I am a lifelong Honoluluan whose true calling is to tell the stories of others, whether through photos, film, video, audio or the written word. This was originally supposed to be a collection of my printed works – some previously published in periodicals like Billboard, the Honolulu Advertiser, Honolulu Star-Bulletin and Honolulu Weekly (listed here underArticles), though it’s undergone several changes over the years.

As it stands today, B-Side HNL is primarily a TV show featuring artsists, musicians and filmmakers from Hawaii and around the world. It airs the first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm and every Tuesday night at 10:00 pm locally on ‘Olelo channel 53 on Spectrum and in full HD on Hawaiian Telcom channel 1053. You can also follow the B-Side HNL project (and contact me) on Facebook and Instagram.

Although I’ve just begun delving more into written material again (all my new, never-published pieces are categorized on this site under ‘Words‘), most of what you see here are video projects that are or will constitute future B-Side HNL episodes. I will continue to update this site on a regular basis with works I hope you find worthy of your time.

                                                                                                                       – Shawn “Speedy” Lopes

I doubt anyone needs more intel on me, but in case you’re curious, see 25 Things You Didn’t Know About Me.


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