Hawaii local Spider-Man actor gives word on the HIFF Future Filmmakers Luncheon


HE GAINED FAME STARRING AS SPIDER MAN’S BEST FRIEND… AND TODAY LOCAL ACTOR JACOB BATALON WAS BACK HOME SHARING SOME ADVICE. HE’S THIS YEARS “DANIEL K INOUYE INSTITUTE” YOUTH AMBASSADOR FOR THE DAMIEN GRAD SPOKE TO SOME OF HAWAII’S FUTURE FILMMAKERS TRYING TO BREAK INTO THE BUSINESS. JACOB BATALON / ACTOR: “I THINK THE IMPORTANT THING IS THAT YOU WORK HARD TO GET LUCKY AND ULTIMATELY YOU DO EVERYTHING YOURSELF TO PUT YOURSELF INTO THE POSITION THAT YOU WANT AND THE OPPORTUNITIES ARE YOURS TO HAVE. AND REALLY JUST KEEP LIFTING YOURSELF UP EVERY DAY BECAUSE THAT’S THE ONLY PERSON WHO WILL.” SAM: TOMORROW AT THE DOLE CANNERY THEATERS BEFORE HEADING TO THE NEIGHBOR ISLANDS. AS FOR JACOB HE SAYS WHILE HE’S HOME HE’LL SPEND TIME WITH FAMILY AND GO TO THE BEACH. SAM: THE TRADE WINDS HAVE RETURNED,

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