Henry Joe Productions (hjP) is a theatre and film production company. Established by Henry Ian Cusick, hjP creates works that strive for originality: producing prestigious, quality projects that have heart and soul. We are passionate about creating theatre and films that, in addition to being entertaining – challenge audiences, genre and convention and give hope. Along with developing shows, hjP is committed to nurturing enterprising talent in every aspect of filmmaking. hjP works with many artists across the US, Hawaii, Scotland and beyond.
Our first production “Dress” had a crew of 50 volunteers from extremely skilled film makers to artists taking their first steps in film making. It was a film made with the spirit of Aloha. Dress premiered at the Honolulu International Film festival on Sunday October 13th 2013. It won the Audience Award for best short film.
- GODLESS written by Henry Ian Cusick and Ross Kettle March 1861. Captain James Macgregor, a survivor of the infamous charge of the light brigade at the battle of Balaclava, finds himself in New York on the eve of one of the bloodiest civil wars in history.
- PUNK written by Henry Ian Cusick and Ross Kettle After finding his wife in bed with his best friend, 40 year old life long Punk rocker and bag-piper Dod leaves Glasgow on a spiritual trip to Tibet, but through a series of mishaps ends up in Los Angeles, juggling life between his part time job at buddhist center and his “new family” of squatters in Venice beach, CA.
- BLUE written by Annie Cusick Wood A theatre show for under fives. Inky Blue and Pale blue are happy in their blue world until one day a red sock arrives uninvited. Red sock chaos erupts! Pale wants it out and Inky falls in love with it. The two Blue’s embark on an emotional journey of tolerance, acceptance and love. (premiered at Honolulu Theatre for Youth in 2012)
- HAPPY (a play in development for under fives) by Annie Cusick Wood Who is Happy? What is Happy? would you know Happy if you met it? Where can we find Happy and what does it even mean? Happy is a funny story about one characters search for happiness.
- Robbie (a film in development) by Annie Cusick Wood Robbie is really awful in english class at school. Particularly when it comes to reading poetry aloud. He is the joke of the class. However when his class win a trip to visit the museum of Robert Burns in Ayrshire, his relationship with poetry and his encounter with the ghost of Scotand’s Bard ( Robbie Burns) takes our Robbie into new worlds where he realizes he can achieve anything if he puts his mind to it.
Henry Ian Cusick
HENRY IAN CUSICK was born in Peru, raised in Trinidad and Scotland and he now lives in Hawaii. He trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama before joining the Citizens Theatre Glasgow.
He received a special commendation in the Ian Charleson award for the title role in Torquato Tasso at the Edinburgh International Festival and as Creon in Oedipus at the Citizens Theatre.
On stage Cusick has worked with the Royal National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company and Almeida, London to name a few.
Cusick starred in numerous British TV shows before moving to the U.S. to join the cast of the ABC TV series LOST. In 2006 he was nominated for an Emmy for his role as Desmond Hume and continued as a series regular for 5 seasons. He played a series regular in ABC’s Scandal and had recurring roles on 24, SVU: Law and Order, Fringe, The Mentalist and Body of Proof. He is currently a series regular on CW’s The 100.
On the big screen Cusick appeared in Hitman. Other independent film credits include HalfLight, 9/tenths, Richard II and Not Another Happy Ending. Leading movie roles in Frank vs God, The Gospel of John, The Girl on The Train and Just Let Go to be released in 2015.
He has also written, produced, directed and stars in his first short film “dress” which won Best Short at Honolulu International Film Festival, Peace on Earth Film Festival and was a finalist at USA Film Festival.
Annie Cusick Wood
ANNIE CUSICK WOOD was born in Fort William, Scotland. She grew up on the Isle of Islay, Scotland and graduated as a drama teacher from Aberdeen College of Education. She has worked as an educator and a director since 1987 and has written and directed plays for children for many companies across the UK including TAG, The Citizens Theatre, M6, Newcastle Playhouse, Leicester Haymarket, Visible Fictions, the macRobert and Catherine Wheels. She was the Drama Artist at the macRobert, Stirling for 4 years before becoming the Artistic Director of Polka Theatre in London in 2002. Annie was one of the first recipients of a Creative Scotland Award in 2000 from the Scottish Arts Council. Her shows “The Red Balloon”, “Martha” and “The Happy Prince” all played on Broadway at the New Victory Theatre and toured extensively across Canada, the USA and at many international festivals. Awards include the Victor Award for “The Red Balloon” and the ‘Best Play for Children’ at the Shanghai Children’s Theater festival for “Martha”. Since moving to Hawaii in 2006, she has directed musicals “The Red Balloon” and “Charlie Brown” for Hearts and “Stellaluna” for Kids Entertainment (Toronto). She wrote and directed “Blue”, “Sort It Out”, “Peter Rabbit and the Garden” , “Auntie Martha and the Nene” and The Tiny Tree for Honolulu Theatre for Youth. 2017 will welcome the premiere of her newest play Home on Feb. 11 at HTY.
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