FOR REGISTERED EXTRAS
After you have registered to be an extra, here are some things you need to know about Sunday, as we re-create this important moment in Hawaii's history.
Please PARK at the Fasi Municipal Building (enter from Beretania Street) or find street parking. Look for volunteers wearing MARK TAKAI t-shirts. When you arrive at ‘Iolani Palace grounds, there will be a CHECK-IN table Mauka side of the Palace. Sign in there. If you are portraying a soldier, that is where you will receive your shirt and cap.
WHEN TO SHOW UP
Sunday, April 16th, 2017
We originally asked everyone to come at 9:30AM, but due to the overwhelming response, and the amount of time it takes to shoot a movie scene, we’d like you to come earlier. If you are unable to come at that time, please do still come!! Registration will be open until 2:00 pm. If you are attending an Easter Service, or have other obligations, please come after. But, if you are able to come at the listed time, it will ensure that you are featured more prominently in the movie.
Shooting is scheduled to conclude at 5:00 pm, but may go longer. If you are unable to stay the entire time, still come! You are free to leave when you have to. As long as you are on set, you will be featured.
WHAT TO WEAR
We are going to be re-creating Hawaii in March 1943, and you can help us do that by dressing in 1940s clothing. It’s likely that many of you have these clothes in your closet right now. What you would wear to an Easter Sunday service is a good start. No one will be turned away because their clothes don’t perfectly match the era - just do the best you can.
Soldiers: Please wear khaki or tan pants, and dark dress shoes. We will provide you with a shirt, belt, and cap, which you will get to keep at the end of filming!
Civilian Men: Wear a plain collared shirt, and dress pants. No bright colors or patterns. If you are younger, a plain white, or solid colored t-shirt, with slacks or blue jeans will work. If you have dark blue or black palaka, wear that! Hair should be combed over, or slicked back. If your hair is very long, or has color in it, please consider wearing a fedora or newsboy cap.
Civilian Women: Wear a simple dress or skirt. Women always curled their hair. If you are unable to curl your hair, consider pulling it back on the sides, and pinning it in the back. Deep red lipstick was very commonly worn.
Here is a very good article on what 1940’s fashion was like for women: http://vintagedancer.com/1940s/what-did-women-wear-in-the-1940s/
Again, we want to emphasize NO ONE will be turned away because they don’t have the correct clothes, hair, or makeup. Everyone who comes will be able to participate! No matter what look you are able to put together for yourself, please come. Don’t stress over it.
WHAT TO BRING
In between scenes, there will be a lot of down time.
Consider bringing a hydroflask or refillable water bottle. We will have Menehune Water dispensers in the staging area, for you to fill up your own bottle if you don’t want to use paper cups.
Please bring a folding/lawn chair, goza or blanket to sit on while you wait. We’ll have a staging area on the Palace lawn, underneath the trees near the Coronation Pavilion on the King St. side of ‘Iolani Palace. You will be able to leave your chair or blanket there while we are filming. After you register at the check-in table, you will be shown where you can set up.
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.
You can also bring snacks to munch on during the day.
Our production crew is working within a limited budget, and is procuring generous donations from local restaurants; so we will not be able to accommodate dietary restrictions.