KULEANA expands in Hawai'i & Guam

KULEANA opened in eight theaters in Hawai'i and Guam on March 30th, posted strong opening weekend box office numbers, and expands this weekend to three additional locations on Oahu. It's been a pleasure working with Regal Cinemas on this roll-out, as they really seem to see the box office potential of local stories for the local market. 

If we can continue to post strong numbers, we'll begin discussions with Regal about opening the film in select mainland markets. Check Hawaii Cinema's website for where it's playing near you, as there are already many screenings on the calendar for the coming months via GathR's theater-on-demand platform. 

And don't forget, buy your tickets in ADVANCE

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KULEANA opens statewide on March 30th || screening on Mainland also

The indie feature KULEANA, which I produced and act in, opens statewide in Hawai'i on March 30th. This is the first locally-produced film to receive a statewide theatrical run in over a decade - so if you're on Maui, Oahu, Big Island or Kauai, please get out there and support the local talent that invested so much love and labor in realizing this story. You won't be disappointed! 

We've also partnered with Gathr for a theatrical-on-demand release in the continental US. You can check your local listings, or even sign-up to be a screening "captain", by going HERE

Kudos to writer/director Brian Kohne for his doggedness in taking the film this far! 

Check out the trailer HERE

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Hawai'i Int'l Film Festival | November film premieres

Two films will be premiering at the upcoming Hawai'i International Film Festival (HIFF), which runs Nov. 2-12. A short I wrote and directed, entitled I AM BECAUSE YOU ARE, will world premiere on November 5th. We shot the film over four days here on Maui, with local cast and crew, including several family members. We were lucky enough to be supported by a grant/licensing deal from Pacific Islanders in Communication. After playing festivals, the film will be broadcast on PBS. 

Also screening at HIFF is Brian Kohne's feature KULEANA, which I produced and was forced to act in. The film has been racking up awards on the festival circuit and will be released theatrically in late January/early February. More news on the roll-out soon. 

Finally, still busy on the AMC TV series with Kristiana Kahakauwila. We are revising, polishing, and revising the pilot script some more. 

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