Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon Awarded Golden Honu at Big Island Film Festival – Day 3 Recap

Two weeks ago at the Fairmont Orchid, Saturday Night Live’s own Kate McKinnon was awarded a “Golden Honu Award” on the third day of the 2013 Big Island Film Festival.

Kate McKinnon and her Golden Honu Award

Kate McKinnon and her Golden Honu Award

The third day of the festival began with a Filmmaker Workshop given by Ron Osborn entitled “What’s So Funny?”

Filmmakers talk story

Filmmakers talk story

The content of the workshop explored into the fine line that separates comedy and drama, the current market for comedy, and how to approach just about any subject from a comedic standpoint.

The Filmmakers pose for a picture.

The Filmmakers pose for a picture.

The second workshop was on adaptation and finding inspiration in existing stories or events, classic stories, previously filmed stories and making them your own.

Ron Osborn talks to Film Festival Director Leo Sears

Ron Osborn talks to Film Festival Director Leo Sears

If you weren’t interested in the workshops that were going on during the day, there were also films that were being screened throughout the day beginning at 9:00 with “Side Walk Wars”, “The Lion’s Den” and “Stenwyken”.

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The other films that played on Saturday were “Lost Dog”, “Broken”, “Out of Focus”, “Hatch”, “Lipstick Lies”, “Bumsicle”, “What If?”, “Balancing Emma”, “Homecoming” and “Boys Are Us”

At 4:30 a reception began for Kate McKinnon where the public was allowed to mingle with her, talk story with her agents and take pictures with her.

Big Island Photographer Kirk Aeder, Kate McKinnon and Filmmaker GB Hajim pose for the camera

Big Island Photographer Kirk Aeder, Kate McKinnon and Filmmaker GB Hajim pose for the camera

Food was catered by the Fairmont Orchid and consisted of a Moo Shu Duck Station and a dessert bar.

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I can honestly say I’m not a duck eater but this was pretty good!

Of course I wasn't going to pass up on the desserts!

Of course I wasn’t going to pass up on the desserts!

After folks ate their food people moved from the Wailana Garden into the theater where the reception and salute to McKinnon continued with a one-on-one interview with Hawaii Filmmaker Brian “Get A Job” Kohne.

McKinnon talks about her career with Brian Kohne

McKinnon talks about her career with Brian Kohne

I had to leave early the next morning, however, on Sunday a reception and salute was also held for Vincent Kartheiser of the TV show “Mad Men” amongst other things.

Big Island Musician RJ Kaneao and Actor Vincent Kartheiser

Big Island Musician RJ Kaneao and Actor Vincent Kartheiser

 

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