Collaboration is in the air…the tropical air that is.
With Fall Workshops in Maui around the corner, we checked in with some of the amazing #RelAlumni in this Summer’s Filmmaking course on the Island.
Lily Acain, one of the students in the Summer Workshop, has made quite a name for herself in the Hawaii film community. Currently serving as associate producer on Kite Kids, a project chosen among 5 other films, that won $50,000.00 to start development, Acain is now breaking down the script and budgeting for the project.
Additionally, Acain has been collaborating with fellow #RelWorkshops classmate Josh Meredith on his original short, Bacon Flavored Girlfriend—which shoots in this month and October. Through a crowd-funding initiative, Meredith plans to submit the film to the upcoming Hawaii Film Fest.
Keeping the production train going, Acain will jump from Meredith’s short to her own piece, Pawn Shop Diaries. While thrilled to now have a close-knit group of creative collaborators after her experience in Relativity Workshops, Acain is also passionate about the industry in Hawaii, hoping to enlist local actors and crew on the project.
E.G. Davis, another Relativity Workshops Alum, talked to us about his fantastic black & white short film, Hambre y Huevos—created in the 2-week workshop. Davis said he was inspired to make the film after the guest speaker, Sue Tipperton, spoke about using animals in films. “My chickens have unreal personalities and I really wanted to showcase their humor!” he added.
When we asked Davis about his experience learning Filmmaking at Relativity, he talked about the highlights of learning to trust your individual and creative process, coupled with foundational camera principles.
To learn more about the October Filmmaking and Acting workshops in Maui, check out the Relativity Workshops website. MAHALO!
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