A Paradise Lost

That’s a Wrap… for our Camera Crew!

It’s official. Filming is pau. A recap of our visit to the Bishop Museum…

Laurie and the A Paradise Lost (APL) crew spent 2 days filming on-site at Bishop Museum, one of the most beautiful and iconic properties on O’ahu. Bishop Museum is home to one of the most extensive collections of Ancient Hawiian artifacts and one of the best places in the world to learn about Native Hawaiian culture. Getting to work and film on the grounds of the museum is a privilege in itself, but having friends who work behind the scenes at the museum that gets you access to parts of the museum not typically seen by the public eye, is extra magical!

Our extremely talented cinematographer (and co-producer) Anne Misawa captured the final scenes of the film, which we keep a secret so as not to spoil the ending. It was a pretty exciting couple of days, and even though we consider ourselves some of the “smaller guys” in the film game, it sure didn’t feel like it.

Like a narrative-style film shoot, we had actors to craft services, a private(ish) staging area and PA’s on set to help out with… basically everything (thanks again to Eric and Lani for holding it down on set!). Not to mention all of the museum guests that walked by and inquired about what we were doing, telling them we were “shooting a movie,” was pretty cool. I hope everyone who said they would “check it out,” really does.

Special thanks to Bishop Museum staff Molly Hagemann, Ken Yatomi, David Oglesby, Mike Ebalaroza, and Holly Boughton for being part of our production and acting as gracious collaborators. We appreciate your support and making us feel at home at your beautiful museum! Big mahalo to all of our cast and crew that made it all happen.

Now it’s time for animation and editing so we can finally complete of what we’ve been working on over the past few years, so stay tuned!

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