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Honolulu firefighter and filmmaker Jeff Wallace took 10 years to create his award-winning indie film ‘Angel by Thursday’

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                                Honolulu firefighter Jeff Wallace wrote and directed “Angel by Thursday,” which along with cast and crew, has won numerous awards at film festivals nationally. It is his first feature-length film, which is now available on Amazon Prime Video and other platforms.

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    Honolulu firefighter Jeff Wallace wrote and directed “Angel by Thursday,” which along with cast and crew, has won numerous awards at film festivals nationally. It is his first feature-length film, which is now available on Amazon Prime Video and other platforms.

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                                Filming for “Angel by Thursday” was completed in 2014. From left is Clint (Kenneth Matepi), Sara (Jennifer Kinsey), Julia (Olga Kalashnikova) and Toby (Russell Subiono)

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    Filming for “Angel by Thursday” was completed in 2014. From left is Clint (Kenneth Matepi), Sara (Jennifer Kinsey), Julia (Olga Kalashnikova) and Toby (Russell Subiono)

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                                Veteran Hawaii-based actor Branscombe Richmond plays an abusive drug dealer in “Angel by Thursday” and also served as a producer.

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    Veteran Hawaii-based actor Branscombe Richmond plays an abusive drug dealer in “Angel by Thursday” and also served as a producer.

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                                The late Jimmy Borges portrays a beach denizen in his final on-screen performance before his death in 2016.

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    The late Jimmy Borges portrays a beach denizen in his final on-screen performance before his death in 2016.

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                                A scene from “Angel by Thursday.”

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    A scene from “Angel by Thursday.”

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                                “Angel by Thursday” stars Kenneth Matepi, Olga Kalashnikova and Russell Subiono.

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    “Angel by Thursday” stars Kenneth Matepi, Olga Kalashnikova and Russell Subiono.

Jeff Wallace finds his energy at 3 a.m. That’s when he starts his day. In some ways, that’s a good thing, since he is a Honolulu firefighter who needs to be ready to go at a moment’s notice to snuff out a blaze or come to the aid of a person in need. Read more

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