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Joji Yoshida
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Friday - August 30, 2006
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Edison Erorita, Mark Malalis, Lew Lappert and Jeff Katts partying at the O Lounge
Edison Erorita, Mark Malalis, Lew Lappert and Jeff Katts partying at the O Lounge

Mark Malalis burst on the indie film scene like no other actor in recent memory. He had the leading role in Sand Island Drive-In Anthem that screened at the 2005 Hawaii International Film Festival. His credits include roles in You, Me & Dupree, North Shore, Beyond the Break and Joy Ride. You’ve most likely seen the McDonald’s commercial that takes place on the elevator. Mark has done well onscreen, but he mentioned on coming back with a play at Kumu Kahua Theatre. His faves are Johnny Depp movies and Tsukuneya restaurant, which is frequented by actors. Studied acting with Eric Morris and Sal Romeo in Hollywood.

Mark will definitely make his mark in the industry for years to come ...


Filmmaker Thomas Takemoto-Chock will be casting his film titled The Ice Palace. He’s looking for five young actors to fill the roles in his award-winning screenplay. Thomas attends University of Hawaii and is a proud Waiakea High School alumnus. He’s one of the most promising talents currently at the Academy of Creative Media at UH-Manoa. He directed the commercial “Scion by Tommy, Shot Designer” for Scion autos. The car is very popular with the younger crowd. He studies films by auteurs Akira Kurosawa and Francis Ford Coppola. Want to try out for a part? Be there Saturday, Sept. 9, at Crawford Hall on the Manoa campus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can contact Thomas directly by e-mail at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information. Good luck to all potential stars ...

Alan Mueting and me hamming it up at the ‘Ohina short film showcase
Alan Mueting and me hamming it up at the ‘Ohina
short film showcase

Actor Edison Erorita recently wrapped on the film Brown by filmmaker Renato Fontaine.

The movie is about the turbulent relationship of a young Filipino couple. Beautiful Serena Karnagy plays Rose, the love interest. Edison was born and raised in idyllic Lihue, Kauai. His interest in acting started in church singing in the choir, and he caught the acting fever in the Leeward Community College Performance Arts Program. He names Stephanie Winieski, Don Ranney and Paul Cravath as influences on his career path. Edison’s credits are Lost, North Shore and Scott Mason‘s chiller thriller The Orb. Eddy, as he is known to many friends, is one of the most talented actors to emerge from the Garden Isle. Stay tuned for the premiere of his movie ...


Born on a military base in Alabama is comedian Alan Mueting. He grew up in Missouri, and there he met Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart. He respected the work ethic of the man who created the biggest retail company in the world. During his college days at Cal Poly Pomona Alan started working at a local comedy club. After graduation, he went full steam ahead with his acting career. He currently performs his routine on Thursday nights at Sharkey’s Comedy Club in Aiea. He landed the lead in the trailer for Shorts on the Rocks Film Festival. The spot also starred James Hadde, who’s featured as one of “The Others” on Lost. In his leisure time, Alan likes to play guitar and watch John Wayne movies. Next up for Alan is a role in an independent film ...

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