The online location where filmmakers find the limitless location and seamless production possibilities available on Kaua‘i recently got a face-lift.
The Kaua‘i Film Office, a division of the county Office of Economic Development, launched a new look, logo and enhanced functionality for its website. Starting Thursday, Sept. 1, directors, location managers and producers can access the new site for user-friendly navigation throughout the county’s diverse landscapes, access to permits, information about generous incentives and on-island production resources.
The site also serves as a hub for the latest news from the Kaua‘i film industry.
“With production pipelines reopening just as Kaua‘i approaches 90 years of being a filmmaker’s paradise, it’s a particularly vibrant time to build on the collective momentum and reimagine the Film Kaua‘i website,” Mayor Derek Kawakami said in a press release. “From its unique natural beauty to the supportive community of professionals that make filming in Kaua‘i a turnkey experience, there are countless reasons for industry decision-makers to keep Kaua‘i in focus. Mahalo to our Office of Economic Development’s Kaua‘i Film Office and Film Commissioner Sandy Ka‘auwai for working thoughtfully and tirelessly to complete this beautiful new website that makes the process to film on Kaua‘i an easier and more enjoyable experience, and truly represents Kaua‘i’s aloha spirit.”
The launch of the state-of-the-art site will further serve as a keystone for an amplified year-long marketing initiative, coinciding with Kaua‘i’s 90th anniversary as a distinguished production destination. The benefits and brand of Film Kaua‘i will be celebrated in a strategic roll out across new collateral, social media, digital and traditional advertising and events.
“Kaua‘i’s creative industries contribute both to the local economy as well as enhance the production value of films, television shows and commercials from around the world,” Sandy Ka‘auwai, county film commissioner and economic development specialist, said in the press release. “Through contemporary tools such as the elevated Film Kaua‘i website, the island’s rich history, current production resources and dynamic opportunities for the future can be effortlessly showcased, updated and navigated.”
Since 1933, Kaua‘i has been a premier location for filmmaking, welcoming movie, television and commercial productions of all sizes. Every setting — be it pristine coastlines, lush jungle terrain, arid dunes and seemingly other-worldly environments — is available for creatives to explore.
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