Are you familiar with that old line, “I can make you a star!”??? Maybe, in this case, it’s more than just a line … at least for your little corner of Hawaii.
Seems like you could have an inside track with the new Hawaii Five-o Locations Manager, especially when he’s a Punahou74 classmate. According to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser (6/23/2013), Timmy Chinn is looking for a few good locations to star in upcoming episodes of Hawaii Five-o.
And don’t think that, just because you don’t live in what could pass for a five-star hotel, that you’re out of luck. Seems that many different kinds of property are needed for the show: “We need everything,” said Chinn. “Houses are always a big thing for us. We are always using houses. The whole range, from low income all the way up to beachfront homes. Houses in the jungle. We run the whole gamut.”
The aim is to create a sense of place, a look that spells “Hawaii” for the viewer.
“There’s nothing hard and fast except we want to show Hawaii and what’s beautiful,” Chinn said. “Sometimes we will want a remote shack. Sometimes we will want a millionaire’s house. Sometimes it’s a regular family house. But we want them all to show Hawaii.”
Timmy became a part of the Hawaii Five-o crew in its second season as a key assistant in the locations department. This season he’s moved up and is now the boss.
The path to the show was a round about one for him. Following college he earned a law degree; but his law license has been gathering dust for the past ten years. Several years were spent as a mechanic working on exotic cars.
Timmy moved back home by 1997 and periodically commuted between Hawaii and Los Angeles until 2004 when he began living on Maui. He was there when the third sequel in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise came to town and the door opened for his current career path. Since then, he’s honed his skills working on other Hollywood efforts that have included Princess Kaiulani, The Tempest, The Descendants, Soul Surfer, and Battleship.
Timmy’s already started formulating a slate of places for the upcoming season and your home, business, office, apartment, warehouse or ranch could be on that list. Full production starts July 10 so time is of the essence. Of course, payment will be give for the use of your property but, as to how much will be paid, that’s a subject that’s up for negotiation.
Being a local guy, Timmy will look out for your property: “I have to look out for these things to make sure, in my own small way, that we treat the locations right.”
So, if you have a lead for the next backdrop for the stars of Five-o email Timmy at Five.firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck and let us know if your place has what it takes to be a star!