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November 10th 2018

November 6th, 2018 · No Comments

SOHO Reunion!!!! Thanks to everyone’s buddy Mark Becker we get to celebrate Daniel Gray and the club he built that carried its own era. If you talk to anyone that remembers they will most likely stare off into space for a second with a smile remembering some sort of debauchery that went down.

The event will be on Saturday November 10th 9p-2a and have so many good things happening. INCLUDING live art by Chanel Tanaka. Proceeds are benefiting the Aloha Cancer Project and yours truly. Do not miss this event!

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Best of 2017 according to me

January 22nd, 2018 · 3 Comments

It’s difficult to be as thorough with my “Best Of” post this year because I spent much of it hunkered down working to stay healthy. That’s actually a good thing because IT WORKED!

I’m still here!!

It’s also hard to write a Best of 2017 post after such a disastrous political year and everyone in such a bad mood. It made me never want to leave my house even when I was healthy enough to leave my house.

However, there is a beautiful thing I saw in 2017. These public scandals, natural disasters, mass murders, political nightmares are bringing people closer together. Tragedy is causing more and more humans to understand how fleeting life really is. More and more people are waking up to what is truly important in life: love and compassion. It’s been raising the frequency of our whole planet

I saw something else: business owners are getting younger. Kids are coming up saying
“I refuse to be chained to a desk.” Or
“If I’m going to work my ass off it’s going to be for something that makes me passionate.”
They are taking huge risks and living their dream. Investing in their dream. I feel that! At least here in our little big city I do.

With that, I think there are enough things I did experience in 2017 to make this list. Before I begin may I just say a huge thank you to all of you out there working so hard. Sacrificing comfort to launch your dream, working hard to thrive, investing in new business, or just making that extra effort to really provide something good. Sorry if I missed you but these are the BESTs that I have seen for 2017.

So without further ado…

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[video] CHRISTA-mas! Recap

December 24th, 2017 · No Comments

I am still having trouble believing Joshua Bowlin is real. He is a passionate, talented artist that is motivated purely by creating stunning photography. You can see from his work how much heart he puts into it. You will see a lot of his work in my documentary and lately most of my videos on YouTube are from him.

This video is what he made me for my birthday, literally hours after the event. You can spot his tiny cameo at 1:34 of this video. What a magical night! So many people contributed raffle prizes, their time, their love and support for me. The vibe was intoxicating. I couldn’t have asked for a better evening spent with others.
You are keeping me going, all of you.

Visit the entire photo gallery on Facebook

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Merry CHRISTA-mas!

December 4th, 2017 · No Comments

 

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Hawai’i International Film Festival 2017

November 11th, 2017 · No Comments


It’s my favorite time of year, and not just because my birthday is coming up! The fall HIFF is like my decadent dessert after a year of soda cracker dinners. This year was particularly special having wonder-woman Beckie Stocchetti step up as the new Executive Director of the festival. While young, she is richly experienced in film (and had a great run curating this films at Doris Duke back when I was going 2-3 times a week). Good on ya sis! I was particularly pleased with the representation of women in film this year, with such great programming and events. I can’t wait till the Spring festival!

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[video] kickstarter project? funded! here’s a teaser:

July 24th, 2017 · No Comments

WOW that was a serious hurdle you all helped me jump. Now I have some actual money to pay these people who have already been donating their time and equipment for my project. While they were happy to do it there’s nothing like cold hard cash to keep them motivated as we enter the critical time crunch that is the SXSW film entry deadline (October 20th).
My heart goes out to Gerard and Nick. Kyle too! They have been working tirelessly to organize and tag two years worth of footage. Every day I am praying for their strength. They have told me the story inspires them which is so important. Please say a prayer for them that we can hit this deadline.

Hugh mahalo Gerard for taking time to cut this teaser. Kyle helped a lot with organizing. It’s simply incredible.

Christa Teaser from Gerard Elmore on Vimeo.

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