Friday - May 13, 2005
I met the featured actress Tara Sweatt in acting class many years ago. Not only is she easy on the eyes, she has a degree in Communications from the University of Southern California. You may remember her playing Devon in Blue Crush or on numerous episodes of Baywatch Hawaii. Either show, if you missed her, get your eyes checked. Tara made her film debut in Gone to Maui with Pat Morita and the Maui mayor himself, James Kimo Apana. An all-around athlete she captured the Nor-Cal age group title as a BMX racer as a teen. Has a brand new website at http://www.tarasweatt.com, if you want to hire her she’s repped by More Models. Catch her on the MTV show Dodgeball or surfing on the North Shore…
Cinematographer Bob Johnson is a supporter of independent filmmaking in Hawaii. He volunteers his time to do filmmaking workshops at UH-Manoa and Leeward CC. Born and raised in Hawaii, he’s been in the movie industry for over two decades. He’s shot numerous commercials for Hawaii’s largest ad agencies. Bob is a co-owner of Hawaii Media Inc., Hawaii’s largest camera and lighting rental facility. I met him on Kauai, on the set of To End All Wa rs starring Kiefer Sutherland, Robert Carlyle and Dennis Ihara. The film was directed by Kona resident David L. Cunningham. Bob has traditionally worked in film but on his recent documentary for Discovery channel about Kilauea volcano he worked with a Hi-Def camera. Besides being a wonderful guy to be around, Bob is also one of Hawaii’s most established directors of photography…
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