Monday, August 3, 2015

Shocking behavior by The Creature From The Black Lagoon!!

I think the Creature from the Black Lagoon is
 stealing one of my limited edition Moo Cards
(only 50 were printed and a few got left in Seattle).

What do you think is happening between him and
Austiniddle Powers? (aka Austin Powers).

Will they make a film together?? Is this the beginning of it?
Will the Creature sacrifice his only card to work a
deal with Austin? This sounds like a moooovie on its own.

I believe what he really wants is a Documentary film made
on his life by Mike Myers called Super Creature

Ever see a Dinosaur surf a shooting star to catch a space ship?

Now you can!

Watch and comment here too:
Kauai Film Studios on YouTube

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Aloha! Check out this sunset from Gilligan's Island on August 1, 2015

No wonder they stayed Shipwrecked on Gilligan's Island, right?
The pilot episode was filmed on Moloaa Bay
which made that location famous forever:

p.s. Moloaa is between Anahola and Kilauea on the map above

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Photos from Tim Burton's movie "Big Eyes" released

I've been waiting for the film "Big Eyes" for what seems like forever,
see previous posts on the movie about Margaret Keane HERE.

New photos and info released recently:

Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams as Walter and Margaret Keane

More info on IMDB

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

New ad with Kauai Film Studios and IFOK (Independent Filmmakers of Kauai) just launched!

Just finished my newest Ad for Kauai Film Studios
featuring my association with IFOK,
the Independent Filmmakers of Kauai website.

Originally my vision was to have some sort of a Space Ship
landing on the Kauai Film Studios deck,
(where the Studio normally resides until it goes out into Space)
then have it connect to my Space Orbit via a laser.

I was going to put the IFOK logo with just the letters
in the middle of the laser somehow.
After several renditions I realized that maybe
just the eye alone would look better so changed it.
The IFOK letters logo went to the the tail of the spacecraft
(click HERE to see the art larger on Pinterest).

What's interesting. (although unplanned), is that the eye
seems to have a Lord of the Rings feel to it.
Coincidentally I just finished watching that triology
on DVD last night. I don't believe this particular
eye has the story of a Ring attached to it
or does it? Only time will tell…

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

New web in Kauai for Independent Filmmakers: IFOK

Storytelling and Filmmaking is an essential part of our existence
and now there's a new site for people in the film industry featuring
talents from Kauai: IFOK (Independent Filmmakers of Kauai).

Luckily for me, Tony LeHoven, one of the curators,
saw my mini flyer below and invited me to join:

I briefly met him at ArtSlam the year before so knew he was
an extremely talented and creative person so was excited by the idea.
I feel honored to be a part of this group and the 6th filmmaker to join.
Please take a look at my profile if you'd like to see more.
I used my page as an homage to my Father who certainly sparked
 a lot of my creativity as he used to always photograph
and document our family with his Rolleiflex camera.
I loved seeing that camera hanging around his neck.
I feel extremely grateful for his thoughtful actions. 
Find out more about my Dad, George Riffero, on IFOK, mahalo!!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Here's my Vision. What is YOURS?

I belong to a Meetup called "Soul Sisters" and we get together weekly.
It's been great so far, and it embeds the spirit of helping one another.
We listen with compassion and help by offering suggestions
and options to aid in our future accomplishments.
It also provides solid friendships and support in the moment.

Every once in awhile someone will ask me what it is I want from
 living in Kauai so I thought I'd blog and make it clear:

My Kauai Vision
(The short version…yes, there's more)

I would like to add to the local economy by creating opportunities
 for others to grow and prosper on an island that is often
perceived as limiting in economic possibility.

I want to design and have someone build a Creative Studio
based on my plans which would ultimately support the above idea
in what will be output from the Studio. At the heart of it will be
a room for meetings for connecting and brainstorming on
future ideas that we can put into action. A cool hangout.
(See center of diagram):
(What will come out of here is too numerous to list right now.)

I want to create a unique space for Visitors who come to Kauai.
The intention is that the guests/friends/family will leave with
an experience that they will pass on through word of mouth to
others because it was so enchanting/magical/unique/fun or great.
[Have the vision of how to do this.]

The idea has several separate configurations:

1) AirBNB business
(Economical price point for the everyday traveler)

  2) Honeymooners Only
(More upscale for a one-of-a-kind Kauai experience)

3) Tiki Room
Continuity to the other businesses,
sell swag and merchandise, include local artists

Create other unique businesses and merchandise that captures
the Aloha Spirit for our world wide visitors to take home with them

What do I need to make my dreams happen? Funding!

If you made it through this post, thank you!
I've always believed that life is about helping others
and creating positive memorable experiences,
that is why I have the drive to do the above--
to make the world a better place, and a lot more fun
both visually and with the memories we carry on with us.

Please list your dream below and have a great day!