1/3 PLUS 1/3 EQUALS…?

February 16, 2024

THAT’S where JET Progress is currently in the production (filming) state of OTOSOTU (pronounced “Oh-Toe-So-Two” for “On The Other Side Of The Universe, a Science Futuring drama about the human soul).


Science Futuring? There lots of science fiction and fantasy out there, so what’s science futuring? First it’s about science, which, by definition, is about anything repeatable. Second it’s about futuring; that is, plausibility, typically, future technologies or situations based on current scientific applications. Science Futuring, or SciFu is about plausible future technologies. Science Fiction is about imaginable technologies or situations. Science Fantasy is about unimaginable technologies or situations.


The human soul? Leave it to the minds of author and screenwriter William Maltese with the assistance of author and newbie screenwriter Daniel S. Janik to come up with not only another new film genre (SciFu) but also a novel application, namely the human soul. Years ago, I proclaimed academically that, to my knowledge, there were only three ways to “prove” that something is true: Authority, Science and Probability. Since then M-Superstring Theory (aka “the Multiverse”) has presented a SciFu fourth way, that can explain a number of previously unexplainable phenomena like birth, consciousness and death. Consider, for example, the idea that psychoses result when one has “one foot in this universe, and the other in another.”


Or, more to the point, the nature of the human soul. Does it exist? If so, what is it? What is its function, if any? Got your interest? Think OTOSOTU, which is 2/3 through filming with 2/3 more to go. Eh? After filming, which is done by scene similarity, what’s recorded on camera must be transferred to a hard drive and re-ordered in terms of continuity. That’s where the extra 1/3 comes from.


So, it’s my pleasure to announce that the filming of OTOSOTU is about 2/3 finished, meaning we’re already half-way through production. Go figure!




L to R: Daniel S. Janik as Brit Mylo / Sakura Kai as Carol Mylo / William Maltese as Chad Stuart in OTOSOTU


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THE POWER OF A COMMON COLD

January 29, 2024

TODAY was scheduled to be an OTOSOTU (pronounced “Oh-Sew-Toe-Two” for “On The Other Side Of The Universe” - https://otosotu.yolasite.com) filming day in JET Progress’ Studio Two – the “Carol Mylo” scenes. However, last night the principal actress playing Carol, Sakura Kai, came down with a cold, and this morning sounds like a burly security agent, rather than the Dominie-in-Grey for the entire Imperax.


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JET PROGRESS’ PROGRESS

January 8, 2024

JET Progress, an independent film production company in Hawaii, currently offers two multi-award-winning films: CLEAN WATER, COMMON GROUND, winner of two-Telly awards, The Indian Independent Film Festival, and Saudi Arabia International Film Festival, and WINNOWING, winner of 30+ international film awards and semi-finalist in the Hawaii International and Washington Film Awards — https://jet-progress.yolasite.com. CLEAN WATER, COMMON GROUND is a documentary on water quality, and WINNOWING is...


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MAKING MOCHI FOR THE NEW YEAR

January 3, 2024

THERE are countless New Year traditions, but as I, actor Daniel S. Janik (aka author Raymond Gaynor) and my partner, actress Sakura Kai (aka author Setsuko Tsuchiya) represent a melding of Western and Asian cultures, one of our favorite New Year traditions is making mochi.



The “recipe” is quite simple: Make some rice, specifically mochigome (糯米), a short-grain glutinous rice. In general, the better the “quality” of the rice, the better the mochi. But that’s only half of what make...


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LATEST NEWS FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE UNIVERSE

December 19, 2023

MOVIES are a lot like families: They begin with the birth of something new, require lots of coddling throughout infancy, tolerance during toddlership, and frank but kind, constructive criticism during adolescence. OTOSOTU (pronounced “Oh-Toe-So-Two” for On The Other Side Of The Universe – https://otosotu.yolasite.com) has now reached young adulthood, entering pre-production with intriguing, meaningful and mature character-and-scene concepts. During the December, the JET Progress product...


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A SIGN OF THE TIMES

December 17, 2023

HAVING just recently spent 5 weeks in Japan, I have to mention my delight in discovering hoshigaki. I came across them my first day and almost every day afterwards, tied together in long strings hung from porch roofs throughout the main island, Honshuu. Looking like beaded curtains of brilliant orange, they are the start of dried Japanese persimmons, which herald December and the pending New Year. 


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A BRIEF TRIP TO JAPAN’S EDO PERIOD

December 16, 2023

DURING a brief trip to Japan in late November to visit family, actress Sakura Kai (Setsuko Tsuchiya) and I made an even briefer stop at Toei-Kyoto Studios jidaigeki (Japanese period drama) Park and filming lot for a day — https://global.toei-eigamura.com. Needless to say, being actors ourselves, we had a wonderful time transported back to Japan’s Edo period (1600 to 1868 AD) Japan, walking streets we’d seen in various Japanese movies and shows in the taiga (historical) drama genre. Ac...


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MYSTERIOUS, REPEATING FAST RADIO BURSTS

December 15, 2023

CNN reporter Ashley Strickland recently published an article entitled “Mysterious, fast radio bursts in space keep getting stranger (https://www.cnn.com/2023/12/14/world/repeating-fast-radio-burst-quirk-scn/index.html#).


Fast radio bursts (FRBs) — “bright, millisecond-long flashes of radio waves in space” — in their own right, are, in my opinion, quite mysterious enough. Known since 2007, FRBs seem to be “coming from distant points across the universe.” According to Strickland,...


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HALF WAY TO THE HOLIDAYS AND THEY’VE HARDLY BEGUN!

December 14, 2023
USUALLY, starting just after Thanksgiving, I feel an inner pull that the end-of-year holidays are upon us. Maybe it’s the lengthening night darkness, though living in Hawaii it’s certainly less noticeable than Northern continental USA. Maybe the chillier weather, though, again, chillier is certainly relative, here in Hawaii meaning a drop from 90’s to low 70’s F. Maybe it’s the invasion of the evergreens into the hearts of so many homes, and, while pine trees and wreaths do suddenly...

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NO LIMO

December 11, 2023

READERS sometimes email me at drjanik@gmail.com asking me if, with my wife and I being actors, we regularly take a limo to go somewhere. Well, yes, it’s true Sakura Kai (aka Setsuko Tsuchiya – https://setsukotsuchiya.com) and I, Daniel S. Janik (https://janik.yolasite.com/actor.php) are actors as well as authors, but, ummm, sad to burst the limo bubble, but we walk together to work whenever possible, which is most of the time.


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Author/Actor Daniel S. Janik (aka author Raymond Gaynor/Gary Martine) A retired physician turned author, actor, dancer, educator, naturalist, former publisher, Daniel S. "Dan" Janik has plenty to say.

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