Friday - September 22, 2006
Living, working and doing very well in Hollywood is actor Garret Sato. He was back in the islands with filmmaker Lane Nishikawa for the premiere of
Only The Brave. Garret’s career is on the upswing now with upcoming leading roles in several features. He’s an Aiea High School alumnus (like KHON2 News anchor Joe Moore). It’s been more than a decade since Garret packed his bags to test the acting waters in Tinseltown. Check out his official website at manachiki.tripod.com and get the lowdown on this talented local actor. His credits include guest starring roles on 24 with Kiefer Sutherland, and with Jennifer Garner on Alias. I’m hoping Garret lands a role on Lost so he can spend some time here for a little R&R ...
Cinematographer Aaron Ellis graduated from Berkeley High School in California and currently attends the University of Hawaii. He made the dean’s list consistently since 2004. During high school he was cast in the following plays: Grease, Hello Dolly, Little Shop of Horrors, Oklahoma and Sweet Charity. The 2006 Zephyr Competition Team skateboarding and surf video was directed by Aaron himself. Iconic surfboard shaper and co-founder of the legendary Zephyr surf shop is Jeff Ho. I saw the awesome documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys at the 2002 Hawaii International Spring Film Festival. The film chronicles the history of the rebel skateboarders in Santa Monica. Aaron’s credits include the award-winning films Silent Years and Valtor the Great Vs. The Universe. He enjoys the work of Halle Berry, Benicio Del Toro and auteur Stanley Kubrick ...
I chatted long distance with stuntwoman Dovile Mark, who wrapped on The Visiting starring Nicole Kidman, Jeffery Wright and the new James Bond character Daniel Craig. Dovile currently splits her time between Honolulu and Washington, D.C., for stunt work. She started acting at the Experimental Youth Theatre in her native Lithuania. I had the opportunity to work with her on Ace Grant‘s TV pilot Bodyguard Hawaii. Firearms, horse riding, martial arts, mini trampoline, scuba diving and stair falls are all skills performed by Dovile with efficiency. Have stunt, will travel ...
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