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Hub Coworking Hawaiʻi

Filmmaking Talk-story with Jana Park

Filmmaking Talk-story with Jana Park about Indie film producing and how to get your film started. Born in Honolulu and raised on the island of Molokaʻi, Jana Kealohaokeakua Park is a Film Producer, educator, the Executive Director of the Hawaiʻi Filmmakers Collective, and māmā to three keiki.

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Filmmaking Talk-story with Jana Park
Filmmaking Talk-story with Jana Park

Time & Location

Jul 16, 2024, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Hub Coworking Hawaiʻi, 1050 Queen St Suite 100, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA

About the event

Join us for an exciting lunchtime* filled with inspiring stories, tips, and tricks from experienced filmmakers. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, this event is perfect for anyone passionate about the art of filmmaking.

Come network with like-minded individuals, share your own experiences, and learn from industry experts. Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect, learn, and grow in the world of filmmaking. See you there!

*bring your own lunch :)

IMPORTANT: Limited seating.

About Jana: Born in Honolulu and raised on the island of Molokaʻi, Jana Kealohaokeakua Park is a Film Producer, Film Production Teacher, Non-Profit Executive Director, and māmā to three keiki. She was recently featured as a “Leading Filmmaker in Hawaiʻi” on the Emmy-Award Winning “Reel Wāhine of Hawai’i” Series produced by Hawai’i Women in Filmmaking. Jana’s passion is producing diverse narrative and documentary films that amplify female, queer, disabled, and Asian/Indigenous voices. Jana has been acting, writing, producing and directing since she was a young child on Molokaʻi, producing her first play at the age of 8. Over the last three decades she's written and produced several plays, produced over a dozen award-winning short films, and served in Producer roles on multiple feature films, including Google/Array $650,000-Grant Winner Moloka’i Bound (Winner: Best Indigenous Feature deadCenter Film Festival) , My Partner (featuring ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, Tagalog, English - Winner: Grand Jury Award Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival, Winner: Audience Favorite Feature L.A. Asian Pacific Film Festival), and the quirky comedy Tales of the Circle Keys - all made by Hawai’i-based indie crews and starring diverse Pacific Islander casts. Her short film producing credits include E Mālama Pono, Willy Boy (Winner: Audience Award Hawaiʻi International Film Festival & Maoriland Film Festival) and The Baby Luʻau (Official Selection at 10 International Film Festivals, Nominated: Best Narrative Short Long Beach International Film Festival). She is currently the Hawai’i Field Producer for Rise of the Electric Car, the 3rd feature film in the Who Killed the Electric Car documentary trilogy and Producer of the short film Fair (Finalist: Best Comedy Short People of Passion Film Festival, Australia; Winner: Directorʻs Choice, Comedy Short Venice Intercultural Film Festival). Television credits include Deadliest Catch: Bloodline (Location Manager) and the 60th Anniversary Merrie Monarch Hula Festival Broadcast (Production Manager).   As Executive Director of 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization Hawaiʻi Filmmakers Collective since 2021, Jana has overseen programs that have lead to the production of 150 Hawaiʻi-based films, many of which have screened as Official Selections and/or won awards at international film festivals.  She currently teaches International Baccalaureate Film and Film Production courses at Mid-Pacific School of the Arts, where she has helped dozens of student filmmakers create award-winning films that have screened in Hawaiʻi, Hollywood, and at a plethora of International Film Festivals. Jana holds a B.A. in Political Science (Minor/Women's Studies) from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and an A.A. in American Sign Language Interpreting from Los Angeles Pierce College. She has completed over 100 Film Production Course Hours in directing, editing, production design, lighting, sound, screenwriting, narrative production, and documentary filmmaking.

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