About The Company
FilmWorks Pacific is a Hawaii-based firm that maintains production support in Los Angeles, New York, and Asia.
We develop, produce and package film, television programming, commercials, music and books for domestic and international distribution.
FilmWorks recently completed a major project, Pacific Network, an Internet television network of thousands of original programs, news of the Pacific, live streaming, video on demand, vintage television shows from Hawaii's first TV station KGMB, xtreme and current ocean sports, educational and health programs and more. (www.pacificnetwork.tv)
Our mantra: Imagine a Perfect World.
P.O. Box 61281
Honolulu, HI 96839-1281
National screening of The Hawaiians - Reflecting Spirit which premiered at the Smithsonian Institution’s recent much awaited opening of The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. The Hawaiians Reflecting Spirit is dedicated to enlightening viewers with an understanding of the concepts and beliefs that form native Hawaiian cultural values. On camera segments include appearances by renowned kumu hula and musical artist, Kealii Reichel; celestial navigator, Nainoa Thompson; and other contemporary native Hawaiians including experts in the ancient art of salt making, traditional healing arts and farming.
ICE: Hawaii's Crystal Meth Epidemic, the feature documentary film simulcast in 2003 on eleven television stations throughout the state of Hawaii. One year later, in fall of 2004, its sequel, Life or Meth simulcast across the state on all major network affiliates. Both films continue to garner national interest, screened by law enforcement, treatment providers, schools, health organizations, and families.
Earlier films include Papakolea -
Story of Hawaiian Land, which received the Corporation for Public
Broadcasting Silver Award for Independent Programming, the 1995 National Educational Media Network Silver
Apple, and International CINE Golden Eagle. Paniolo O Hawaii - Cowboys
of the Far West, currently broadcasts across the country on PBS, having
completed its 80 country television broadcast on National Geographic Channels
Worldwide. The film received the 1998 Chicago International Film & Video
INTERCOM Festival Silver Plaque (Directing, Documentary Film Category) and
the Merit Award (Documentary Film Category) for Writing. Public Radio International
broadcast a one-hour special, co-produced with WGBH & Warner Reprise Records
incorporating excerpts from the film. The companion CD, "Na Mele
O Paniolo" (Songs of the Hawaiian Cowboy) is a rare collection
of Hawaiian cowboy music including tracks by western music artists. Other projects
include companion books and music CDs such as The 14th Dalai Lama
Awards & Presentations
2011 • February 27 Unveiling of redux, Pacific Network.tv
2008 • Launch of the Pacific Network
2005 • Premiere of The Hawaiians Reflecting Spirit, Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian, Washington D.C.
2004 • Ten Who Made A Difference
2003 • Pacific Business news (Non-Profit) Leadership Award
2003 • Honolulu City Council Award for Outstanding Community Service
2002 • Best Editing (Documentary Film category), New York International Independent Film & Video Festival
2002 • Best Cinematography (Documentary Film category), New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (DP / Jiri Dvorsky andKen Libby)
2001 • Chicago International Film & Video INTERCOM Gold Plaque
2001 • Kahili (Literary Arts) Award
2001 • Kahili Best of Show Award
2001 • Kahili Award for Media Broadcasting
1998 • Silver Plaque, Directing (Documentary Film Category) Chicago
1998 • International Film & Video INTERCOM 1998 Individual Achievement Award, Writing; Chicago International Film & Video INTERCOM
1996 • Council of Foundations viewing selection
1995 • National Educational Media Network Silver Award
1994 • Silver Award, Independent Programming, Corporation for Public Broadcasting
1993 • CINE Golden Eagle Award (International award)
1993 • Merit Award, Arts & Humanities; Chicago International Film & Video INTERCOM Festival
Edgy Lee - Writer/Director/Filmmaker
EDGY is a fifth generation Hawaii-born artist & filmmaker. Her most recent film, "The Hawaiians - Reflecting Spirit", premiered at the national opening of the Smithsonian's Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC. In 2005, Edgy produced two films on methamphetamine simulcast commerical free, on all television stations in Hawaii in two historical unprecedented prime time events (2004,2005). These films continue to garner national attention and with co-producer (RecoveryWorks Inc.) FilmWorks Pacific produces programs on drug prevention and education, elder abuse and other social issues created specifically for various industries, youth, and ethnic groups. Her feature work has received numerous awards both international (CINE Golden Eagle) and national (New York International Independent Film & Video Festival; Corp. for Public Broadcasting, etc.).
Veteran L.A. Times film credit Kevin Thomas wrote, "What Lee has done in irresistible fashion is a splendid example of the enduring power of the traditional documentary. The kind that brings alive an unfamiliar world in a straightforward manner that is as entertaining as it is informative."