1. do you believe in magic (6)


    from Aaron Yoshino Added 254 1 0

    do you believe in magic, a chris kahunahana film. submitted for the october showdown in chinatown.

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    • UnderDog


      from 1111 Films Added 213 1 0

      Finalist in the 2006 Showdown in Chinatown Film Festival. A man with low self esteem finds new confidence by watching episodes of The Dog Whisperer. Starring in order of appearance: Scott Francis Russell, Aviva Zion, Chloe Amos, Trevor Misplay, Rhyce Bantolina, Lena Kaneshiro, Pamela Heffernan, Tom Reich, Nainoa Hartley, Jane Benny, and Jessica Wells. Special thanks to Cosmo the dog "Peaches" and his handler Brian Tamada. For added kicks, the rules of the film festival were the following: The theme had to be "Finding Love" Props that must be in the film, A Wine Bottle and Bubblegum. A line that had to be in the dialogue "No you don't have to leave." See if you can spot them all.

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      • Just For One Day 4m4v


        from Carsten Lueck Added

        This is the 3rd installment of a trilogy. In this story the lonesome hiker, Andrew Lewis, has a love interest. He also has enjoys seeing the Penguins that are on display at a small pool in a Hawaiian Resort. Andrew has a visit to the doctor and everything around him changes.

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          from silVisuals Added 436 3 3

          Starring: Dave Volz & Noname Director/Editor: Sean Silva Writer: Jordan Fair Producer: James Unabia & Sean Silva Director of Photography/Gaffer: James Unabia Camera Operator: Evan Loney *Submission for Honolulu Showdown in Chinatown Sept. 2011 competition. Theme of the contest was "an adaptation." Took 3rd Place SYNOPSIS: A screenwriter from Hollywood seeks out to adapt a novel written by a "legend" named J.B. Pike.

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          • Untermenschen


            from Aaron Guy Leroux Added 82 1 2

            This film was made for and eventually was declared the Winner of the 2008 Showdown in Chinatown Championship event in Honolulu, HI. Zac Heileson (The Director) and I made this film in 1 week for $500. Untermenschen also appeared at the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner in May of 2009.

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            • The Wrath of my Father


              from Kainalu Hecomovich Added 171 0 0

              The Wrath of my Father: An action adventure thriller starring Kala Alexander, who plays a father on a mission through the underworld backstreets of downtown Chinatown to save his kidnapped daughter. Shot on the revolutionary new Black Magic cinema camera. Also starring Wayne Williams, Will Wild, Dustin Torres and Jim Simon. Featuring models Kaila Ratajczak, Kristie Thornburg, Catherine Martin, actresses Jamie Robertson & Rachell Kay. Episode 2 of a series, Circle of Violence, created and directed by burgeoning Hawaiian film maker and actor Kainalu Hecomovich. Please contact Nalu Vision Entertainment at kainalu007@gmail.com for distribution or inquiries. All rights reserved. This is an unreleased copy to be shared with select parties. This is not the complete film or series, and still needs color correction, another round of edits and sound calibration. It is an edit for Showdown in Chinatown film competition in which they give you 1 week to write, shoot, and edit a film. The topic was Action - Adventure.

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              • ALEX (Short Film)


                from Josh Almario Added 765 4 1

                1st Place Winner of the Showdown in Chinatown July 2014 168-Hour Film Challenge Topic: Smoke & Mirrors (Deception) Props: Stiletto + Monkey Wrench Line of Dialogue: "I would agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong"

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                • On The Rocks


                  from !MAG!-NAT!VE-F!LMS Added

                  With only 24 hours left ticking on a 72 hour film competition clock for Honolulu's epic Showdown in Chinatown; writer/director Hale Mawae teams up with cinematographer Daniel Gavern to film a wicked short about the meticulous nature of one opera obsessed wine connoisseur's secret life of how she makes ends meet. Cassie Fernando stars as the mysterious Naomi, opposite Jeremy Soares(Until the Sunsets) as the whiskey man on the rocks. A great pyschological suspense thriller.

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                  • Subsistence


                    from Lester Miyashiro Added 161 1 1

                    My first attempt at the Showdown in Chinatown short film competition. This was for the September 2011 edition. Theme was "an adaptation", required props were a wig and a first aid kit, and the required line of dialog: "Would you stop looking at me like that?" This short came in second place...not bad for a first attempt at a Zombie movie?

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                    • CHOOSE


                      from Diq Diamond Added

                      This video, entitled Choose, won runner-up at The Showdown in ChinaTown's May 2014 short film competition. Film makers were given a theme: cause and effect, a prop: tire and fire, and a line of dialogue: "But there's also a grey area my friend", that had to be used in a short film, 7 minutes or less. And, they had 96 hours to write, shoot and edit. Yes, there are a few technical and continuity issues, but please keep in mind the time constraint of 96 hours and the perimeters that needed to be met. Not a bad little film considering.

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