CONNIE M. FLOREZ, DIRECTOR /PRODUCER/WRITER
Connie founded HulaGirl Productions LLC in 2003. Her award winning projects include documentaries and narrative films such as Kumu Hina, Ride the Thunder, State of Aloha, The Willing, All For Melissa, Fishbowl, Constructions, Ke Kulana He Mahu: Remembering a Sense of Place and Redlove. She has also worked as a music and film producer for the Honolulu Symphony: Princess Kaiulani, Hiromi in Love as well as feature projects released by Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions, Music Gate, and Warner Music Group. For her artistic accomplishments, she has earned the CINE Golden Eagle Award and The Accolade Award; she is also the recipient of the Women in Film/General Motors Alliance Award for Emerging Filmmakers.For more than 20 years, Connie has served with the Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation as an executive director, festival director and director of film programming and currently on the Advisory Board for the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival.
CINDY IODICE, PRODUCER/DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Cindy Iodice is a Honolulu based Producer, Director of Photography, photographer, writer, director, DIT, and founder of Island Girl Pictures LLC. Producer/ Director of Photography credits include The Glades Project- Re-enactment scenes and Hawaiian Narrative Feature Film Mango Dreams (currently in postproduction). Cindy was a camera operator/ photographer on award winning documentary film Kumu Hina (2013). In 2012, Cindy created time-lapse video, Na Manu Kai. The Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts, City and County of Honolulu, commissioned large-format photographic images from the video destined to perpetuate the cultural heritage of Honolulu. Cindy is the writer/director of short film, The Bridge (release date Fall 2015).
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