala Lucero, Leah Kihara; McKinley: Dennis James Lee; Mid-Pacific Institute: James Sereno; Moanalua: Eric Byler, Masumi Childers; Punahou: Kimberlee Bassford, Yuri Biersach, Scott Mason; Saint Louis: Blane Dydasco, Jeff Katts; Waiakea: Ryan Kawamoto; Waipahu: Imelda Betiong. So you see, we have tons of talent here ...

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