Archive for 'Film & TV'

Tyrus Wong at his home in Sunland, CA 2004. Photo © Peter Brenner, Mural by Tyrus Wong © 1955

Tyrus Wong: Chinese American Artist Broke Barriers, Reached Back Centuries to Create Bambi

Heard on Voice of America – A look back at the inspiring legacy of Tyrus Wong, who’s best known for creating the look of the film “Bambi.” He passed away at the age of 106.

“Moana” Making Waves Around Globe

Heard on Voice of America – Disney’s animated movie “Moana” is riding a wave of popularity around the globe.

Actress BarbaraCarrera | Photo ©HeidiChang

EuroCinema Hawaii Awards Gala 2014

Hawaii turns out to celebrate at the EuroCinema Hawaii Awards Gala, which is part of the Hawaii International Film Festival.

A new documentary, Linsanity, captures the unlikely rise of NBA star Jeremy Lin. Heidi Chang produced a radio story about it for Voice of America.

“Linsanity” Details Rise of Asian-American Basketball Star Jeremy Lin

Heard on Voice of America – The documentary captures the story of Jeremy Lin, an underdog trying to break through barriers in a sport where Asian-Americans are extremely rare.

Final Recipe shows at the Hawaii International Film Festival

2013 Hawaii International Film Festival Off To A Great Start

2013 Hawaii International Film Festival Off To A Great Start

Film critic Roger Ebert and reporter Heidi Chang at the 2010 Hawaii International Film Festival

Remembering “At the Movies” with Roger Ebert

Hawaii Tales Blog – Remembering film critic Roger Ebert who helped put the Hawaii International Film Festival on the map.

Hawaii Five-0 Cast and Producers and Guest Stars

Hawaii Five-0 Season Three Premiere On Waikiki Beach

Hawaii Five-0 cast members, producers and guest stars celebrate the premiere of Season Three with fans on Wakiki Beach

Picture Bride

Picture Bride showing at opening of Bishop Museum Exhibit

Heard on NPR – In the early 1900s, thousands of Japanese women crossed the Pacific to marry Japanese plantation workers in Hawaii. Because those marriages were arranged through photographs and letters, the young women became known as “Picture Brides.” Their story is told in a new movie.

Gabby Pahinui

Soundtracking “The Descendants” With “Real” Hawaiian Music

Heard on NPR – The Oscar-winning film “The Descendants” is the first Hollywood movie scored entirely with Hawaiian music.

Hawaii-Five-0-on-location on the beach

Hawaii Enjoys Financial Boost from TV and Film Productions

Heard on Voice of America – Hawaii is becoming a growing hub for TV and film production, thanks to the series reboot of “Hawaii Five-0” and several recent movies, including “The Descendants.”

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