About The Company
FilmWorks Pacific is a Hawaii-based studio that maintains production support in Los Angeles, New York, and parts of Asia.
We develop, produce and package film, Internet and television programming, commercials, music and a few viewers guides and books for domestic and international distribution.
FilmWorks partners with an Internet television network of thousands of original programs, news of the Pacific, live streaming, video on demand, vintage television shows, xtreme ocean sports, arts & culture and more. (www.purepacific.tv).
Our mantra: Imagine a Perfect World.
P.O. Box 61281
Honolulu, HI 96839-1281
FilmWorks' recent production is Liliuokalani - Reflections of Our Queen, a feature documentary film on the life of Hawaii's last reigning monarch. Various presentations have been initiated in the state of Hawaii and in cities across the U.S. Distribution begins 2018.
The Hawaiians - Reflecting Spirit premiered at the Smithsonian Institution’s much awaited opening of The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. This film enlightens viewers with an understanding of the concepts and beliefs that form native Hawaiian cultural values. 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.
FilmWorks Pacific has also produced a number of drug education films and workplace videos. 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 Waikiki in the Wake of Dreams, a delightful film covering 500 years of Waikiki's history, 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, 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
2017• 2018 Liliuokalani - Reflections of Our Queen. Natioal distribution Spring 2018
2015• National Telly Bronze, Documentary Film Social Issues Category, “Unprescribed” (funded by ONDCP White House)
2014• Hawaii Governor Neal Abercrombie Biography, “Bucket Full of Stars” Nov.2014
2014• Waimea Ocean Festival Selection
2013• Hawaii State Senate Special Artist’s Recognition Oct 2013
2013• Paniolo Preservation Society - First Honorary Director for Life Oct 2013
2011• TEDX Honolulu Featured Speaker Nov 2011
2011 • February 27 Unveiling of redux, Pacific Network.tv
2008 • Launch of Pacific Network
2006 • Premiere of The Hawaiians Reflecting Spirit, Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian, Washington D.C.
2004 • Ten Who Made A Difference, Lee's documentaries pushed lawmakers to confront issue. TV film on 'ice' framed debate
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, "Liliuokalani - Reflections of Our Queen", is currently in distribution. Veteran L.A. Times film critic Kevin Thomas in a review of "Paniolo O Hawaii - Cowboys of the Far West" once 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."