Lost creators, cast participating in Hawaii International Film Fest seminars, Q&Aby: Derek Paiva
posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 at 11:56 AM
Lost addicts unite! Or at least start planning to be on Oahu on Oct. 17.
That’s when the annual Hawaii International Film Festival will celebrate the cast and crew of the ABC TV series Lost—currently filming its final season in Hawaii—with a full day of events no fan of the show will want to miss.
We’ll start with the main event: “An Evening with Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse,” at the Royal Hawaiian Theater in Waikiki, at 8 p.m.
For diehard fans of the Emmy Award-winning series, co-creators and showrunners Lindelof and Cuse are the real Lost luminaries—the creative masterminds who’ve guided the direction of the series' complex, multi-layered story arc since Lost's premiere in 2004. A good portion of the evening will likely be turned over to the duo's behind-the-scenes stories and history with Lost, as well as fielding questions from the audience on all manner of series minutiae. (One from us: Do Richard Alpert’s feet have four toes each? Trust me, if you're a Lost addict this is not a stupid question.)
The evening will also feature guest appearances by Lost cast and crew members—though exactly who will show up hasn't been announced yet. Lindelof and Cuse will also receive HIFF’s “Vision in Film Award"—previous recipients include directors Ang Lee and Zhang Yimou. The fest’s inaugural “Mahalo Nui Loa Award” will be presented to Lost executive producer and director Jack Bender and co-executive producer Jean Higgins.
Brian Lowry, chief television critic for entertainment trade newspaper/magazine Variety, will emcee the program.
But the evening Q&A/awards program with Cuse and Lindelof isn't the only event for Lost fans on Oct. 17.
Check out these related HawaiiMagazine.com posts:
Lost creators and cast discuss series' final season in Hawaii
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