started it all..."The Road to Trials"
Girl Productions was originally founded in 1996 by six extreme mountain
bikers who set forth to create an instructional bike stunt video called
"The Road to Trials." Armed with nothing but a cheap HI-8
camcorder and a whiteboard, the six mountain bikers dove into production.
The video took a grueling three months
to film and was released a year later. Unfortunately, sales of "The
Road to Trails" were dismal and as a result, the company closed
for business in 1997.
of the six mountain bikers, Steve Young, at that time a screenwriter,
reserved the rights to the company name for future use. "I
actually created the name before it was a company, it was the nickname
I gave to a close friend of mine who paddled," Young said.
In 1999, Young
left his screenwriting career in L. A. and returned home to Hawaii
to open shop. He aspired to fashion a production company unlike
any other in the islands. Young exercised his naming rights and
Canoe Girl Productions was reborn in December of 2000 as a Limited
of the six original extreme bikers that made up the former company,
two of us are still here. Do we still bike? Hardly. It's a funny
thing, with the old Canoe Girl, we biked every other day. With the
new Canoe Girl, we're too busy to take a day off." - Steve
above, model Josie Ho, photography by Canoe Girl Productions
WE ARE NOW....
Girl Productions LLC is a three-year old diversified production
company that is dedicated to bringing projects from script to screen.
To date the company has succeeded in bringing many in-house projects
the company is CEO Steve Young and CFO Ryan Torres.
in my life did I think I would be going into business with Ryan,"
admits Young, who made it a habit of teasing Torres at every chance
that he had during high school.
many, Torres is the perfect compliment to Young's overdriven enthusiasm.
Scottie Tsuha, Merchandising Manager for Canoe Girl admits, "Steve
thinks he can do anything and make money off of it. But he has to
push it through Torres to crunch the numbers before greenlighting
about Torres yells, "He's a pessimist. He can't look past the
back, "Steve's too optimistic. He can't look at the numbers."
duo finds common ground to succeed. To list just a few of the companies
successes: to date, the company has successfully branded itself
as one of the fastest growing production companies in Hawaii, has
become a University of Hawaii apparel licensee, owned a Japanese
TV show, and dove into the world of concert promotion...and much
about the future of Canoe Girl, Torres says, "We have positioned
ourselves to make a run at the playoffs this year. Next year (2004)
we're going for the superbowl."
Girl Productions is now held by Nevada Corproation 5th Perception.
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