Dane Neves was born and raised in Hawaiʻi where he attended the Academy for Creative Media at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and developed a unique, quirky style of filmmaking often featuring puppets. He was the writer, producer, director, editor, music composer, and puppeteer of the award-winning short films “The Green Tie Affair,” “Giant Monsters Attack Hawaii!” and “Poison Apple.” Neves’ The Monkeyboy Fever was the winner of the Video On Demand Viewer’s Choice Award at the 2007 Hawaiʻi International Film Festival and the Audience Award at the 2008 Pacific Islands Film Festival.
The Masters Series is part of UH West Oʻahu’s Creative Media concentration and aims to increase student understanding of the art and business of content creation. All presentations are free and open to UHWO students, faculty, and the public.
UH West Oʻahu’s Creative Media program is offered in partnership with the UH Academy for Creative Media System that supports and coordinates the creative media studies efforts among the UH campuses. Taking advantage of the system-wide approach, UH West Oʻahu’s program enables students to develop unique skill sets at the community colleges and transfer seamlessly to UH West Oʻahu for continued scholarship and professional development.