Pedestrian safety production shoot closes Hookiekie Street

 

Pearl City High School (PCHS) senior Timothy Iinuma set up his production and camera crews on Hookiekie Street near Momilani Elementary School on Saturday, February 18, 2012 to film his latest documentary that will focus on distracted driving, Hit and Run, and pedestrian safety.

Iinuma's pedestrian safety video is a part of his PCHS senior project that involved a cast of about twenty actors. 95% of them were PCHS students.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Pearl City High School drama student Nicholas Iguchi played the role of a fatally struck pedestrian during filming on Saturday, February 18, 2012 on Hookiekie Street near Momilani Elementary School.

The talented PCHS filmmaker and director is becoming an old pro with a growing resume of video projects under his belt. He is also making a difference with his projects, that when completed, will serve to make a positive change for generations to come.

"Our video shoot on Saturday, February 18 went very well," said Iinuma. "All the actors were energized and excited and we were able to complete our filming earlier then expected. Everyone who came to my project, did not come to be in the spotlight. They came because they wanted to make a positive change in this beautiful state of Hawaii. We wanted the people of Hawaii to share the Aloha with drivers and pedestrians. We all believe Hawaii can become a safer place for pedestrians."

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Director Timothy Iinuma goes over video footage with production crew member Kelly Nakasone.

Iinuma's two minute pedestrian safety video is currently in the editing phase. The release date is scheduled for March 5, 2012 with distribution planned via the local media, Hawaii government agencies, and on the internet. 

"This video will be available on March 5, 2012," Iinuma said. "This video will be distributed to television companies, Honolulu Police Department, Department of Health, Department of Transportation, Walk Wise Hawaii, Drivers Education program, and the public may view this film on YouTube."

Support from partnerships with the community, government, and the Honolulu Police Department helped make Iinuma's PCHS pedestrian safety video project a huge success.

"I would like to thank  HPD Police Chief Louis Kealoha, Capt. Kent Harada, Capt.Terrance Kong, Ret. HPD Sergent Ford Ebesugawa, Ms. Paula Casamina, Kelly Nakasone, Ross Higa, Nicholas Iguchi, Jessica Higashi, Megan Balangue, Kirstyn Trombetta, Diane Lebowitz, Danicia Honda, Eric Medina, Kara Ebisuya, Kyla Tomita, David Nakamoto, Leighton Martin, Reese Yonemura, Rayson Yamada, Safety Systems and Signs Hawaii, Momilani Principal Doreen Higa, Pearl City High School Vice-Principal Aaron Tominaga, and Mr. Barry Villamil of MyPearlCity.com," Iinuma said. "With all their contributions, we were able to create a public service announcement which will inform the people of both pedestrian and driver safety."

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Kelly Nakasone films actors Jessica Higashi and Nicholas Iguchi as they make their way across the crosswalk on Hookiekie Street.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Cameraman Ross Higa pictured behind his camera as he shoots footage of the vehicle as it approaches the fatal impact zone on Hookiekie Street.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Director linuma sets up the next scene while Kelly Nakasone applies fake blood to the face and body of Nicholas Iguchi.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

PCHS actors rush to the scene after Iguchi is fatally struck.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

HPD arrives on the scene to find that the pedestrian did not survive after being struck in the crosswalk.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Nicholas Iguchi gives the thumbs up in between takes on Hookiekie Street.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Link to video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zuz-UMl3mcM

Great Job!