Angela Laprete

Angela Laprete grew up as a "military brat" on Hickam Air Force Base and has lived in Hawaii for over 40 years. A “Hapa-Haole” mixture of Japanese, Italian, and Irish, she blended easily into Hawaii’s melting pot.

After graduating from Moanalua High School in 1982, Angie earned a BA in Film Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1986. She returned home to work in Hawaii's television/film industry and has successfully made a name for herself these last 20 years. From Production Coordinator to Production Manager, her work has ranged from national to international commercials, Emmy award winning television shows to indie and major feature films including ER, Blue Crush, Godzilla, You Me and Dupree, Along Came Polly, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Into the Blue Part 2: The Reef, and the soon to be released Julie Taymor version of The Tempest. She is currently Production Supervisor on the new hit CBS TV show, Hawaii Five-0.

As a local award-winning producer, Angie has produced many commercials and a popular variety show called Island Video Jams on cable television. She and her production crew won a Pele Award for Excellence in Advertising for the Arts in 2001 for the Hawaii International Film Festival Trailer.

In 2008, Angie received her DGA wings as Unit Production Manager on the Hawaii/UK co-produced independent feature film Princess Kaiulani and has produced movies for the Lifetime Network including Deadly Honeymoon.

Angie has also co-produced many VIP events and wrap parties for major celebrities and productions including LOST, U2, Mariah Carey, and Michael Jackson. She was also an assistant to Actor Pat Morita for many years while he lived in Hawaii. Angie’s passion is in local independent filmmaking. Her focus is on building infrastructure for Hawaii’s film industry and educating and developing “homegrown” talent. With her partner of 19 years, Chico Powell, they are cre808 films. Locally produced short film “Lychee Thieves” premiered at HIFF 2009 and featured in the “Best of the Best Shorts Program.” It has been circulating the Film Festival markets all over the world and has won numerous awards. In 2009, cre808films collaborated with Haolewood Films on the locally-made indie feature “One Kine Day” to debut in HIFF 2010. Next, cre808 films plans to bring the local, award-winning book, The Tattoo to the big screen.

Angie sits on the Board for the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), the Film and Video Association of Hawaii (FAVAH) and the Doris Duke Theatre Advisory Committee.