October 29, 2012

Interview on NPR affiliate KUSP

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Robert Pollie for his feature story on Life on Four Strings on NPR affiliate KUSP.  

Listen to the story HERE

October 24, 2012

Check out some of the highlights from last week's amazing Hawai'i premiere on Jake's latest webisode...

October 22, 2012

Back to Santa Cruz for the Pacific Film Festival

It felt great to return to Santa Cruz to show Life on Four Strings. When I was in grad school at UC Santa Cruz I'd always walk past the Del Mar Theater. It was pretty cool to see it packed to see my film.

The line around the corner to see Life on Four Strings in Santa Cruz. Deep apologies to those who didn't get in.

Capitola > Santa Cruz (at Sunny Cove Beach)

 Made time to walk through Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

October 17, 2012

Hawai'i Premiere at HIFF

HI Theater 500

What an amazing night!  Over 1,100 people packed the historic Hawaii Theater for the Hawai'i Premiere of Life on Four Strings.  The premiere was an special event of the Hawai'i International Film Festival sponsored by Pacific Islanders in Communication and PBS Hawaii.  Fans, friends, family and many local stars like ukulele legend Eddie Kamae and singer/songwriter Paula Fuga came out to watch the film.

(Photo by Rae Huo/Zakka)

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(Photo by Rae Huo/Zakka from HIFF website)
Jake's hero Eddie Kamae and family with HIFF Executive Director Chuck Boller

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I was super stoked to meet one of my favorite singers Paula Fuga!

October 11, 2012

Feature in Innov8 Magazine

The September/October issue of Innov8 Magazine features a great write-up on Life on Four Strings.  Article written by Sonny Ganaden and photo by Aaron Yoshino.

Read the article on page 29:

October 9, 2012

Special screening at Pixar Studios


Don Young (producer of film) and I had the privilege of visiting Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, CA to preview Life on Four Strings at Pixar University, an extensive in-house educational program where filmmakers come to share their films and stories with directors, executives and staff.

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Jake was able to take a break from his West Coast tour and join us. We were treated to a tour of the studio by Michelle Radcliff, coordinator for in-house education at Pixar University and production designer (and a huge Jake fan!) Ricky Nierva.

Hardware on display in the Pixar lobby

Huge thanks to Michelle and Pixar for an amazing day!