The Lost Treasure of J.J. Abrams

Jeff, a self-proclaimed expert on the tv show LOST, travels to Hawaii in search of an item he believes that the cast and crew purposefully left behind.

  • Alex Farnham
    The Wind and the Reckoning (Best Made In Hawaii Feature Film 2022), Terrestrial, Aloha Surf Hotel”.
  • Max Darwin
  • Christine Cox
  • Max Darwin
    Key Cast
    "Jeff Goldblum"
    The Girls on The Bus, The Equalizer, Sneaky Pete, Blindspot
  • Adrienne Wilson
    Key Cast
    Magnum P.I, Terrestrial, Saving Jaws
  • Jodie Yee
    Key Cast
  • Pacer Lee
    Key Cast
    "Boom Guy"
  • Joe Ho
    Key Cast
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    Mockumentary, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Alex Farnham

Alex Farnham is a multi-talented Hawaii-based filmmaker, director, YouTuber, and actor. Known for his versatile range, Alex has gained immense popularity through his comedy sketches, parodies, music videos, and spot-on impersonations of various famous personalities and beloved characters. Alex has translated his online success into the film industry and is currently involved in multiple film projects. Recent credits include director of upcoming feature film “Terrestrial”, plus roles in “The Wind and the Reckoning” (Best Made In Hawaii Feature Film 2022) and “Aloha Surf Hotel”. With his infectious energy and boundless creativity, Alex continues to entertain and inspire audiences worldwide, leaving an indelible mark on the comedy and film industry.

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Director Statement

I was kinda hooked from the get go when Max pitched me the idea of making a mockumentary on Oahu using the theme of Akira Kurosawa’s “Dersu Uzala”. It sounded both absurd and endearing. And super film-nerdy. I loved it.

During the process, both Max and I wanted to make sure thematically that even though we were making a comedy, we were seriously painting a picture of a human being trying to force something into existence against the backdrop of nature for which, in Kurosoawa’s words, “he will always be too small to face the vastness of”. Then when I read the script I could immediately envision how Oahu was a perfect backdrop. As a local to Hawai’i I knew that “Lost Treasure” was something to which I could bring a lot to the table.

With so much content these days where self-proclaimed experts go “treasure hunting”, using Oahu’s legacy as the seven year shooting location for the TV series LOST seemed like a perfect fit to satirize this recurring “treasure hunting” and “man vs. Nature” story trope.

I feel strongly that we ended up with something special by taking our far-fetched idea seriously. It would be an honor to join you all at this year’s festival. Thank you for taking our film into consideration!

Alex Farnham