HOLLYWOOD HULA ::: Pacific Islander Film Hui

Chamorro Rock

Posted in Events, Festivals, Music Video, People by hollywoodhula on April 10, 2008

Should\'ve Known

Mud: Should’ve Known

Chamorro/Pilipino rock band Mud’s first music video debuts on You Tube and premiers at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 03 May 08

The video was made by a Pacific Islander team – director Alex Munoz (Chamorro) and producer Karin Williams (Aotearoa/Cook Is) – with a mostly Guahan/Pinoy posse including editor AJ Calomay (editor: Black Eyed Peas, Native Guns).

Mud is Nikki Aclaro (vocals, guitar), Alan Kao (guitar), Ralph Blas (bass), Jared Cruz (drums) and Aris Nicholas (keyboard).

The Guam band, now San Francisco residents, signed with Talking House Productions.

Their new album Yearbook launches April 15.

Should’ve Known – credits

South Seas Cinema

Posted in Film by hollywoodhula on April 2, 2008


What do these movies have in common?
• Tabu
• Return to Paradise
• Forgetting Sarah Marshall

All were set, in whole or part, on Pacific Islands and are thus examples of the overlooked South Sea Cinema genre, according to a new website devoted to the “colorful, exotic, beautiful and erotic” scenes churned out by Hollywood.

South Seas Cinema lists over 600 feature films, shorts, docs, TV shows, special episodes and countless cartoons all shot in the Pacific – plus posters, lobby cards, and billboards.

The cyber archive is from the South Seas Cinema Society, a Hawaiian group of tropical-island movie buffs devoted to reclaiming the “no respect genre”.