Maui’s Got Talent!

Boutique talent agency Larson Talent has had great success in Hawaii, landing clients such as Apple, Disney Aulani, Pottery Barn, and Hawaii Five-0.

But what most people don’t know is that the agency, owned and operated by former model and Honolulu native Dawn Larson-Lord, is based on the neighbor island of Maui, not Oahu.

Now celebrating one full year of business on the Valley Isle, Larson-Lord said the agency plans on increasing their presence on the island throughout the coming months.

“This summer we plan to generate more opportunities in Maui by making our presence known to clients and talent,” she said. “Not many people realize that we are based in Maui and commute to and from Honolulu on a monthly basis. We currently have talent on Oahu, Big Island, and Maui and will be selectively choosing top talent by street scouting and casting calls this summer for Maui and Kauai.”HANALEI BAY, KAUAI, HAWAII

Since working on Maui, Larson Talent has provided talent for a Hawaii Visitor Bureau video, a Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa video, Shops of Wailea’s newest ad campaign (soon to be featured in Hana Hou and Maui No Ka Oi magazines), a Mauna Loa commercial called “Maui Style,” a fashion editorial spread in the March/April issue of Maui No Ka Oi, and Dakine Surf’s spring 2015 catalogue.

And with Aloha Film Studios opening soon on Maui, Larson Talent hopes to get involved in many of those upcoming projects.

“We are looking forward to working with the Maui film studio and any feature films coming to Maui to film,” added Larson-Lord.

But while Larson Talent has found much success working on Maui, it’s still not the production hub that Oahu is. Larson-Lord is looking to help bridge that gap.

“Oahu has steady work in acting and modeling, whereas Maui and Big Island have a lot of top-caliber models and actors, there just isn’t enough work,” she explained. “For this reason, I am the bridge for outer island models to get a shot at castings and bookings that they normally wouldn’t be able to try for in Oahu. For example, our Big Island and Maui models have been consistently booking jobs in Oahu, and our Oahu models have been booking work in Oahu as well as in Maui and Big Island.”

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1 comment to Maui’s Got Talent!

  • Aloha
    I am seeking representation for acting modeling and singing and voice over work I am located on the big island. I would also like to interact with a professional photographer. I am available for choreography work as well. Please contact me for any scouting opportunities or open call auditions.
    Monique Wilson

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