1. Secret Lover

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    from UMI Workshop / Added

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    Although we were allowed 17 days to complete the film, we wrote, shot, and edited everything in 3 instead. The idea for the short came from a mix between a literal interpretation of the song, and a spin on the husband and wife, secret mistress affairs of the 1960's. We spent most of our time aiming for a specific look, and I think we really stood out as a well polished unique film. We felt that the song lent itself to the story, and vis-vera, creating a film that anyone could comprehend, even without the music. A real story first and foremost, and a music video second. The emotion and heart of the film would not have been possible without our star, the insanely talented and beautiful Dagny Looper. Who is not only a strikingly gifted actress, but an accomplished filmmaker in her own right. I highly recommend you check out her work in her latest film on which she has producer credit :: Brass Knuckle Ballad --> http://www.brassknuckleballad.com/ Special thanks to the owners and employees of our filming locations for being so accommodating and encouraging :: Gecko Books & Comics (12th Ave. Kaimuki) Coffee Talk (12th Ave. Kaimuki) You can read more about the making of my film projects on my blog :: http://blog.umiworkshop.com/tagged/film web :: http://umiworkshop.com email :: jon@umiworkshop.com twitter :: http://twitter.com/umiworkshop blog :: http://blog.umiworkshop vimeo :: http://vimeo.com/channels/umi Starring :: + Dagny Looper + Carol Lyan Batinga + Ryan Richardson Director :: + Jon Lewis Director of Photography :: + Ryan Richardson Writing :: + Jon & Ryan Editing + Color Timing :: + Jon Lewis Makeup :: + Carol Lyan Batinga Special Thanks :: + Gecko Books + Coffee Talk -- Umi Workshop 2010

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    • Into Mousetrap

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      from 3toad / Added

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      Written, shot, & edited in 48hrs. for a short film festival called Showdown in Chinatown in Honolulu, Hawaii. Theme: A Coincidence Props: Pay Phone, Mouse Trap Dialogue: "Can I get that in a box?" Cast Shelby McCabe Oliver Boe Darieus Legg http://3toadfilms.com/ Crew Fabio Cardoso Blake Pedersen Jonathan Brousseau Luke Aguinaldo

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      • Paradise Rolls On

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        from Chris Miyashiro / Added

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        This is a film i made for a video contest back in may 2012 which i placed second in. still waiting to hear back to see if i got the $1000

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        • Amoeba

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          from Mike Goldberg / Added

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          This was my submission for the September "Showdown In Chinatown" competition. The theme this time was a music video, and we had to choose one of five songs offered to us. Starring Pretty Boy James Howard, Melanie Burkovich, Garrett Hols, Dustin Schoedel, Jon Valdez, Esther Heckman, Tommy Tsunami, and a few other people I know I'm forgetting. Plus a special cameo by Maria Roselle. See if you can find her. Much thanks to my wife Kat for producing and writing the story. All Kat. Seriously. Where do you come up with this $h!t??? The technicals: Shot on an HVX200 with a Redrock M2. Nikon 50mm f1.4. Edited on Final Cut Pro, VFX in After Effects CS4, Color graded in Apple Color.

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          • project m.

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            from turley productions / Added

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            when the world runs out of oil, what will happen to the citizens of this tiny island? with camera in hand, i followed george livingston, doc destroy, and others to find the answer. 3rd place award at showdown in chinatown, honolulu's premiere independent short video competition. specific requirements were given including topic, what would hawaii look like if it ran out of gas?; props, a blender and rollerskates/rollerblades; and line of dialogue, "throw me the rope." www.showdowninchinatown.com

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            • WHISKEY HUNTS

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              from silVisuals / Added

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              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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              • Azariah

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                from Rex Vs / Added

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                Showdown in Chinatown 2013 March Challenge. 15 days to complete An Action Adventure Line of Dialog: “Bumbai You Learn" Props: An Iron & A Rubik’s Cube Agina Productions & Rex Vs Presents "Azariah" Written and Directed by Rex Moribe Starring Azariah Patterson Josiah Patterson Jordan Patterson Rex Moribe Director of Photographer John Lee Rex Moribe Josiah Patterson Sean Sarmiento Mahalos to "Project Aloha" www.ProjectAloha.com Da Secret Sauce www.dasecretsauce.com www.facebook.com/RexVs www.youtube.com/RexVsShow www.vimeo.com/RexVS

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                • A Bish's Life

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                  from Rex Vs / Added

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                  72 Hours Challenge for Showdown in Chinatown Topic: Perspective Props: a map& a honey jar Line Of Dialogue: “What do you plan to do with that!?! Director Nichole Bish & Rex Moribe Assistant Director Ji Hoon Heo & John Lee Director of Photography\POV and Starring Nichole Bish Also Starring in no particular order Grant Betrix Keita Ishibashi Chris Cruz Evan Hawkins Taylor Boatwright Brady Orear Ross Garcia Robert Perry Nainoa Basdavanos Jenn Takushi Sofia Music by Guy Cruz & Whitelines

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                  • CHOOSE

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                    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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                    • ALEX (Short Film)

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                      from Josh Almario / Added

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                      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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