After sinking the family’s livelihood, an old seafaring and devoted father must sail the wild unknown with nothing but faith and his family’s strength to save his dream.
When covid-19 hit, the Merwin Conservancy initially needed to bring their annual fundraiser online. To that end, Pacific Story Tellers was asked to film original footage of the palm forest and house, and then piece it all together in a one hour long video that included self-submitted poetry reading by world-famous poets and authors.
The person on the other end of the phone said: “Stephan, I heard you’re the person I need to talk to for an important short film we need made for our gala event coming up in just a few weeks at Four Seasons Resort Maui.”
Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center set out to find stories of resilience and inspiration in these times of turmoil. What we found was a treasure trove full of them.
Suffice it to say, this is our dream when a client has seen our previous work, understands that we are expert storytellers who do more than just point the camera at something and press record, and leave it to US to find, develop and produce excellent films that SAY SOMETHING.
When the shit hits the fan, what sustains your will to create? This year of Covid has revealed to me what is essential and what is pointless to lend any attention.
If you think you’re going to influence the story before you give it a chance to influence you, disappointing results will surely follow.
Muse Storytelling contracted Stephan for story discovery sessions (meeting with employees and interviewing them), as well as assist in the production as a whole. His roles were AC and AP, as well as the local fixer and talent scout.
This project by Muse Storytelling had Stephan story-hunting, and assisting the director and producer in bringing the pieces together.
Muse Storytelling contracted Stephan to find stories and characters at Four Seasons Hualalai for this project.
Stories like this one of Uncle Earl that go so much deeper than merely the surface are what get u so excited about filmmaking.
The Creative Development is by Muse Storytelling, who called us up and wanted Stephan on board to help bring this piece to life.
His role in this project varied from Assistant Producing, bringing together and managing the opening hula sequence to Assisting First Camera to talent (the guy jumping in the water upon entry) and Second Camera.