And the people behind it
Edgy Lee is a 5th generation Hawai’i-born artist and filmmaker. After years working in front of the camera and producing music in L.A. and NYC, Edgy is working as an independent filmmaker who produces, writes, directs, edits and composes music for films.
Over the years, her work has garnered multiple awards and has been screened at film festivals around the world.
Originally an Asian/Comparative Philosophy scholar with emphasis on Buddhism and Taoism, Marc made his way into the film industry. His production and writing credits include writing and co-producing “Unprescribed” for the Office of National Drug Control Policy, co-producing and writing the feature doc film “Liliukolani – Reflections of Our Queen”, writing “Our Culture is Our Strength”, “We Are Nuchu” and the one-hour television special “Pandemic in a Pandemic”, among other works.
Daniel Skaf (M.F.A.) is a multilingual professional Director of Photography, editor and certified FAA drone pilot.
His clients are international corporations and local businesses including Zillow, Merrill Lynch, Meadow Gold, Dominoes Pizza, Mobi, University of Hawaii, the Royal Order of Kamehameha and others.
In 2022, Elise began her M.A. in Strategic Communications at HPU while working as a Brand Manager for KILROY Norway.
Currently, she is interning at FilmWorks Pacific as an assistant to the director and producers, managing web design and social media updates, assisting in pre-production, as a P.A. in production on location, distribution, and marketing tasks.
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, extreme ocean sports, arts & culture and more.
“Liliuokolani – Reflections of Our Queen” is our most recent film, released in 2018. This feature documentary film is the first intimate portrait of Hawaii’s last reigning monarch.
The company has also created several documentary films focusing on Hawaiian culture, values and history. FilmWorks Pacific has also produced a number of drug education films. ICE: Hawaii’s Crystal Meth Epidemic, the feature documentary film simulcast in 2003 on television stations throughout the state of Hawaii. One year later, the sequel “Life or Meth” was also simulcast across the state on all network affiliates. Both films continue to garner national interest, screened by law enforcement, cultural and health organizations, schools and families.
FilmWorks projects include companion books and music CDs such as The 14th Dalai Lama in Hawaii, a compilation of traditional Tibetan folk music by artists living in exile.