The Game

Our newest Fujitsu television commercial is called “The Game” and it features some of Hawaii’s most popular and successful football players. The spot was conceived by Drew Santos, Nate Ilao, Rich Miano and Greg Davis. Greg is from KHON Channel 2 and he wrote, filmed and directed the spot which was filmed on location at Aloha Stadium and at the Hamai Residence in Kahala. This was an incredible shoot that was filled with fun, laughter and a lot of sweat. The football scenes were filmed at 1:30 in the afternoon on a 90 degree summer day. The sweat dripping from the players is real. Loved having the Kapahulu Raider Football Team come out to challenge our All-Stars. Was also a thrill to see Colt Brennan and all of these great players back on the Hawaii field again. Brought back tons of memories. Leonard Peters was a riot on the field and at the home in Kahala. He is a natural actor with great presence. I think it’s the hair! Rich Miano was the “Coach” and he delivered his lines like a true leader. The surprise of the the shoot was Nate Ilaoa who is always quiet and reserved. Nate delivered his lines perfectly and pretty much stole the show. Filming in the home theatre in Kahala was a morning that started slow with a 9:00 casting call. Everyone arrived on time and warmed up to each other quite quickly. The guys ate some breakfast, watched NFL football and a replay of Rich Miano announcing the Hawaii game the day before. Ashlee Kozuma and Meleana Fernandez from the Larson Talent Agency joined the guys for the final scenes and that’s when it really got fun. The interaction between the girls and the players was fantastic. Everyone was just laughing and smiling. This was an incredible shoot that I will never forget.

Nate Ilaoa: Played football for the University of Hawaii 2002-2006 and amassed over 1800 All Purpose Yards as Running Back and Receiver. Nate was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2007.

Rich Miano: Walk-on at the University of Hawaii in 1981 and became All WAC Defensive Back in 1983 and 1984. Rich was drafted in the 6th Round of the NFL Draft by the New York Jets in 1985. His career in the NFL lasted 11 seasons and included playing at Atlanta and Philadelphia. Rich returned to Hawaii where he was Associate Head Football Coach during some of Hawaii’s greatest seasons. He returned to his former High Scool (Kaiser) in 2011 where he lead a last place team to State Champions in just two short years.

Maa Tanuvasa: Local All-Star Football Player at Mililani High School who went onto the University of Hawaii where he starred for three years. Maa played nine years in the NFL for the Denver Broncos and won two Super Bowl Championships. He now is back in Hawaii coaching at his Alma Mater Mililani High School.

Colt Brennan: Colt electrified the State of Hawaii in 2007 by leading the University of Hawaii team to an undefeated season and trip to the Sugar Bowl. During his time at U.H., Colt set numerous State and National records including the major college record for most touchdown passes. He also broke Ty Detmer’s record for most touchdowns. Drafted in 2008 by the Washington Redskins and also played at Oakland.

Leonard Peters: Played 50 games at the University of Hawaii at Free Safety. Signed with the Chicago Bears in 2007 and also with the New York Jets. Leonard also plays Rugby and will represent the U.S.A. in the next Olympics.

Mike Lafaele: 2007 First Team All WAC Tackle for the University of Hawaii.

Tala Esera: Started all 12 games at Tackle for the 2005 University of Hawaii and was All WAC Second Team Selection. Played in NFL for the Indianapolis Colts.

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