'West is Best' finshes exclusive run at Regal Kapolei Commons
If you’ve watched a movie at the new Regal Cinemas Kapolei Commons 12, it’s a good bet you’ve seen the video love letter to Leeward Oahu created by students from the University of Hawaii West Oahu’s Academy of Creative Media.
“West is Best” is the trailer ACM students Mahea Kahala, Julian Silveria, Melissa Garbles, Kevin Bechayda, Kauluwehi Kato and August Harrington collaboratively wrote, produced, starred in and edited as part of an internship class at UHWO. It recently finished an exclusive one-month run at Kapolei Commons and is now available for viewing online.
“UHWO’s ACM program is only a year and a half old and already we have 68 majors, 43 of whom (are) transfers from other campuses,” said ACM director Chris Lee. “This is an amazing opportunity to showcase what these students are capable of accomplishing under the great faculty at UHWO and the state of the art equipment available to them. I could not be more pleased by the outcome.”
Along with showcasing the students’ work at Kapolei Commons, Regal presented UH-West Oahu with a $25,000 donation to help fund student scholarships, workshops with film industry professionals and new equipment.
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