About Me


Name:                                  Stephanie G. Spangler

Hawaii Film Authority

808-373-2710 (0)

808-285-1422 (cp)

Organization Membership:


(Film & Video Association of Hawaii)

FAVAH member since 1989

HFEB (Hawaii Film & Entertainment)

Board member from 2004-09

Favorite Book:             Silence Will Speak

by Errol Tryzbinski

Favorite Movie:                   Out of Africa

Favorite Countries:          France & Morocco

Favorite Quote:                      By Edgar A. Guest

“Somebody said that it couldn't be done,

But he with a chuckle replied

That "maybe it couldn't," but he would be one

Who wouldn't say so till he'd tried......”

My photo albums




My favorite links

My Quotes:

Every job I do is an opportunity to learn, grow and improve my craft.

It’s the search that is the essence of life.  What someone finds in the act of exploration is an understanding of oneself and humanity.  You learn never to underestimate any person, place or thing.

"The harder you work the luckier you get"




Life-long resident in Hawaii. Top accredited motion picturer location manager & location scout with over 25 years experience in motion picutre films, TV series & TV pilots, national/international commercials, print, music videos, on all the Hawaiian islands. Producer for photo shoots. Free phone consultation regarding locations and bidding assistance.  I break down movie scripts and boards and scout to find just the perfect location to fit the directors and producers needs. Capable of pulling locations out of the hat just in the nick of time. Web pages customized for you and your clients.  Extensive expertise in permitting and budget negotiations I save you time and money with fast, efficient service. Good working relations with unions and City and State government departments.  “Local” contacts with estates, ranches and private landowners.  No location is too difficult and “no is not an answer”.  Most recently worked again with Kathryn BIgelow (previously worked on Point Bteak) who directed “Chanel Allure Homme Sport Extreme”  a perfume for men.

In addition I’m able to assemble crew, hotels, vehicles, catering and equipment.

Calm under pressure and an excellent trouble-shooter. 


ABC “THE RIVER”, CBS “HAWAII 5-0 TV Pilot 2010,

ABC ”OFF THE MAP”, Len Wiseman -Carolyn Chen, Michael Karbelnekoff, Bradford May, Klaus Obermeyer, Toby Phillips, Noam Murro, Bruno Aveillon, Michael Haussmann, Bryan Buckley, Michael Bay, Joe Pytka, Tony Scott, Peter Nydrle, Caleb Deschanel, Marco Brambolini, Carlton Chase, Gerard Hameline, Richard Hoover, Anabel Jankel, Rocky Morton, Michael Saloman, Doug Taub, Bill Timmer, Paula Walker, Nick Vedros, Tom Burkhart, Rob Leiberman, Jon Mentzer. Michel Comte, Mikael Jansson, John Wells, John Perez, Sean Thonson, Kathryn Bigelow.

About me in brief:

Studied and worked in France.  Traveled extensively throughout all of Europe and Morocco.

  1. * Ecole Nationale Des Art Decoratif, Nice, France

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  3. *Centre Mediteraneen d’Etudes Francaise, Cap d’ail, France French History, Culture and Language -      

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  5. *Backgammon Management International,  Monte Carlo - Tournament Specialist

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  7. * “Rivera Life” magazine - Art Director,  Monte Carlo

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  9. *  Societe Des Bains De Mers, Monte Carlo - Incentive Tour Coordinator:

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  11. * Founded Scandanavisk Backgammon Club, 1975, Copenhagen

  1. * Founded Hawaii Film Authority, Inc., 1977 Honolulu